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Alzheimer’s Treatment and Care

Back To Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

At Banner Health, we understand the range of emotions you and your loved one may be experiencing as you learn to adjust to an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and we’re here for you. Between the longstanding support of Banner Health and our memory care centers of excellence, we’re able to provide help and hope through a truly unique and revolutionary care model that meets both the medical and non-medical needs of patients and their loved ones alike.

The Alzheimer’s experts and researchers at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Banner Sun Health Research Institute take a collaborative approach to provide the most advanced treatments by leveraging innovative scientific discoveries and best-in-class technology. Unwavering in their commitment to care, the compassionate Alzheimer’s care team at Banner Health is dedicated to preserving hope and quality of life with access to tomorrow’s medicine today.

What Is the Prognosis for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are progressive, chronic conditions that last on average eight years. Nearly 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, making it the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Living with these diseases can create challenges for both you and your loved one. While there is currently no cure, there are medical and non-medical strategies to find success in daily living at each stage of the disease.

How Is Alzheimer’s Disease Treated?

The Alzheimer’s specialists at Banner Health believe those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease have the best chance at a quality life when they’re provided with as many options as possible. While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, treatments, including medications as well as non-drug therapies, are available to manage symptoms and improve the quality of life for patients and their caregivers.

Banner’s unique care model takes a personalized, multidisciplinary treatment approach that combines standard clinical therapies to manage symptoms and improve overall wellbeing with experimental treatment opportunities for every stage of Alzheimer’s. Our groundbreaking experimental treatments are offered at Banner Health’s three memory care centers of excellence.

Talk to your doctor about FDA-approved medications to help manage Alzheimer's symptoms and available experimental treatment clinical trials to offer help and hope. Learn more about Alzheimer’s clinical trials at Banner Health.

Who Makes Up the Multidisciplinary Team?

The Alzheimer’s multidisciplinary care team includes your primary care physician, expert Alzheimer’s specialists, dementia specialists, researchers, neurologists, neuropsychologists, social workers and psychologists.

Additionally, Banner Health’s experienced neurological rehabilitation team includes physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists and therapeutic recreation specialists to deliver expert, compassionate care for a variety of sensory, motor, cognitive and behavioral issues. Neurological rehabilitation helps patients with Alzheimer’s disease improve function, reduce symptoms, regain mobility, build strength and endurance and improve overall well-being.

Can Vitamins and Supplements Treat Alzheimer’s?

Vitamins and supplements, such as vitamin E, are not proven to successfully treat Alzheimer’s disease. While vitamins and supplements from the internet or drugstores claim they can improve cognitive function, their safety and effectiveness hasn’t been validated.

Support for Alzheimer’s

You are not alone. Not only is Banner Health dedicated to ending Alzheimer's disease through the three Centers of Excellence for memory disorders, but we are also dedicated to providing a new model of care for people and families. This includes education, support and resources to meet needs along the way. Learn more about support groups, classes and events offered through our memory centers.