Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Alzheimer’s Agitation can be Helped

Agitation in Alzheimer’s can now be helped by the drug combination of quinidine and dextromethorphan.  This complication can be devastating for family members and nursing home personnel.  However, even better results have been reported  by treating affected patients with low level laser therapy  around and below the skull.  The latter usually gets great results in 5-10 treatments.  Occasional maintenance therapy might be needed.  Memory problems are slower to respond, but the loss of agitation shows the greatest improvement.

See Alzheimer’s Association Congress Proceedings, and


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