Drug treatments for Alzheimer's disease - other resources

Learn about research into new treatments for Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, how you might be able to help, as well as further information.

Research into new treatments

No new drugs have been licensed in the UK for Alzheimer's disease since memantine in 2002.

However, there is a lot of research into new drug treatments. These aim either to give better relief from symptoms or - if possible - to slow down or stop the underlying disease in the brain.

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Further information

Last reviewed: December 2014
Next review due: December 2017

Reviewed by: Dr Rupert McShane, Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Delia Bishara, Consultant Pharmacist in Mental Health of Older Adults and Dementia, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Professor Roy Jones, Director and Honorary Consultant Geriatrician, The Research Institute for the Care of Older People, Royal United Hospital, Bath, and Dr Jill Mann, Memory Clinic Physician, The Research Institute for the Care of Older People, Royal United Hospital, Bath

This information has also been reviewed by people affected by dementia. A list of sources is available on request from our Publications team.

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