Original question: ‘…are there is any natural therapies that may help a person
with dementia, ideally by improving the condition or if that’s not possible at
least by slowing the deterioration?’

This is an often asked and extremely difficult to answer question. It is also very close to home for many people. I often feel that dementia is a disease that is better prevented than having to try and treat it once progressed to the point that a person is badly affected.

There are a number of ‘treatments’ that may well help prevent brain deterioration.

– For instance a deficiency in minerals is common and is one possible cause of neuronal deterioration.

Vitamin B12 and Folate deficiency is a known cause of dementia and psychiatric

Iodine deficiency also makes people sluggish and affects thinking and co-ordination.
All these deficiencies are easily remedied by making sure that you supplement daily with a good oral Vitamin B12 plus a Vitamin B complex and Colloidal minerals.

Hormonal deficiencies.

Free radical damage can also cause neuronal deterioration.

Detoxification to eliminate gut derived toxins and inflammation is important.

Some herbs such as Bacopa, Ginseng, Withania (Ashwagandha in Ayuvedic medicine), and others all have adaptogen/tonifying effects and been observed to improve brain function.

Ginkgo Biloba helps improve circulation to the brain which may also help improve brain functioning and reduce the progression of cognitive decline.

The herb Rosemary has long been reputed to improve brain function but it is only more recently that the constituents of this herb has been studied. It has been found to contain carnosic acid which in a study has been found to promote ‘nerve growth factor’ which in turn can help improve brain function.

Phosphatidyserine has also been shown to improve memory and cognitive
and often works well when combined with Ginkgo Biloba.

– Plus all the usual good dietary advice.

– Make sure that your brain gets sufficient exercise.

This is just a snipet of what you need to know, so if you want to know more about this subject or have a personal question of your own, then please email me for a personal consultation, as all natural treatments are best if prescribed individually.
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