Top Natural Remedies for Alzheimer's and Dementia

Coconut Oil

Posted by Gavin (Manganui, Northland, New Zealand) on 10/21/2011

The theraputic dose for Coconut oil for Alzheimer's is five teaspoons a day.

Replied by Timh
Louisville, Ky, Usa
01/10/2013
2109 posts

700 Club began their broadcast the other night with another installment of Coconut Oil for Alzheimer's. The medical editor says that researchers believe the medium chain fatty acids of C.O. are utilized by the brain as an energy source (something to do with ketones) where the standard source of energy (glucose) is somehow depleted or non-functional (causing the mental decline). The use of the lemons may also suggest that Alzheimer's is a metabolic disorder, as lemon stimulates digestion.

If this is true, supplementing a good multivitamin/mineral plus extra Chromium and Cinnamon should improve Alzheimer's, along with dietary changes like ACV or Lemons. I would also venture to assume supplementing DMG or/and Quercetin should make big improvements in all manner of age-related declining health conditions. Many researchers believe that Cancer is essentially a metabolic disorder of decreased cellular energy.

Replied by Sandra
Usa
01/26/2017

How does one convert 5 tsp (liquid) to milligrams? Too difficult for my ALZ brain. Thanks for any input.

Also, does anyone ever see comments by patients rather than relatives or caregivers. Is anyone you know with ALZ researching as much as I am? My problem is compiling (the nature of the disease, I guess). But doing the research has been good for my mind and attitude ... and maybe someday will help someone else. Thank you to anyone who will share.

Replied by Art
California
01/26/2017
778 posts

In reply to Sandra (Usa),

According to this converter,

http://convert-to.com/568/organic-raw-coconut-oil-conversion-with-nutrition-facts.html

5 teaspoons of coconut oil equals 23 grams and 23 grams equals 23,000 milligrams.

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=23+grams+equals+how+many+mg

Art


Posted by Shirley (Durham, North Carolina, Usa) on 06/19/2011

My husband and I take 2 TSP of coconut oil everyday. There is also growing evidence of its efficacy in treating Alzhemier's. Dr. Newport couldn't get her husband recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease into a clinical trial using the MCTs from coconut oil, she put him on 2 TSP/day about 2-3 years ago. She saw improvement almost immediately, and he continues to improve. If it can't be completely cured, I believe it's quite possible to at least manage it better using coconut oil.

My mom died from Alzheimer's Disease about 11 years ago, and if I'm one of those with a predisposition (APOE4 ), I plan to continue taking it.


Posted by Nimrod (Tel Aviv, Israel) on 05/07/2011
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I have just heard of the possible benifits of CO for Alzhiemers and only in reading more discovered thatn it seems to have a generally benifical effect on health in many aspects. As I do not frequent health stores I have yet to buy the oil. However as over the years I often use coconut water (milk) for cooking pseudo indian or Indonesian food I do consume this. I note that it contains 18% fats and wonder if this is a good source.

Yours Nimrod

Replied by Jeno
Kona, Hawaii
01/19/2018

Aloha, coconut water comes out of the coconut and it is clear. Coconut milk is made from the white meat of the coconut. Whole coconut milk does contain coconut oil, however it is processed if you are cooking with it and it came from a can. It is far more beneficial to your body to eat organic virgin coconut oil


Posted by Thenewguyintown (Westwood, New Jersey, Usa) on 12/17/2010
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I recently came across something that seems to revive the brains of those suffering from this horrible affliction [Alzheimer's Disease]. Some of you may be familiar with Doctor Mercola, anyway he sent out an video link in his last email update about VCO & Alzeimers. I highly recommend that anyone dealing with this affliction on any level take the time to view it. I was SO impressed that I upped my personal intake of VCO as a preventive. Apparently the medium chain fatty acids are the perfect brain food. When combined with ALL the other good that VCO provides, its a no brainer (no pun intended).


Coffee

Posted by John (Glasgow, UK) on 07/19/2008
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Drinking coffee has been tipped as a possible way of delaying and even preventing Alzheimer's disease in previous research. However these studies have only ever involved a small number of people and were reliant on participants remembering how much tea and coffee they drank earlier in their lives.

This latest study showed that cognitive decline was significantly less among people who drank three cups of coffee every day. These findings add weight to the body of existing evidence suggesting long-term caffeine intake may have a protective effect against the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

It is too soon to say our morning coffee or afternoon cup of tea is anything more than a pleasant pick-me-up. It is important to now research further how caffeine consumption impacts on dementia risk.

Replied by Bonnyjishop
Donegal, Ireland
02/02/2015

Hi John

Just read with interest what you had to say about coffee and Alzheimer's, I am a big coffee drinker and am still very forgetful, But I read an interesting article about Alzheimer's and Dementia and water intake. We live in a world where today Tea and Coffee (and alcohol) is the preferred drink and yet all are diuretics, Think of the Elderly in nursing home, The Tea trolley is always around but sadly never a fresh jug of water like in hospital. Our brain needs more water otherwise it shrinks, think too when we are dehydrated we always tend to get headaches as a 1st sign, People suffer with back pain more today than ever. Usually dehydration and the kidneys crying out for water, I wonder if water is the key to better mental and physical health? Greetings from the Emerald Isle


Curcumin

Posted by Johann (Atlanta) on 03/07/2019
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Curcumin supplementation for Alzheimer's and Dementia. Heartily recommend (I give to my 86 yo mother). Start in your sixties if not before. Turmeric is anti-inflammatory, aids digestion and is a potent antioxidant. If you can't afford curcumin, just buy turmeric powder in bulk and take a teaspoon of the powder in a non-dairy beverage every day.


DMSO

Posted by Lynne (Texas) on 01/18/2018 1 posts
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I found your site a few days ago after hearing about DMSO having the ability to do miraculous things. After reading all the information on here, I purchased the 99% pure liquid & 99% pure gel. In particular, I'm interested in using it orally for Alzheimer's & topically for chronic pain caused by a failed back & neck fusion. My father has Alzheimer's & my mom & myself have the chronic pain, but we are wanting to take it orally also. The dilution seems to be a subject that I'm not clear on, with so many using it differently & buying it in different strengths, to use both orally & topically. We used distilled water with the liquid for dilution to paint it on my mom's back & arms, but just winged it as to the strength. She felt unbearable burning on the places she DIDN'T hurt. We had to use a cold washcloth to wipe off the DMSO & then applied aloe vera gel. Strange though, the burning places didn't even turn red. We attempted to take it orally mixing 1 tsp in a glass of water. The taste was horrible! I poured some flavored Aloe Vera in with it, but could never get it palatable. We will have to get it to a palatable taste for my dad to drink it & us also!

My questions are:

1. To be most effective, what is the ratio of 99% pure DMSO/distilled water to apply topically & how should it be applied (cotton, spray, roller, etc...?)

2. What do I use to dilute the 99% pure DMSO gel & to what ratio?

3. What is the best way to mix the 99% pure DMSO liquid to take orally to make it palatable, especially for Alzheimer's patients?

I would appreciate all suggestions!

Thank you!

God Bless!


Essential Oils

Posted by Beth (Hamilton, Ohio) on 12/03/2010

My father has early Alzheimer's. People with this disease often have problems with sun downing and getting to sleep. We have a little bottle of lavender oil he rolls on his wrists in the evening and before he goes to bed. I was pretty surprised, it really seems to help! Also, he can be a real cranky pants in the morning. For the heck of it, I had him use his lavender oil then, too. It helped tremendously! I've heard other aromas help, too, but have only just started with this. If anyone has any tips, please let me know! Anything to avoid his being over-medicated is a blessing!

Replied by Anon
City, State
12/16/2010

Maybe a lavender sachet in his clothes drawer, or a lavender candle or room diffuser. I wonder if vanilla would work. I get depression, and eating bananas helps tremendously. It feels like morning all day. I have to stay away from gluten, if I have to eat it such as at a party, I have milk/kefir or psyllium before leaving for the party. A Chamomile/Lavender/Lemon balm tea is good, too. Things that help my liver and kidneys help my mood tremendously, too. You might try those things with your poor Dad. My heart goes out to you both. Try Kefir, goat milk, fresh fruit (lots of it oranges, strawberries, kiwi, cherries, blackberries, peaches), fresh green salads (spinach, romaine, red pepper, tomatoes, boiled egg, sardines, a little salt, no pepper, olive oil, amen. ), Cat's Claw, ginger, fresh garlic (no milk with or before it, only an hour or so later), basil/chamomile/catnip tea (no milk till hour later). Failing that chocolate and coffee work. And if all else fails, ice cream... Make a smoothie with frozen orange segments, frozen strawberries, and fresh baby spinach. These heal the body and thereby heal the mind.

Replied by Lane
Reno, Nevada, United States
11/20/2011
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Various essential oils have improved cognitive function in human beings in clinical trials. Jimbo and colleagues used a diffuser to deliver rosemary and lemon essential oils in the morning and lavender and orange essential oils in the evening to 28 patients with dementia (including those with Alzheimer's disease). After 28 days, all 28 patients "showed significant improvement in personal orientation related to cognitive function. " Akhondzadeh and colleagues using tinctures of lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) and sage (Salvia officinalis) saw significant improvements in cognitive function over placebo in 84 patients with Alzheimer's disease over a four month period. Essential oils high in methoxyphenols (such as clove, cinnamon leaf, rosemary, sage, lemon balm, oregano, thyme, and laurel) appear to provide a particular effective treatment for Alzheimer's disease. These compounds scavenge peroxynitrites (convert them into a less dangerous form) and partially reverse the damage that they do to receptors involved in short-term memory, sleep, mood, smell, alertness, and awareness.

My sisters and I began to give our mother rosemary essential oil to smell four years ago (she has had Alzheimer's disease for seven years). This year we added many of the essential oil listed above. As a result of aromatherapy (she takes no medications), she can recognize her own home again, sleeps through the night, feels comfortable around relatives, has some short-term memory (can spell her own name, can sometimes remember the order of days and month, can complete sayings such as I scream, you scream, we all scream for... Ice cream, etc. ), and is much more alert and aware than before she began aromatherapy. Except for allergies or excessive use (my mother smells the oils for just a few seconds under each nostril every morning), there appears to be few side effects from aromatherapy. Essential oils are one of the few treatments for Alzheimer's disease that has worked both in animal models and in human beings.

Replied by Bridget
New York
09/14/2020

I have heard that lavender alters your hormones if taken on a regular basis. I would research this before diving in.


Exercise

Posted by Clare (England) on 08/16/2014
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I was doing just that. I am 64 and overweight and happy to lounge around watching tv and resisted any form of exercise. About two months or so ago I started doing Dr Johanna Budwig's protocol and as the days went by I started to get more and more energy. Now I just can't lie around anymore as I feel I want to move and exercise. I can't tell you how good this is.

I was resigned to feeling more and more ill as the years go by, and now my mental outlook has changed too. Whether this is because I have more energy I don't know but I suspect it is. I have got my PT bouncer from its home in a cupboard and bounce three times a day. This is the most amazing exercise and because my hips and knees ache I am being careful, but this ever increasing energy has me putting on my iPod and going mad on the rebounder while listening to a Trance track with a fast beat. I am feeling better every day. Rebounding is wonderful. The more you do the better you feel. Hips and knees are taking it well. I was getting a bit weak and wobbly on my legs which made me feel unsteady. That is nearly gone and I have only been using the rebounder for a matter of days. I forgot to say I started the flax seed oil, flax seeds and quark regime for a painful lumpy breast and that went fairly soon into the regime.


Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, US) on 08/14/2014
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Two months ago my 85 year old father was using a cane and having quite a bit of trouble getting around.

Since then, he has been going to the YMCA 3-4 times a week for an exercise class for Seniors. It is an hour long. Some attend in wheelchairs.

I just got back from a visit with him. I am amazed at how well he is doing. He no longer needs a cane. He can walk much further. He even had some decorative brick work around some flowerbeds that he put in himself! He would walk around his yard picking up stray leaves in the yard!

Anyway, it is exciting to see him improving in his mobility. Perhaps I won't underestimate the value of exercise again!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Oscar
Syracuse, New York
08/15/2014

Dear " Mama to many ". I very much agree with you about the importance of exercise for all people, especially the elderly. I am talking about moderate exercise. I am now an older person at 65. It is all too easy to fall into a pattern of just laying or sitting about doing very little exercise watching TV, reading books and such. Everyone needs to exercise. Bike riding, hiking, swimming and such. I also recommend avoiding jogging because it damages the joint tissues especially in older people. Also drinking plenty of quality water can only help. Sitting on your butt all day is NOT the way to remain healthy....Oscar


General Feedback

Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 09/19/2014

One morning I had a message from Google saying the new article in my e-mail might interest me. It showed an elderly lady with a nice cat in her arms in front of her house.

Since I am known as the cat lady in some places I thought it was about rescue. Oh no! I kept on reading about this lady and over three hundred readers replies.

This happened near Vancouver, BC and made the headlines that day. This lady was in her early eighties and had been diagnosed with advanced Als. I forget the terminology. She was an intellectual, so were her husband and acquaintances. She made it public that she would commit suicide not being able to face her destiny by dragging a mattress onto a scenic spot by her residence and take pills. She succeeded .

The gist of this is as I see it: She is not the only one and reading of the conditions in old age homes and that the body forgets even the most basic functions, is too much to handle. Thus her decision. Caregivers gave much account of the heinous effects of that condition .

Our medical community is making money out of this, but no cure. No public education either. No care, period.

When in the best years of life, stress and total ignorance as to the body's basic needs plus spiritual balance, when intellect is thought to be all that makes the man, disaster is in the offing. Some succumb early, others late.

Many of us know through EC the many steps that must be undertaken to prevent such disasters. We are making use of it and get educated. But is seems we are a civilization that sees no other option than suicide in view of the horrors awaiting even before old age. Most of the readers would have followed that old lady's decision and a tiny handful made mention of our creator. There is a serious gap existing and I personally put much of the blame at the present disease mongering system for profit. Please wake up and do your utmost to prevent such tragedies. Study EC and take your life into your own hands - nobody else can do it.

Namaste, Om


Posted by Grannie Gay (Lakeland, Fl) on 11/27/2011

I had read Dr Wright's article on Lithium Orotate several years ago. My husband has been treated for Alzheimer's for several years. I decided to try the treatment. He had an immediate decline, so we discontinued treatment immediately.

We do use several supplements: Hup A (Huperzine), Digestive enzimes, Lions Mane Mushroom tablets, DMAE and lecithin. We had run out of the Lions Mane last spring - his decline increased at that time, and although he's taking it again, he never recovered what he lost. Although decline continues, he gets along pretty well.

I find that changes - travel - even to visit family members for holidays, etc, are the greatest challenge to his functioning.

(His younger brother died just a couple of years after Alzheimer's Disease diagnosis. He didn't have early medications to delay disease progress. ) Their mother and maternal grandmother both had the condition, and the youngest brother, @76, is also taking Alzheimer's Disease medications now.


Gingko Biloba

Posted by Adele McN (Aussieland) on 08/08/2019
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Hi, I am 68 and have been taking ginkgo for over a decade. I believe it has kept my brain sharp. I started with one capsule once a day in the initial years but have increased over the years to four capsules per day. I also drink at least a liter of water each day.


Gotu Kola

Posted by Om (Hope BC, Canada) on 07/12/2013
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I am thinking of an ayurvedic herb BRAHMI or its other name GOTU KOLA. It is supposed to repair and revitalize brain cells and nerves. It also decreases senility and aging. It is also a powerful blood purifier. Dr. David Frawley in Santa Fe would be the right professional to consult. Best of luck. Om


Lemon Juice

Posted by Mary Jane (San Antonio, Texas, 78249, Usa) on 12/10/2012
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Hello everyone, My dad has Alzheimer's and was having two bad days and nights of asking every few mintues to take him back home and that he move out of the house and wanted to know how the furniture got back to the house he live in right now. My mom had not slept so my sister called and ask if I would go and spend time with my Dad so she could rest for awhile... I give God the Glory and Honor for this: I cut a whole lemon in half and squeeze all the juice and pulp in a glass of water put sweet and low to give it a little taste with some ice and he drank it in about 20min he stop asking about the other house. And another 15 minutes past by and he said he was going to go take a shower and he got up from his chair and took a shower. Since my Dad have been sick he hate to take shower. Please try it, I saw this work on my dad so my mom and sister went and bought a big bag of lemons and will start a morning and night routine... Stay Blessed

Replied by Mary Jane
San Antonio, Texas, Usa
12/19/2012

Update on my Dad, its been over a week and he is doing great, my Mom is still giving him 2 lemon per day. One in the morning and the other at night. I also read Ted advise on Alzheimer's Disease and I started giving him 2 pills of Lysine in the afternoon a total of 1000 mg. Thank You Ted... Thanks, and God Blessed...

Replied by Mary Jane
San Antonio, Texas,usa
12/30/2012

Update on my Dad, he is doing great, still doing the lemon and l-lysine every day for Alzheimer's Disease. He did have a bad day so I question my Mom and she told me she had skip 3 of his lemon juice drink because she was sick and didn't give my Dad his lemon juice but was still taking the l-lysine. We put him back on the lemon juice and he was back to normal the following day. He is starting to use the phone again he had stop calling us when he was sick. He is also starting to eat some of his meal in the table. He was only eating in his chair in the lliving room. My Mom called me a few days ago and said that my Dad was doing great and she wanted to start taking the l-lysine also. So now my Dad is still at 1000 mg in the evening and my Mom is taking 500mg. Stay Blessed

Replied by Sue M.
Worden, Il, Usa
12/31/2012

Hi Mary Jane.... There is all kinds of information about Alheimer's and Virgin Coconut Oil and how much it can help.

Replied by Anon
Appleton, Ny Usa
01/05/2013

Mary Jane, please give more updates about your Dad. Has drinking the fresh lemon juice helped his memory at all? Have you seen any definite improvement in his memory? Any less confusion in his thinking? Thanks.

Replied by Mary Jane
San Antonio, Texas, Usa
01/09/2013

01-09-13. Up date on my Dad, he is still doing very well.

Anon, First I want to tell you why I gave my Dad the lemon juice. I was searching the net for remedies for alzheimer and found a site that said Lemon Balm may improve people memory's that have alzheimers. The evening when I went over to help with my Dad so my Mom could rest and shower, he was being very mean to my Mom, and he was upset about leaving the house they had just move in, he would just keep talking about the house. My parent have not move they have lived in the same house for about 25 years. When I was there sitting in the living room with him, I remember reading about the lemon balm. I had never heard of lemon balm and didn't buy any, but I knew I had lemons so that why I use lemon. It was very upsetting to me to see and hear my Dad just losing it. My brothers and sisters were already thinking of putting him in a home since he was starting to be mean to my Mom... My Dad is 78 year old and I have never seen him be mean to her.

So to answer your question, his memory is awesome, he knows who we are, if I ask my Mom where are your scissors he will answer first and he will tell me where to find them. And again I give God all the Glory and Honor... Stay Blessed

Replied by Anon
Appleton, Ny, Usa
01/09/2013

Mary Jane, thank you for posting about Alzheimer's Disease. It's great that you give God the glory and honor. He is truly the source of every good gift. (John 3:16)

Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but it sounds like before you tried this treatment, your Dad was terribly confused, upset, acting mean, and his memory was very poor. And now all of these things, including even his memory, have improved dramatically??

Please continue to post any clarifications or details or developments that you think are helpful.

I'm sure many people will be reading what you're posting here. Maybe some will try the freshly squeezed lemon juice (in water, with added non-sugar sweetener) twice a day and report their results.

Replied by Mary Jane
San Antonio, Texas, Usa
01/10/2013

Update on my Dad, talk to my Mom today and my Dad is doing great :)

To Anon, Yes to all your questions. And yes I hope people start trying the lemon juice on there love ones. I have told a few people that I know with family member with Alzheimer's Disease and they look at me like I'm crazy... If it helps millions of people that would be awesome but if it only help one person in this crazy world we live in that would be awesome too... Stay Blessed

Replied by Mary Jane
San Antonio, Texas, Usa
02/06/2013

Update on my Dad. He is doing very well. Still giving him his lemon juice and l-lysine everyday. If my dad doesn't want to go with my mom to the store she now can leave him alone at the house for a while since he is doing great... Stay Blessed.

Replied by Anon
Anon
02/07/2013

Hi, Great news! I look forward to your feedback - keep up the good work.

Replied by Mary Jane
San Antonio, Texas, Usa
03/14/2013

Update on my Dad, he is doing great, he turn 78 in February. He just went to his apointment 2 days ago to see his doctor. And the doctor told my dad he is doing very well and does not have to see him for another 6 months. My Dad ask if he can drive again and his doctor told him no, lol. Still giving him his l-lysine and lemon juice everyday... Stay Blessed.

Replied by Joy
Battleground, Wash
03/15/2013

New book at the library written by a doc who treated her hubby with coconut oil for his alzheimers... Very interesting.. Won't work for everyone but certain sugar uptake issues in the brain are healed by coconut oil added in the diet... hope this helps.

Replied by Frank
New York, US
09/20/2014

Hello Mary Jane,

Could you tell me how much lemon juice you are using and how advanced your dad was with Alzheimers when you started?

Replied by Marco
Bologna - Italy
08/02/2017

Hi there Mary, any update on your dad? How is he doing on the juice?

Thanks M.



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