Alzheimer's Treatment Online

Alzheimer’s disease is a common form of dementia that causes a significant decline in memory and mental function.


Alzheimer's symptoms can vary, but patients typically experience:

  • Difficulty thinking and understanding
  • Confusion
  • Delusion and disorientation
  • Forgetfulness
  • Trouble concentrating
  • And more.

Diagnosing and Treating Alzheimer's Online

Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia among older people, is a progressive disease that causes a decline in memory and mental function. This occurs when brain cells degenerate and die.

There are a number of stages of Alzheimer’s. In early stages, one might have trouble remembering something they just read, making plans with friends and family, or asking the same question multiple times. As the disease progresses, other symptoms emerge, including forgetting details about one’s own life, forgetting what season it is, or losing track of his or her phone number. Symptoms of severe decline include having difficulty sitting up, walking, or eating.

Risk factors of developing Alzheimer’s include family history and genetics, down syndrome, mild cognitive impairment, past head trauma, and certain lifestyle choices including lack of exercise, smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and lack of fruits and vegetables.

During a video consult on Amwell your doctor will ask you a series of targeted questions to determine if your symptoms point to Alzheimer’s. Then your provider will proceed to determine the best treatment plan for you. Your provider may recommend in-person examination by a specialist if this is needed. Your treatment plan is based on the duration and severity of your symptoms and your medical history.

Once a diagnosis has been made, your doctor will go over the risks and benefits of the various treatment plans. Treatment for Alzheimer’s is different depending on the severity.

Options for treatment of Alzheimer’s may include:

  • Cholinesterase inhibitors
  • Memantine (Namenda)

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Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers.

See below for answers to some of our most common questions. You can also call us anytime 24 hours a day at 1‑844‑SEE‑DOCS for questions about our services or to speak to a doctor about your symptoms or conditions.

  • What are complications from Alzheimer's?

    Some complications that may arise after developing Alzheimer’s including the inability to communicate if he or she is experiencing pain, follow a treatment plan, report medication side effects, describe or notice symptoms of another condition.

  • What are early signs of Alzheimer's?

    Early signs of the disease include memory loss that affects daily life; difficulty solving problems; trouble reading, judging distance, and determining color or contrast; misplacing things; and changes in mood or personality.

  • What is sundown syndrome or sundowning?

    People with Alzheimer’s often experience significant changes in behavior in the late afternoon and early evening, which is triggered by fading light. This behavior can include yelling, pacing, mood swings, or hearing and seeing things that don’t exist. In order to mitigate the affects of sundown syndrome, it’s suggested that caregivers note the things that seem to trigger sundown syndrome and limit those triggers to the best of their ability.

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