Alzheimer’s disease is the process of premature senile dementia. Treatment for both of these conditions is similar.

Tomograph scans of a normal brain and that of an Alzheimer’s patient . The brighter colours in the normal brain show higher brain activity.

Any shake that is not associated with an obvious cause such as nervousness, excess drug intake or withdrawal should be reviewed by a doctor for a firm diagnosis.

The principal cause of dementia is reduced blood flow through clogged arteries, preventing oxygen and nutrients from reaching brain tissue. Viruses, environmental toxins such as aluminium, and underusage of mental faculties are other causative factors. There is also a genetic predisposition to early dementia.


Conversation and debate are essential stimulants. Crossword puzzles, listening to the radio and reading educational books also help. Television and non-stimulating reading are arguably part of the cause of the increasing levels of dementia.

Proper concern towards keeping cholesterol levels low and reducing arteriosclerosis/atheroma is essential .

Daily intake of antioxidants is necessary either through diet or supplementation. Vitamin C in particular has been shown through trials to benefit cognition in Alzheimer’s disease – take Ig with each meal.

Ginkgo biloba – the standard dose is 40mg with each meal – has shown some benefit, and also several Ayurvedic and Tibetan herbal mixtures best prescribed by specialists in those fields.

Craniosacral osteopathy can increase blood flow to the brain and be of great benefit.

It is worth noting that dementia is not necessarily so much a problem for the patient as for the relatives. If your life is affected by another with dementia, seek support from a group or counsellor.