Dementia and Alzheimer's, the dreaded disease of old age
We all fear dementia, the loss of our intellectual capabilites and becoming dependent in old age. In our old age homes, a third of all residents suffer from dementia resulting in costly additional nursing care.
This is the most common form of dementia and is not simply down to fate. There are several ways to prevent this disease, but because the disease develops over 20 to 30 years, the preventative measure must be started early.
Prevention of dementia
It is best to start the preventative process around the age of 30 by staying active, maintaining a healthy weight and blood pressure, brain training and social contacts.
Chemical treatment of dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
There are medications for Alzheimer's Disease, but these only postpone the symptoms in the early stages by 2 - 3 years. There is no cure once the disease is in the advanced stages.
Diet is the most effective way to prevent the disease. It must be low in sugar and rich in omega 3 and antioxidants. Kurkuma (turmeric) has the best results and essentially improves the nervous functions. Even slight improvements were noted in the severest cases of dementia in patients who had taken kurkuma daily. As a preventative measure I recommend 3 Kurkuma Vida capsules daily, and 2 capsules 3 times per day for patients who already have dementia as well as Q10, linseed or fish oil capsules and aronia extract.
Dementia preventative alternative products
Kurkuma (e.g. Kurkuma Vida 3x1 capsules)
Omega-3 fatty acids (Linseed oil or fish oil capsules)
Vitamin-B complex with folic acid
OPC (e.g. Aronia Vida 3x1 capsules)
coffee 3-5 cups
Additionally also Phosphatidylserine