Alzheimer's Therapists in Houston, TX

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Gulf Coast Neuropsychology, PLLC
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP/CN
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77058
In my practice I work with a wide variety of medical diagnostic groups including, but not limited to, traumatic brain injury, stroke, demyelinating disorders, brain tumors, seizure disorder, dementia and memory disorders of aging, neurodevelopmental disorders, and other neurologic based conditions.
Welcome to my practice. I specialize in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological, neurodevelopmental, and neuropsychiatric/behavioral disorders effecting late adolescents and adults. Comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations are aimed at identifying patterns of cognitive strengths and weaknesses across multiple domains that help localize organic brain dysfunction, assist with differential diagnosis, and guide treatment recommendations. Cognitive rehabilitation and psychological interventions are offered. Services provided in Southeast (Houston) Texas.
In my practice I work with a wide variety of medical diagnostic groups including, but not limited to, traumatic brain injury, stroke, demyelinating disorders, brain tumors, seizure disorder, dementia and memory disorders of aging, neurodevelopmental disorders, and other neurologic based conditions.
Welcome to my practice. I specialize in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological, neurodevelopmental, and neuropsychiatric/behavioral disorders effecting late adolescents and adults. Comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations are aimed at identifying patterns of cognitive strengths and weaknesses across multiple domains that help localize organic brain dysfunction, assist with differential diagnosis, and guide treatment recommendations. Cognitive rehabilitation and psychological interventions are offered. Services provided in Southeast (Houston) Texas.
(409) 404-0254 View (409) 404-0254
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Charles Plafcan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77080
Hello, my name is Charles Plafcan, and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 11 years of clinical experience working with various individuals with Aging, Alzheimer's, Depression, Grief, and many more. My Clinical approaches are CBT, Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. I believe that you will succeed if you keep yourself up and going and function fully in your life despite the pandemic.
Hello, my name is Charles Plafcan, and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 11 years of clinical experience working with various individuals with Aging, Alzheimer's, Depression, Grief, and many more. My Clinical approaches are CBT, Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. I believe that you will succeed if you keep yourself up and going and function fully in your life despite the pandemic.
(512) 877-1285 View (512) 877-1285
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Kathy Lee Siepker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CDP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77084  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical social worker, therapist, educator, and researcher specializing in the mental health and well-being of adults and older adults. My mission is to create a safe and inclusive space where individuals can explore their unique experiences and challenges. I hold expertise in addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, and family conflicts. Additionally, my extensive training in Alzheimer's disease and dementia care allows me to support individuals living with dementia and their family caregivers. Your well-being is my priority, and I am dedicated to supporting you in your path to a more fulfilling life.
I am a licensed clinical social worker, therapist, educator, and researcher specializing in the mental health and well-being of adults and older adults. My mission is to create a safe and inclusive space where individuals can explore their unique experiences and challenges. I hold expertise in addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, and family conflicts. Additionally, my extensive training in Alzheimer's disease and dementia care allows me to support individuals living with dementia and their family caregivers. Your well-being is my priority, and I am dedicated to supporting you in your path to a more fulfilling life.
(214) 692-2076 View (214) 692-2076
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Total Wellness Assessment & Counseling Center
Psychologist, PhD, LPA, LPC, LMFT, LCDC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77098
Bariatric Evaluations, Gifted and Talented, Learning Disability, and Dementia.
Our treatment approach is based on over 20 years of providing testing and treatment services. In every case, our primary treatment goal is to help clients develop the necessary skills to improve health, academic performance, day-to-day functioning and sense of well-being and self-efficacy. We make accessing our services easy by having two convenient locations, evening and weekend hours, and providing virtual and in office services (3801 Kirby Dr. Suite 311 Houston, TX 77098 and 8820 Will Clayton Parkway Suite A Humble, TX 77338).
Bariatric Evaluations, Gifted and Talented, Learning Disability, and Dementia.
Our treatment approach is based on over 20 years of providing testing and treatment services. In every case, our primary treatment goal is to help clients develop the necessary skills to improve health, academic performance, day-to-day functioning and sense of well-being and self-efficacy. We make accessing our services easy by having two convenient locations, evening and weekend hours, and providing virtual and in office services (3801 Kirby Dr. Suite 311 Houston, TX 77098 and 8820 Will Clayton Parkway Suite A Humble, TX 77338).
(832) 402-6539 View (832) 402-6539
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Stacy Bernstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77046  (Online Only)
I am dedicated to working with individual adults of all ages who are struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, and grief, among many other life challenges. By exploring and processing thoughts, feelings and behaviors together, we can work to promote change and enhance your quality of life. I have a special interest in working with adults navigating major life stage transitions, such as with chronic illness and changes that come with aging. I address these concerns, which can include anxiety, grief, dementia, end-of-life issues, and caregiving, in ways that embody compassion, dignity, and respect.
I am dedicated to working with individual adults of all ages who are struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, and grief, among many other life challenges. By exploring and processing thoughts, feelings and behaviors together, we can work to promote change and enhance your quality of life. I have a special interest in working with adults navigating major life stage transitions, such as with chronic illness and changes that come with aging. I address these concerns, which can include anxiety, grief, dementia, end-of-life issues, and caregiving, in ways that embody compassion, dignity, and respect.
(832) 841-4268 View (832) 841-4268
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Sarina Bain
LMSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77001
I am also a Certified Grief Informed Professional and has experience in areas including: Alzheimer's/dementia and cancer.
A goal of therapy is to achieve hope, happiness, and to have an optimistic outlook on the future as well as practicing self-love/care. Life can be unfair at times, and can include family disagreements, work problems and feelings of “I can’t do all this anymore” or “I am so overwhelmed.” I hope to help clients strengthen your coping skills, mindfulness, ways to move through life struggles and navigate relationships. Clients will enter into a therapeutic environment that is non-judgmental and full of hope. I utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI).
I am also a Certified Grief Informed Professional and has experience in areas including: Alzheimer's/dementia and cancer.
A goal of therapy is to achieve hope, happiness, and to have an optimistic outlook on the future as well as practicing self-love/care. Life can be unfair at times, and can include family disagreements, work problems and feelings of “I can’t do all this anymore” or “I am so overwhelmed.” I hope to help clients strengthen your coping skills, mindfulness, ways to move through life struggles and navigate relationships. Clients will enter into a therapeutic environment that is non-judgmental and full of hope. I utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI).
(512) 881-8684 View (512) 881-8684
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Gina Hudnall
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77098
My clinical and testing experiences at Baylor College of Medicine, Quentin Mease General Hospital, and Parkview Adolescent Psychological Services have made me proficient in providing weight and chronic disease related behavioral health treatment, assessing academic placement, identifying personality and dementia related memory disorders, and treating depression and anxiety.
My treatment approach is based on over 10 years of providing testing and treatment services. In every case, my primary treatment goal is to help my clients develop the necessary skills--both thinking and behaving-- to improve their health, academic performance, day-to-day functioning and sense of well-being and self-efficacy. I do not fix my clients but focus all my efforts toward helping them to fix or better manage their problems themselves. This is done through fostering client strengths.
My clinical and testing experiences at Baylor College of Medicine, Quentin Mease General Hospital, and Parkview Adolescent Psychological Services have made me proficient in providing weight and chronic disease related behavioral health treatment, assessing academic placement, identifying personality and dementia related memory disorders, and treating depression and anxiety.
My treatment approach is based on over 10 years of providing testing and treatment services. In every case, my primary treatment goal is to help my clients develop the necessary skills--both thinking and behaving-- to improve their health, academic performance, day-to-day functioning and sense of well-being and self-efficacy. I do not fix my clients but focus all my efforts toward helping them to fix or better manage their problems themselves. This is done through fostering client strengths.
(281) 853-8892 View (281) 853-8892
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Vanessa M Faulkner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ECDCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77010  (Online Only)
I also support those with neurocognitive disorders like Alzheimer's, offering therapy & education for patients & couples.
Hello, I'm Vanessa Faulkner, a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Texas. My areas of expertise include trauma, geriatric neurocognitive disorders, & couples counseling. I approach each session with empathy and dedication, committed to guiding clients-individuals & couples alike-towards healing, better understanding, & stronger, healthier relationships. My passion lies in promoting mental well-being & personal growth, helping clients to navigate life's challenges with resilience. I am deeply invested in understanding the human mind & fostering a sense of self-awareness & interpersonal harmony.
I also support those with neurocognitive disorders like Alzheimer's, offering therapy & education for patients & couples.
Hello, I'm Vanessa Faulkner, a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Texas. My areas of expertise include trauma, geriatric neurocognitive disorders, & couples counseling. I approach each session with empathy and dedication, committed to guiding clients-individuals & couples alike-towards healing, better understanding, & stronger, healthier relationships. My passion lies in promoting mental well-being & personal growth, helping clients to navigate life's challenges with resilience. I am deeply invested in understanding the human mind & fostering a sense of self-awareness & interpersonal harmony.
(806) 230-2673 View (806) 230-2673
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Elaine Messarra Lpc
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77007  (Online Only)
My areas of expertise include anxiety, panic, depression, stress and stress management, grief and loss, women's issues, relationships, divorce, separation, ages and stages, life transitions, aging parents, dementia, Christian Counseling.
I live in Victoria, Texas and I am 65 years young. I am accepting new clients who are Texas residents ages 21 plus for individual therapy. I am here to assist my clients to identify and process emotions, feelings, and situations. It is important to develop a therapeutic bond between therapist and client. I want my clients to feel safe, heard, and understood every session. I want my clients to feel lighter and brighter after talk therapy sessions.
My areas of expertise include anxiety, panic, depression, stress and stress management, grief and loss, women's issues, relationships, divorce, separation, ages and stages, life transitions, aging parents, dementia, Christian Counseling.
I live in Victoria, Texas and I am 65 years young. I am accepting new clients who are Texas residents ages 21 plus for individual therapy. I am here to assist my clients to identify and process emotions, feelings, and situations. It is important to develop a therapeutic bond between therapist and client. I want my clients to feel safe, heard, and understood every session. I want my clients to feel lighter and brighter after talk therapy sessions.
(361) 287-7918 View (361) 287-7918
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Crystal Walter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MPA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77231
**Accepting New Clients at Present** Partnership, Empathy, and Support are immediate offerings provided to my clients. I have over 10 years experience as a mental health practitioner. I am passionate about geriatric mental health. Are you struggling with aging, grief, woman issues or platonic/romantic/familial relationship issues? My modalities are holistic, eclectic when needed, and evidenced based, curated for the specifically for every client. My sessions facilitate space to challenge false narratives , improve your self awareness, community, and quality of life.
**Accepting New Clients at Present** Partnership, Empathy, and Support are immediate offerings provided to my clients. I have over 10 years experience as a mental health practitioner. I am passionate about geriatric mental health. Are you struggling with aging, grief, woman issues or platonic/romantic/familial relationship issues? My modalities are holistic, eclectic when needed, and evidenced based, curated for the specifically for every client. My sessions facilitate space to challenge false narratives , improve your self awareness, community, and quality of life.
(281) 767-2824 View (281) 767-2824
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Robert Reichlin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77030  (Online Only)
My clinical psychology practice involves working with adults experiencing significant life transitions as well difficult emotional states. For many, depression and anxiety that stem from loss, grief and isolation, have been more difficult to manage because of the pandemic. Self-esteem and relationship difficulties have also been more troublesome during this time. I am particularly interested in helping people learn new ways to adapt to changing life circumstances, such as the consequences of the pandemic, adult children leaving home, managing chronic illness, deaths of significant others, and loss of what is familiar.
My clinical psychology practice involves working with adults experiencing significant life transitions as well difficult emotional states. For many, depression and anxiety that stem from loss, grief and isolation, have been more difficult to manage because of the pandemic. Self-esteem and relationship difficulties have also been more troublesome during this time. I am particularly interested in helping people learn new ways to adapt to changing life circumstances, such as the consequences of the pandemic, adult children leaving home, managing chronic illness, deaths of significant others, and loss of what is familiar.
(713) 338-9093 View (713) 338-9093
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Peter Elliott Goldstein
MD
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77018
Hello Texas! I am a seasoned Medical Doctor, (MD) who has a wide range of experience treating both General Medical illnesses, AND Mental Health illnesses. I enjoy taking care of patients with Depression, PTSD, Anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia, among others. Very often I engage my patient's in both Psych MEDication Management, and Supportive Counseling. We prescibe all of the medications that you might of heard of, such as Prozac, Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Zyprexa, Abilify and Effexor. My goal is to shorten the time required to achieve Bio-Pyschosocial wellness via a proactive approach.
Hello Texas! I am a seasoned Medical Doctor, (MD) who has a wide range of experience treating both General Medical illnesses, AND Mental Health illnesses. I enjoy taking care of patients with Depression, PTSD, Anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia, among others. Very often I engage my patient's in both Psych MEDication Management, and Supportive Counseling. We prescibe all of the medications that you might of heard of, such as Prozac, Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Zyprexa, Abilify and Effexor. My goal is to shorten the time required to achieve Bio-Pyschosocial wellness via a proactive approach.
(832) 990-7478 View (832) 990-7478
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Gracefully Rooted Counseling & Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77058
Do you come from a complicated family? Have you experienced childhood trauma or sexual abuse? Have you maybe experienced relational or spiritual abuse or hurt and know that it’s affecting you but you haven’t known how to address it other than talking about it? My client’s are aware that their past experiences affect who they are & how they show up in the world. They want support in healing & changing so they can be free of chronic symptoms & be themselves again! I specialize in helping people achieve lasting relief & growth from the experiences that shape & impact us. Learn more & take our quiz: www.gracefullyrootedcounseling.com
Do you come from a complicated family? Have you experienced childhood trauma or sexual abuse? Have you maybe experienced relational or spiritual abuse or hurt and know that it’s affecting you but you haven’t known how to address it other than talking about it? My client’s are aware that their past experiences affect who they are & how they show up in the world. They want support in healing & changing so they can be free of chronic symptoms & be themselves again! I specialize in helping people achieve lasting relief & growth from the experiences that shape & impact us. Learn more & take our quiz: www.gracefullyrootedcounseling.com
(281) 559-7716 View (281) 559-7716
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Memorial Christian Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77079
Welcome to the Memorial Christian Counseling Center. We are dedicated to providing Christ-centered professional mental health care to those dealing with a variety of challenging circumstances. Life is difficult; Jesus himself said that in this life we would experience trouble. Trials can weigh you down, leading to feelings of despair, anger, sadness, and fear. Depression and anxiety are commonplace for many. Mental and behavioral health struggles have only increased during the last few years and are having a major impact on marriages, young adults, our seniors, and in particular the youth in our communities.
Welcome to the Memorial Christian Counseling Center. We are dedicated to providing Christ-centered professional mental health care to those dealing with a variety of challenging circumstances. Life is difficult; Jesus himself said that in this life we would experience trouble. Trials can weigh you down, leading to feelings of despair, anger, sadness, and fear. Depression and anxiety are commonplace for many. Mental and behavioral health struggles have only increased during the last few years and are having a major impact on marriages, young adults, our seniors, and in particular the youth in our communities.
(832) 770-7804 View (832) 770-7804
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Iris Chang
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77036
I am a 1st generation Taiwanese-American immigrant who came to the US as an adolescent. I can conduct therapy in fluent Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese, and English. I am a full-time self-employee and mother of 2. I changed careers from Engineering B.S, to Business M.M., to Counseling/Behavioral Science M.Ed. therapy. I worked at MIT, and I am currently working on my Ph.D in Clinical Sexology. I empathize with work life balance issues, stress/time management, and career transition/satisfaction. My core goal is to empower individuals, couples and families to make healthy, positive changes in their professional and personal lives.
I am a 1st generation Taiwanese-American immigrant who came to the US as an adolescent. I can conduct therapy in fluent Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese, and English. I am a full-time self-employee and mother of 2. I changed careers from Engineering B.S, to Business M.M., to Counseling/Behavioral Science M.Ed. therapy. I worked at MIT, and I am currently working on my Ph.D in Clinical Sexology. I empathize with work life balance issues, stress/time management, and career transition/satisfaction. My core goal is to empower individuals, couples and families to make healthy, positive changes in their professional and personal lives.
(713) 893-5904 View (713) 893-5904
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Charlie Rao
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77030
Growing with gratitude is my motto.
Growing with gratitude is my motto.
(832) 430-7430 View (832) 430-7430
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Dr. Devika Srivastava
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77007
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS across the U.S. (Psypact states). Life can get stressful and hard at times, so can navigating societal, work, and family issues especially if you’re a person of color, immigrant, child of immigrants or LGBTQIA. Life transitions also require us to accept change but sometimes that may be hard and we can feel “stuck”. My priority is to help you achieve YOUR goals in a way that resonates with who you are, your beliefs, and with your values. I have extensive years of clinical, research, and assessment experience and will provide evidence-based treatment in a supportive, accepting, and collaborative relationship.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS across the U.S. (Psypact states). Life can get stressful and hard at times, so can navigating societal, work, and family issues especially if you’re a person of color, immigrant, child of immigrants or LGBTQIA. Life transitions also require us to accept change but sometimes that may be hard and we can feel “stuck”. My priority is to help you achieve YOUR goals in a way that resonates with who you are, your beliefs, and with your values. I have extensive years of clinical, research, and assessment experience and will provide evidence-based treatment in a supportive, accepting, and collaborative relationship.
(281) 916-8878 View (281) 916-8878
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Kimberly Glaudy: Family Foundation Initiatives
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77060
There is no question that relationships can be hard, but they can be equally satisfying...if we get them right. Are you struggling to connect to your spouse? Are you feeling frustrated by your children's behaviors? Does your self-esteem get in the way of you living a full life? Do you sometimes feel like there is a battle going on within yourself? Guess what...you are not alone, and it would be my privilege to help you through these difficult times.
There is no question that relationships can be hard, but they can be equally satisfying...if we get them right. Are you struggling to connect to your spouse? Are you feeling frustrated by your children's behaviors? Does your self-esteem get in the way of you living a full life? Do you sometimes feel like there is a battle going on within yourself? Guess what...you are not alone, and it would be my privilege to help you through these difficult times.
(281) 843-5621 View (281) 843-5621
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Rhonda M George
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77019
I am a dually licensed Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Texas with over 23+ years of counseling experience. I work with individuals, families, and couples who are experiencing issues and want to work on them in a supportive environment. Clients have told me that I am very friendly, approachable, collaborative, and effective in helping to explore and move them toward their personal goals. I receive many referrals from existing clients, and I have a high rate of client returns, even after years. I would welcome the opportunity to work with you as well.
I am a dually licensed Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Texas with over 23+ years of counseling experience. I work with individuals, families, and couples who are experiencing issues and want to work on them in a supportive environment. Clients have told me that I am very friendly, approachable, collaborative, and effective in helping to explore and move them toward their personal goals. I receive many referrals from existing clients, and I have a high rate of client returns, even after years. I would welcome the opportunity to work with you as well.
(713) 766-5737 View (713) 766-5737
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Nicke Briggs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77077  (Online Only)
Hi Im Nicke. Welcome to 2024! I hope we neet this year to better yourself. I aim to make therapy feel like a familiar conversation; one you can look forward to each time! Any personality disorders or history of bipolar? Lets dive in. Do you find yourself unhappy, depressed, anxious, or feeling like your ready to give up? Are you thinking of divorce or other relationship issues? Substance abuse? Career whoas? The issues that have placed you and your wellbeing at a crossroad can be helped. I am here to help overcome those pits in life. My therapy style is like an old friend, the one you tell secrets to and never feel judged.
Hi Im Nicke. Welcome to 2024! I hope we neet this year to better yourself. I aim to make therapy feel like a familiar conversation; one you can look forward to each time! Any personality disorders or history of bipolar? Lets dive in. Do you find yourself unhappy, depressed, anxious, or feeling like your ready to give up? Are you thinking of divorce or other relationship issues? Substance abuse? Career whoas? The issues that have placed you and your wellbeing at a crossroad can be helped. I am here to help overcome those pits in life. My therapy style is like an old friend, the one you tell secrets to and never feel judged.
(832) 979-8699 View (832) 979-8699

Alzheimer's Therapists

What are the first-line treatment options for Alzheimer’s disease?

The first-line treatment for Alzheimer’s disease is often medication, which may be prescribed based on the severity of the disease. These include cholinesterase inhibitors, memantine, or a combination of the two. Behavioral treatments can help people cope with emotional distress, such as anxiety or anger, and explore lifestyle changes related to housing, caregiving, sleep, and finances.

When to seek treatment for Alzheimer’s?

It’s best to seek treatment at the first signs of dementia. Early warning signs of Alzheimer’s include memory problems, such as forgetting appointments or directions, as well as trouble concentrating, paying attention, retrieving words, and carrying out daily household tasks. An early diagnosis can help people slow the progression of the disease with treatment and plan for the future in terms of housing, support, finances, and legality.

Are there specific medications to treat Alzheimer’s?

Medications approved by the FDA to manage symptoms of Alzheimer’s include galantamine, rivastigmine, and donepezil for mild to moderate Alzheimer’s, and memantine, donepezil, and the rivastigmine patch for moderate to severe Alzheimer’s. These drugs can help manage the disease, but no drug currently cures the disease. Medications recently approved by the FDA, such aducanumab and lecanemab may slow the disease course, but aspects of their effectiveness are still debated.

Are there natural treatments for Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease cannot be cured via natural remedies (nor via medication), but some lifestyle habits can help forestall it or slow its progression. Lifestyle activities that can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease include regular exercise, a healthy, well-rounded diet, stimulating cognitive activity, time spent socializing, adequate sleep, and stress management as needed.