In most instances, there are no ways to cure the diseases that cause dementia.
However, there are drugs available that may alleviate some of the symptoms.
Drug treatments for Alzheimer's disease: Aricept, Exelon, Reminyl and Ebixa
There are a variety of drugs that can help the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease or slow the progression of the disease.
Complementary and alternative medicine and dementia
Read more about the issues surrounding the use of complementary and alternative treatments and the current evidence for their effectiveness.
Information on antipsychotics
If you are worried about a person with dementia being prescribed antipsychotics we have all the information you need.
Access to drugs campaign
Alzheimer's drug treatments have made a significant difference to quality of life for thousands of people with Alzheimer's disease and their carers. The Access to drugs campaign has already had significant success, but there is still much work to be done.