Does memantine help?
Medications containing the drug memantine are supposed to help people who have Alzheimer’s disease remember things and better manage their daily tasks. Studies show that memantine can somewhat delay the worsening of mental performance. Other abilities important in daily life may also last longer.
There is no cure for Alzheimer’s. A number of different medications and other treatment options aim to relieve the symptoms and slow down the progression of the disease. Non-drug strategies include memory training and the encouragement of social activities. The medications available for treating Alzheimer’s include cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine, as well as the herbal medicine Ginkgo biloba.