• Alzheimer’s Patients Can Stay Independent For Longer With The Help Of Vitamin E

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    Vitamin E is defined as a group of eight fat-soluble compounds. These compounds include a mix of tocopherols and tocotrienols.

    The vitamin is naturally found in many foods, including eggs, fortified cereals, fruit, green leafy vegetables, meat, nuts, poultry and vegetable oils. It can also be taken as a supplement.

    Natural Health News — New research suggests vitamin E has a brain protective effect that could slow the progression of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease and may help reduce the amount of help they need with daily activities.

    Writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association the researchers say this is the first time any treatment has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage.

    Difficulty with activities of daily living such as shopping, preparing meals, planning, and travelling often affect Alzheimer’s patients

    New research from the faculty of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai working with Veterans Administration Medical Centers suggests that alpha-tocepherol, a natural form of vitamin E, may slow functional decline in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease and decrease caregiver burden.

    The 6-year study examined the effects of 2000 iu per day of vitamin E with or without 20 mg per day of the drug memantine, or placebo in a …

    The benefit was equivalent to keeping one major skill that otherwise would have been lost, such as being able to bathe without help. For some people, that could mean living independently rather than needing a nursing home.


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