Is there a standard treatment protocol for Alzheimer’s disease? Dr. Gayatri Devi, board-certified neurologist and author of The Spectrum of Hope: An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease, explains that while almost all Alzheimer’s patients are on medication, treatment plans are highly individualized and may include brain exercises and stimulation, as well as lifestyle interventions. For example, diets and supplements rich in antioxidants can help keep the brain healthy. Ask your doctor about your treatment plan and be sure to understand the rationale behind every aspect. While stability is the goal of Alzheimer’s treatment plans, other forms of dementia may allow for significant improvement in brain function.

To learn more from Dr. Devi, visit her website or purchase her latest book, The Spectrum of Hope: An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease.