Dementia & Cognitive Dysfunction
What is dementia?
Dementia is a type of disorder commonly caused by degenerative changes in the brain. The result is typically memory loss and difficulty with communication, problem-solving, reasoning, complex tasks, planning, organizing, and visual/spatial deficits (getting lost). These changes most often occur with advanced age and become significantly more likely in the 9th decade of life.
What causes dementia?
While the exact cause is unknown, the symptoms are associated with both neurological and vascular changes that ultimately lead to cognitive decline. The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer's disease, which is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that commonly also has vascular causes (blood circulation issues).
What are natural treatments for dementia?
Since dementia has both neurological and vascular causes, natural medicines that support circulation and protect against neurodegeneration are commonly recommended. Our clinic offers specific protocols for both dementia and cognitive dysfunction. These include natural medicines such as botanicals like Hellebore and high-potency Ginkgo biloba. Other considerations depend on the person, but may include anti-inflammatory medicines, detoxification support, and specific nutritional recommendations.