Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative brain disorder that causes dementia and leads to death. No one is sure what causes this disease and there is no cure. Some Alzheimer's medication can have a small temporary effect, slowing the disease's progression, but no drug can prevent it from worsening over time. In the disease's early stages, medications can be taken to deal with signs of the disease including depression, anxiety, agitation and psychotic or inappropriate behaviour.
Alzheimer's medications Cognex, Aricept, Reminyl and Exelon all delay the breakdown of acetylcholine, a brain chemical needed for nerve cells to communicate. Cognex has the most side effects and is used the least.
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