Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s Disease

Bergamot Aromatherapy May Decrease Agitation in Patients with Dementia

Dementia is a progressive disease that affects memory, thinking, orientation, comprehension, and communication. More than 50 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with dementia. That number is expected to triple before 2050. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia and accounts for two-thirds of all cases. Quality of life of patients diagnosed with dementia is affected by

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Bacopa: Therapeutic Potential for Alzheimer’s Disease?

In Ayurvedic medicine, bacopa (Bacopa monnieri, Plantaginaceae) is called brahmi and used as a brain tonic to enhance cognitive function and prevent memory loss. Bacopa monnieri extract (BME) has antioxidant and neuroprotective properties and, in clinical studies, has been found to improve aspects of cognitive function and memory in both healthy participants and patients with cognitive impairments. The purpose of this literature

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Review of Bacopa for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri, Plantaginaceae) aerial plant extract is also known as Brahmi in India. The plant grows six inches to three feet tall near freshwater aquatic sites and has oblong leaves and purple flowers. The entire plant and roots are used medicinally. In Ayurvedic medicine, bacopa is used for memory improvement (decreasing forgetfulness, not increasing learning), epilepsy, insomnia, and anxiety.

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