Natural Remedies and Frequently Asked Questions
It was Dr. Alois Alzheimer who first identified this condition in 1906.
This condition is defined as a loss of intellectual
capacity resulting from the loss or damage to the neurons found in the
hippocampus part of the brain.
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statistics on dementia
disease is the most
common form of dementia accounting for 70% of all cases. It is a
progressive disease that starts in the
fourth to fifth decade of life.
Here are some sad statistics on this condition. It is estimated to
affect over 5
million people in the United States alone. Experts believe that over
50% of the people over the age of 85 suffer from some amount of
going to treat it naturally?
experts are not sure exactly what causes dementia and Alzheimer’s
makes sense to try using natural remedies to reduce the risk
of developing this unfortunate condition.
also suggest maintaining a health diet, exercising regularly and
engaging in mental exercises and games (such as crossword puzzles,
playing chess, etc...)
products marketed to
help treat memory problems contain one or more of the products listed
Many of these herbs have clinical studies to back up their claims of
are some symptoms of dementia?
initially starts off with
being forgetful, memory loss, leading to thought and speech problems,
ultimately leading to complete helplessness and death.
People suffering from dementia may experience
mood swings, anger, anxiety, depression, hallucinations, paranoia and
inappropriate comments and behaviours.
are some known and unknown causes of dementia and Alzheimer's disease?
cause of dementia and Alzheimer's disease is unknown.
There are many theories
deficiencies, environmental toxins and consuming
large quantity of aspartame
that may cause this condition.
is known is that the nerve cells gets tangled and cannot properly
transmit signals. Also, a protein-like substance called beta-amyloid
gets deposited in the nerve cells, further damaging them. This is
characteristic of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Other causes include stroke causing part of the brain tissue to die
and reducing blood flow and oxygen for the brain
because of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).
A person with a family history of Alzheimer’s disease seems to be at
of developing this condition as they age. This suggests a genetic
responsible as well.
Aluminum exposure has been suggested to cause Alzheimer's disease from
analysis of those
who died with the disease. This is not proven.
a toxic heavy metal, is also implicated in causing Alzheimer's disease.
This could come
from eating fish and seafood contaminated with mercury or from dental
amalgams containing mercury.
Other scientists suggest some kind of an autoimmune disease where our
system attacks the nerve cells and damage them.
There is currently no blood or lab test available for detecting this
health conditoin. It
is determined by ruling
out all other possible causes and evaluating of the symptoms displayed
by the person.
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