There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s however there are medications given to slow progress. Other support is therefore needed as well as medications; look out for further Lent prompts for more information.
Anti chlorintase inhibitors (AcHe inhibitors). These stop chlorintrase in the brain being broken down by enzymes and this means there is more chlorintease in the brain. Having more chlorintease is good because it helps send messages between cells in the brain.
There are three medications, different ones suit different people. The three are rivastigmine, donepezil and galantsmide.
This drug stops glutamate rising to toxic levels which can kill brain cells.