Currently, there are no treatments to slow the progress of corticobasal degeneration (CBD). Instead, individual symptoms are targeted with specific medications or therapy. For example, rigidity and difficulty walking may partially respond to treatments for Parkinson's disease.
Muscle contractions and and twitching may respond to muscle relaxants or anti-seizure medications.
Memory and behavior problems may respond to treatments for Alzheimer's disease or depression.
Other therapies include:
The UCSF Memory and Aging Center is involved in research to better understand the cause and course of the disease, which has led to counseling, support and medications to treat symptoms.
Reviewed by health care specialists at UCSF Medical Center.