Alzheimer's disease is a devastating condition that affects many people in Hawaii. Our chapter provides education, support groups, and local resources to those suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia. We offer scheduled training, webinars, programs, and online resources to help those affected by the disease. The FDA has approved traditional treatments for early stages of Alzheimer's, such as mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or mild dementia due to Alzheimer's.
This approval is based on the presence of high levels of beta-amyloid in the brain. Unfortunately, there is no food that can be labeled as a drug for Alzheimer's disease. Fortunately, there are other treatments available for those suffering from Alzheimer's in Hawaii. These treatments can help slow the progression of the disease and improve quality of life. Some of the most common treatments include medications, lifestyle changes, and therapies.
Medications are often prescribed to help manage symptoms of Alzheimer's. These medications can help improve memory, thinking, and behavior. Common medications used to treat Alzheimer's include cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine. Lifestyle changes can also help those with Alzheimer's.
Eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep are all important for managing symptoms of the disease. Additionally, social activities can help improve quality of life and reduce stress. Finally, therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and music therapy can be beneficial for those with Alzheimer's. CBT helps patients learn how to cope with their symptoms and manage their emotions. Music therapy can help reduce stress and improve mood. Alzheimer's is a difficult condition to manage, but there are treatments available in Hawaii that can help those affected by the disease.
With the right combination of medications, lifestyle changes, and therapies, it is possible to slow the progression of the disease and improve quality of life.