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Alzheimer's Disease Treatment: Herbs

Overview

There are a number of herbs that have been studied in the treatment of Alzheimer's symptoms. Ginkgo Biloba has been studied and shown some positive impact in patients with mild Alzheimer's. Other herbal treatments have some impact on symptoms such as decline in mental cognition, memory and daily functioning. Its important to note that certain herbs have to undergo significant chemical processes to reach their over the counter forms. These herbal remedies are categorized as medication in Europe.

Treatments

Effect of Ginkgo Biloba on Alzheimer's Disease

Ginkgo Biloba is prescribed for treating dementia, symptoms of Alzheimer's such as apathy/indifference, anxiety, irritability/lability, depression/dysphoria and sleep/nighttime behavior”79, and to...

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Effect of Huperzine A on Alzheimer's Disease

Huperzine A can help improve mental function in Alzheimer's patients. It inhibits the enzyme acetylcholinesterase (uh-SEE-tul-co-lin-ES-ter-ase). This enzyme breaks down acetylcholine, a substance...

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Effect of Vinpocetine on Alzheimer's Disease

Vinpocetine has been suggested to help people with Alzheimer’s disease by enhancing blood flow in the brain, safeguarding brain cells against damage, and inhibiting a substance known as...

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Effect of Aromatherapy (Therapy) on Alzheimer's Disease

Lavender oil used purely as aromatherapy (treatment involving inhaling essential oils) has been advocated for reducing agitation in people with dementia 52 ; however, people with dementia tend to...

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