Can dementia be cured?

Can dementia be cured?

Can dementia be cured?

Image with elderly lady with the question: Can dementia be cured?
When someone learns that they, or a loved one, are dealing with a serious ailment or disease, the first question typically asked is, “Can dementia be cured?

While medical breakthroughs and discoveries happen every day around the globe, there are currently no known cures for dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease.

But that’s not to say all hope is lost. There are drugs on the market today that can improve some of the symptoms associated with dementia, and trials continue to be conducted to see how advances in stem cell and immunotherapy research may be used to combat the disease in the future.

It’s important to also understand that maintaining a healthy body can help prevent the onset of dementia. For example, research tells us that risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and smoking can increase your risk of developing dementia as well as other serious diseases.

Additionally, if you think you, or someone you love, may be experiencing symptoms of dementia, make an appointment to see your medical professional as soon as possible. There are some illnesses that can cause symptoms similar to dementia that can be resolved with medications or other currently available treatments.

While there is no cure for dementia today, there are memory care facilities that specialize in caring for individuals living with dementia or other cognitive disorders. Such facilities will typically offer diverse activities that focus on sensory and memory recall, more one-to-one involvement with staff, medication management by licensed personnel, personal care assistance, case management and social work, housekeeping services and much more.

For more information, please contact the professionals at Bristol Homes today at (716) 406-9500 or info@bristolhome.org.

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