Is Axona an effective drug for dementia?

1 answer | Last updated: Oct 19, 2016
Doddsdoddds asked...

I have been reading about Axona. Is it effective in treating mild dementia? Right now I am on Aricept, 10mg. I function well, but have problems with locations and memory.


Expert Answers

Ladislav Volicer, M.D., Ph.D., is recognized as an international expert on advanced dementia care. He is a courtesy full professor at the School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, and visiting professor at the Third Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. Twenty-five years ago, he established one of the first dementia special care units.

Axona is medical food that was developed to promote brain function. However, there is very limited evidence indicating that it is effective and Axona is currently not recommended by the Alzheimer's Association. You may read more about it at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/axona/an01992