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Posted on Apr 19, 2022

Alternative Treatments for Alzheimer’s

Alternative treatments for Alzheimer’s have shown to lower the risk of the disease. Some of the recent breakthroughs were accidental and are yet to show a well-detailed effect on the control of neurological disorders. However, it is advised that before you start supplementing your diet with any of the given below, it is important for us to know that the same can cause an issue with your health. Please discuss the same with your neurologist or your treating doctor for sure. Following are the drugs listed below that have shown promise in managing Alzheimer’s disease

Treatments for Alzheimer’s disease

  • Ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo biloba is generally taken as an extract (GbE), which is regarded as a “food supplement” and which is not regulated by the FDA.There is weak evidence that GbE which may provide modest cognitive benefit in some of the patients who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC)

Acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) is the most common natural short-chain acetylcarnitine ester of L-carnitine.A Cochrane meta-analysis of ALC in dementia found no overall benefit for ALC in measures of clinical severity, daily activities, or cognitive measures.

  • Lecithin

Lecithin, a choline-containing phospholipid, has been postulated that it may accelerate acetylcholine synthesis in the brain through enhanced availability of the substrate choline. All trials reported equivocal results for cognitive testing and there was no significant effect on behavior or ADLs.

  • Huperzine A

Huperzine A (HupA) is an extract of Huperzia serrata a hardy plant which grows in a variety of temperate habitats, preferring semi-to-full shade, and sandy, well-drained soil.

HupA may compare favorably in symptomatic efficacy to the cholinesterase inhibitors which is currently in use.

  • Piracetam

Piracetam is a derivative of GABA which was first marketed for the treatment of vertigo.A Cochrane meta-analysis of available trials of piracetam in dementia or cognitive impairment found no benefit in cognition, mood or dependency.

  • Curcumin

The use of cur cumin as a treatment for AD is currently under investigation, no clinical trial data is currently available.Turmeric has been used as a spice and a medicine for millennia. Turmeric is but one of many natural compounds and foods that just might provide some therapy for and protection against neurological disorders including dementia.

Following are the Alzheimer’s Natural Treatment Supplements

  • Fish Oil with DHA (1,000 mg daily), The fish oil benefits include DHA, a fatty acid critical for brain function.
  • Vitamin D3, 5,000 IU daily
  • CoQ10, 200 mg daily