Set Realistic Expectations About Meds for Alzheimer’s
There’s not a hard-and-fast rule to know whether to start or stop meds for Alzheimer’s disease.
Patients and families often want to try anything to help dementia. But help set realistic expectations up front...to limit false hope.
Explain that cholinesterase inhibitors (donepezil, etc) are modestly effective at best...and many patients won’t benefit.