There is a great deal of good research being done on Turmeric for Alzheimer's. Also my father is doing well on this, but he has also recently added BHT to his regime (in case of HSV infection).
Here is some research from Japan:
Effects of turmeric on Alzheimer's disease with behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia
Ayu. 2012 Oct-Dec; 33(4): 499-504.
We describe here three patients with the Alzheimer's Disease (AD) whose behavioral symptoms were improved remarkably as a result of the turmeric treatment, which is the traditional Indian medicine. Their cognitive decline and Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) were very severe. All three patients exhibited irritability, agitation, anxiety, and apathy, two patients suffer from urinary incontinence and wonderings. They were prescribed turmeric powder capsules and started recovering from these symptoms without any adverse reaction in the clinical symptom and laboratory data. After 12 weeks of the treatment, total score of the Neuro-Psychiatric Inventory-brief questionnaire decreased significantly in both acuity of symptoms and burden of caregivers. In one case, the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score was up five points, from 12/30 to 17/30. In the other two cases, no significant change was seen in the MMSE; however, they came to recognize their family within 1 year treatment. All cases have been taking turmeric for more than 1 year, re-exacerbation of BPSD was not seen. The present cases suggest a significant improvement of the behavioral symptoms in the AD with the turmeric treatment, leading to probable benefit of the use of turmeric in individuals with the AD with BPSD.
In India alzheimer is almost non existent and cancer is more rare, especially male types of cancer. Researchers found that it has to do with the consumption of large quantities of turmeric (also known as kunjit) in the curry. Especially the combination of chilly powder, turmeric and cauliflower and broccoli seems to do the trick. If you prepare a curry don't just use the herbal mix form the grocery but add your own paste of vegetable oil (arachide, sunflower or sesame oil), chilli powder and turmeric powder. Wash and cut the cauliflower and broccoli and let them sit for 15 minutes before cooking, as this improves the health benefits.
(Mountain View, California, USA)
(Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA)
(Emerald City, The Land Of Oz)
I found an article on MSN dated 5/22/2013...
Vitamin B keeps your brain from shrinking, reduces Alzheimer's risk
"A new study shows that vitamin B supplements reduced brain shrinkage by up to 90 percent in certain areas vulnerable to Alzheimer's, suggesting the vitamin may be more protective than previously thought. Dr. David Smith of Oxford University, who led the study, said, "our work shows that a key part of the disease process that leads to Alzheimer's disease, the atrophy of specific brain regions, might be modified by a safe and simple intervention. " Others caution that there's no magic bullet against Alzheimer's..."
(Northland, New Zealand)
HI U GOD FEARING FOLKS DOIN, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Just read an interesting article that equated Alzheimer's with the advent of mercury flu shots and folks that stopped smoking. The article had a graph of the last two and the advent of Alzheimer's. The graphs tracked. Upon more research, I learned that tobacco is an herb where our B 3 vitamin comes from. Research has shown that B 3 helps your brain. Mercury does not. The problem with smoking or chewing today's tobacco is not the tobacco, but all the chemicals that has been sprayed on it. That includes insecticides, fungicides, and pesticides. Only a few years ago arsenic was sprinkled on the plant to kill the boll worms. If you smoked you got all that garbage. I don't have a clue about nicotine, but now all the smart people are saying that caffeine is good for you. The problem with coffee is that unless you buy organic you are still getting the stuff that you did with tobacco. They spray coffee plants too.
I quit smoking back in '73, but I loved it. I now think that there may be a way to smoke and it actually would be healthy for you. It would have to be organic and could only smoke one cig after each meal or some other protocol . Anyways, this is a story of how greedy folks can take a good thing and make it into a bad thing. Hope this makes you think.
====OLE ROBERT HENRY==========
(Up The Creek In Wv, Usa)
(Northland, New Zealand)
(Up The Creek, Usa)
I'm looking for some insight into why this would have happened. My mother-in-law has Alzheimer's. She injured herself in a fall and got a steroid shot. The next day we noticed a significant change in her function, it was almost as if she had reverted back to the beginning stages of 5-6 years ago, an amazing improvement.
Now we are digging deeper to figure out why this would be - any thoughts? Nothing else changed except the shot, no drugs, no diet, nothing else.
Any insight would be extremely appreciated. We would like her to not revert back, if at all possible.
(Ten Mile, Tn.)
For anyone out there that wants to do something that works!!! I recently took care of a person with Alzheimer's when I first started helping she just stared ito space when you tried to converse all you could get her to say was "I don't know" started her on 1000mcg of vit D a day and 4-8oz of juice which is a mix of veg and fruit the strawberry/bannana flavor. Change began in less than a week she went from not knowing people unable to take care of herself etc.... To trying to do things for herself/ having meaningful/remanicent conversations with her spouse with in 2 months!!! If you have someone you love with this affliction try this it might not work as well on all I don't know but I have experieced it working on her!!! Oh yea take away all the useless alzhimer meds and traqulizers (only use for emerg behaviors that can't be talked thru) God bless you all.
(Fairfax, Va, USA)
(New Jersey, US)
It's been shown that alzheimer's is caused by the build-up of beta amyloid plaque, which are abnormally formed proteins. These plaques are in turn believed to be caused by small (also abnormal) fragments of amyloid precursor proteins (APP). These fragments result when a signaling protein on the cell's surface is cleaved incorrectly by various enzymes. It's been shown that vitamin E can reduce the presence of these APP fragments and protect brain neurons from glutamate toxicity. It's important to take a "natural" vitamin E source. It's been shown that the alpha, gamma, delta, etc.. forms all exert an effect.
Selenium is also an important factor, all alzheimer's patients tested had low levels of selenium.
Most noteworthy is that pigs get a "form" of alzheimer's called encephalomalacia and the historic vetrinary treatment was vitamin E and selenium. Encephalomalacia in pigs is generally associated with a virus, but that may be a result of deficient levels of selenium, an extremely important mineral for the immune system.
Dosage: Vitamin E 1500iu daily, Selenium 400mcg daily.
400mcg is approx 330% of the RDA, and 1500 IU is about 5000% of the RDA. They are both safe at these dosages. Megadosing with vitamin E was only found to be problematic when supplementing with just one form. When the various forms alpha, gamma, delta... of vitamin E are taken together in fairly large dosages there are only benefits.
Take a good multivitamin/mineral supplement (the best and most complete you can find) along with the vitamin E and selenium.
(White River Jct, Vermont)