Alzheimer’s Treatment and Care

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 the person and their family. 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?

While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, treatments are available to manage symptoms and improve the quality of life for patients and their caregivers. At Banner Health, there are three Centers of Excellence to care for memory and cognitive disorders. The focus is on groundbreaking research and care for those experiencing memory loss. The multidisciplinary team of experts conducts comprehensive evaluations and diagnosis. Learn more about Banner Health’s memory services

Banner Health’s experienced neurological rehabilitation team delivers 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.

Learn more about Banner Heath’s neurological rehabilitation program.

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

Supplements, such as vitamin E, are not effective in treating Alzheimer’s.

Support for Alzheimer’s

You are not alone. Not only is the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute dedicated to ending Alzheimer's disease, 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.