Drug treatment for dementia
Drugs that can slow down the progression are available for both Alzheimer-type dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. The amount of medication to be taken for Alzheimer-type dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies varies depending on the state of progression of the disease. It is important for a patient to continue to take the medication properly according to the doctor's prescription.
Alzheimer-type dementia is a progressive disease. Therefore, it is considered that drug therapy can slow down the progression of symptoms, even if no change in the symptoms is noted, as compared to no drug treatment (maintenance effect). If any unusual condition persists after taking the medication, please consult your doctor.