We all know someone who has suffered with Dementia. Alzheimer's is a build up of proteins in the brain to form structures called 'Plaques' and 'tangles'. This leads to the loss of connections between nerve cells and eventually to the death of nerve cells and loss of brain tissue..
When there is a shortage of them, the signals are not transmitted as effectively. Current treatments for Alzheimer's Disease can help boost the levels of chemical messengers in the brain. These chemical messengers help transmit signals around the brain.
Treatments can help boost the levels of chemical messengers to the brain, which can help with some of the symptoms. Alzheimer's is a progressive disease. This means gradually overtime, more parts of the brain are damaged. As this happens, more symptoms develop. They become more severe.
Symptoms: Alzheimer's disease are generally mild to start with, but they get worse overtime and start to interfere with daily life. It's important to remember everyone's unique, so common symptoms may vary to the individual. Earliest signs - memory lapse..losing items such as keys, glasses, struggle to find the right word in a conversation or forget someone's name, forget about recent conversations or events, get lost in familiar place or on a familiar journey, forget appointments or anniversaries.
These may be affected : language, visuospatial skills, organising, concentrating, planning, orientation. They may become irritable, or depressed. Losing interests in hobbies abd activities.
It is extremely rare to inherit Alzheimer's.
Here are 5 Herbs for Alzheimer's Disease:
Lemon Balm (Stimulates receptors)
Sage (Inhibits acetylcholinesterase in a similar way to Alzheimer's drug)
Gingko Biloba (Known to support blood flow, and oxygen to the brain, Gingko may promote cognition )
Cat's Claw (It dialates blood vessels, which might make it helpful herb for Alzheimer's diseased patients, who don't get enough blood flow and therefore oxygen in their brain cells)
Ginseng (In addition to diabetes, cancer, colds and flu, ginseng extract reduced cell death in Alzheimer's disease in animal studies, so may be affective for humans)
In addition to consulting an holistic physician and utilizing these key herbs, those with early signs of dementia or Alzheimer's should lower their stress levels, consume more Vit. E and include more raw organic virgin coconut oil into their diets.
Dr Edward F Group III, DC, ND, DABFM, DCBCN, DACFM
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