How effective are cholinesterase inhibitors?
Cholinesterase inhibitors can slightly delay the loss of brain function in people who have mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. But these medications may also cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting or dizziness.
There is no cure for Alzheimer’s, but there are a number of different medications and strategies aiming 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.