There is no cure for Alzheimer’s. So far, there have been no treatments to stop or reverse Alzheimer’s disease.

Currently, there are FDA-approved medicines that slow down the progress of Alzheimer’s disease. 

  • Aducanumab-avwa (aduhelm): 
    • Targets the fundamental pathophysiology of the disease by reducing amyloid beta plaques in the brain. 
    • Side effects: swelling of bleeding in the brain.
  • Aricept: 
    • For all stages of Alzheimer’s disease: mild, moderate, and severe. 
  • Razadyne (formerly called Reminyl): 
    • For mild to moderate Alzheimer’s. 
  • Exelon: 
    • For mild to moderate Alzheimer’s. 
    • Also available in a skin patch
  • Memantine (Namenda):  
    • For moderate-to-severe Alzheimer’s disease. 
    • Changing the amount of a brain chemical called glutamate, which plays a role in learning and memory
    • Keeping the levels of glutamate in check by blocking the receptors. 
    • Helping improve how well the brain works and how well some people can do everyday tasks. 
    • Working even better when taken it with Aricept, Exelon, or Razadyne.
    • Side effects include tiredness, dizziness, confusion, constipation, and headache.
  • Namzaric:
    • For moderate to severe Alzheimer’s
    • A mix of Namenda and Aricept. It’s best for Alzheimer’s patients, who already take the two drugs separately.