Drug treatments and non drug treatments

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

There are a variety of drugs that can help the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease or slow the progression of the disease.

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.

Talking therapies

Talking therapies give people the chance to speak in confidence to a trained professional about problems or issues that are causing them concern. Talking therapies include counselling, psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

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.