Expert Consensus on EGb 761 for Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment

The prevalence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia is increasing globally as people live longer. Vascular dementia (VaD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) are the most common forms of dementia, and cerebrovascular disease (CVD) is often concomitant with AD (AD + CVD). The goal of treatment is to stabilize or slow disease progression, reduce behavioral … Continue reading Expert Consensus on EGb 761 for Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment

Systematic Review/Meta-analysis of Ginkgo Use in Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

EGb 761® (Dr. Willmar Schwabe GmbH & Co. KG; Karlsruhe, Germany) is a standardized ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba, Ginkgoaceae) leaf extract. It contains 22-27% flavonol glycosides, 5-7% terpene lactones, and < 5 ppm ginkgolic acids. Studies indicate that EGb 761 may be especially beneficial to patients with dementia plus neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS). Hence, the objective of this … Continue reading Systematic Review/Meta-analysis of Ginkgo Use in Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

Meta-analysis of the Effects of Ginkgo Extract on Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are characterized by symptoms of aggression, agitation, and psychosis, which typically decrease the quality of life for the patient while increasing caregiver distress, the risk for nursing home admission, and financial burden on the healthcare system. BPSD is a treatment target for patients with dementia. In conventional medicine, … Continue reading Meta-analysis of the Effects of Ginkgo Extract on Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

Systematic Review of Ginkgo Finds Potential Treatment for Dementia

Dementia encompasses a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory and loss of the ability to perform everyday activities in elderly populations. Alzheimer's disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VD) make up the vast majority of dementia cases. Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba, Ginkgoaceae) leaf extract (GbE) has become one of the most widely used … Continue reading Systematic Review of Ginkgo Finds Potential Treatment for Dementia

How Healthy is Oily Fish?

Oily fish has been linked to a number of health benefits, including a lower risk of heart disease, improved mental ability, and protection from cancer, alcohol-related dementia, and rheumatoid arthritis. Fish oil contains the two fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These are believed to benefit the cardiovascular system. The American Heart … Continue reading How Healthy is Oily Fish?