Alzheimer’s disease or senile dementia is a serious disease of the brain that usually occurs in old age. Affected people who visit our medical practice on Mallorca suffer from progressive memory disorders, loss of cognitive abilities as well as changes in behaviour and personality. In Germany, approximately 1.6 million people are affected by this disease. Due to the increasing ageing of the population, the number of people affected is rising continuously.

The treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and senile dementia requires a multidisciplinary approach that takes into account medical, psychological and social factors. Allmedica Andratx, a team of German doctors in Mallorca, offers a wide range of treatment options, including drug therapies, psychotherapeutic approaches and non-pharmacological interventions such as cognitive training and nutritional counselling.
To date, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but certain medications and therapies can slow the progression of the disease and improve the quality of life of those affected. Early diagnosis is of great importance. A precise examination of the brain and specific questioning of patients and relatives are necessary to make the diagnosis.

Drug treatment
Drug treatment can slow down the course of the disease and reduce the progression of symptoms. The drugs aim to improve the transmission of neurotransmitters in the brain to improve cognitive abilities. For many patients, a combination of different agents is recommended to achieve the best effect. However, drugs can also have unwanted side effects, such as nausea, diarrhoea and dizziness.

In addition to drug therapy, targeted psychotherapy can also help to slow down the progression of the disease. The memory and cognitive abilities of those affected can be improved through targeted training. Regular exercise, a balanced diet and a social environment can also help to slow down the course of the disease.

Supportive therapy
Another option for treatment is supportive therapy, which primarily aims to improve the quality of life of those affected. The main focus here is on improving communication and interaction between the person with the disease and their relatives. Individual support and a targeted care concept can also help here.

Overall, there are various treatment options available today to slow down the course of Alzheimer’s disease and improve the quality of life of those affected. Nevertheless, Alzheimer’s remains a serious disease that places a great burden on those affected and their relatives. However, early diagnosis and targeted therapy can help to positively influence the course of the disease.

Diagnosis in our Allmedica medical practice on Mallorca
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and senile dementia requires a careful assessment of the patient’s cognitive functions as well as a thorough medical history and physical examination. Allmedica Andratx offers a comprehensive diagnosis that includes imaging techniques such as CT and MRI scans, as well as neuropsychological tests.
Our medical services aim to improve the quality of life of Alzheimer’s patients and their families.