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My wife has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, many friends have given me all sorts of advice on how I can help her with medications, natural remedies, and lifestyle changes. Is there actually a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, and do the things suggested to me help?

Tom from Aurora


Tom, firstly, I am sorry to hear that your wife has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and how difficult that must be for you as her care provider. To answer the question, is there a cure for Alzheimer’s disease? There is no cure at present; that said, scientists worldwide are working on finding a cure, and many articles suggest some are close to finding a solution.

In answer to your second question, unless it is a medication or treatment that has been tested and approved by the food and drug administration (FDA), suggestions that friends make to you are based on their experiences only. Studies have shown that physical exercise, mental exercise, a diet high in antioxidants, socialization, hydration, and good sleep can slow down the progression of the disease. As for herbal remedies and dietary supplements, these could interfere with medications prescribed by her doctor/s. So always check with them before trying new things. Friends never intend to give bad advice, and it comes from the heart because they want to help you, but before you try anything new for your wife, beware of urban myths and check it out with an expert.

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