Novel Alzheimer's Study Intrigues
A study seeking to reverse memory problems in early stage Alzheimer's patients reports that 9 out of the 10 participants said their memories improved within 3 to 6 months. The tailored program includes lifestyle changes, supplements and, in some case, hormone therapy. The lifestyle changes include cutting out simple carbs and processed foods, getting regular exercise, reducing stress and getting a good night's sleep. Supplements included fish oil, curcumin and vitamin D. Although many of these tactics and products have not shown individual success in other studies, the author of this study says the combined effects are the key. Other doctors are intrigued by the study, but urge more research. An article about the study appeared in the journal Aging. HealthDay News reported the story October 6.