vascular dementia

Treat Vascular Dementia Naturally

The second most common form of dementia, second only to Alzheimer’s, is caused by reduce blood flow to the brain often resulting in strokes. It usually is diagnosed after a major stroke blocks a large supply of blood to the brain, however it can also be caused by “silent strokes” that end up causing memory loss, confusion and loss of language. Those most likely to suffer from it are those with a history of heart attacks, high blood pressure, hardened arteries, diabetes or are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

 

How do I know if my loved one has vascular dementia?

  • Suffering from memory problems.
  • Confusion that may worsen at night.
  • Difficulties with communication, following instructions, concentration and planning.
  • Slurred speech.
  • Difficulty finding words.
  • Trouble performing daily activities such as going for a walk or paying bills.
  • Changes in mood such as depression and irritation
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness in the arms and legs
  • Tremors
  • Quick shuffling steps
  • Loss of balance
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control

 

How do I prevent vascular dementia?

Lower the risk of stroke by:

  • Reducing high blood pressure
  • Control cholesterol levels
  • Control diabetes
  • Manage your weight
  • Avoid smoking
  • Do not drink in excess

 

How can I treat vascular dementia?

  • If you are on Tacrine, try taking silymarin to help with liver function.
  • Chato-san has been shown to help reduce symptoms of dementia in some patients.
  • Omega-3 capsules have been shown to help improve memory and slow memory loss.
  • Lemon balm essential oil has been shown to help aide in the loss of acetylcholine which can cause Alzheimer’s.
  • Music therapy has been shown to improve social and emotional function.
  • Acupuncture has been shown to help improve symptoms.
  • Get out and walk. Studies have shown that risk is greatly reduced by walking and symptoms can be improved.
  • Kami-Umtan-To, a mixture of 13 different plants, has been shown to help slow the decline of patients.
  • Vitamin E has been shown to help slow the progression.
  • Gingko blob may help to slow the progression of the disease.
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