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Weegy: Dementia - Medications Doctors use medicines to treat dementia in the following ways: To correct a condition that's causing dementia, such as thyroid replacement for hypothyroidism, vitamins for lack of vitamin B12, [ or antibiotics for infections To maintain mental functioning for as long as possible when dementia cannot be reversed To prevent further strokes in people who have dementia caused by stroke (vascular dementia) To manage mood or behavior problems, such as depression, insomnia, hallucinations, and agitation Medication Choices - Medicines to help maintain mental function: Cholinesterase inhibitors such as donepezil (Aricept), galantamine (Reminyl), and rivastigmine (Exelon). ?These drugs were developed to treat Alzheimer's disease, but they may be tried in other dementias, especially vascular dementia.2 It is not clear how long these medicines will work. Side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss.3 Memantine (Namenda). This medicine is used to treat symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, but may also help with mild to moderate vascular dementia.3 Medicines to help control mood or behavior problems: Antipsychotic drugs, such as risperidone (Risperdal) or olanzapine (Zyprexa). Antidepressants, especially selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Medicines to prevent future strokes: The doctor may prescribe medicines for high blood pressure and high cholesterol, since these conditions are risk factors for vascular dementia.4 These drugs can't reverse existing dementia, but they may prevent future strokes and heart disease that can lead to further brain damage. - - ] (More)
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