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Alternative Treatments

Several herbal remedies and other dietary supplements promote themselves as effective treatments for Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders. Alternative methods of treating Alzheimer's include:

Vitamin E

Research has shown that Vitamin E may slow the progress of some consequences of Alzheimer's by about 7 months.

Ginkgo Biloba

Recent research suggests that this extract from the leaves of the ginkgo tree may be of some help in delaying or preventing Alzheimer's Disease.

Phosphatidylserine

This substance is a kind of lipid, or fat that is the primary component of cell membranes of neurons. It may possibly protect cells from degenerating.

B6 and B12 Vitamins

Taking B6 and B12 vitamins may reduce the probability of developing Alzheimer's.

Other Treatment Options

Although there is currently no proper cure for Alzheimer's disease, planning and medical/social management can help ease the burden on both patients and family members. Exercise, good nutrition, activities, and social interaction are important. A calm, structured environment also may help the person with Alzheimer's disease to continue functioning as long as possible.

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