According to scientists, memory loss in Alzheimer’s patient can been reversed with a combination of diet, medication and a change in lifestyle.
The study was carried out by Buck Institute for Research on Aging in conjunction with the UCLA Easton Laboratories for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, on some patients.
Its result showed that their memory had improved overtime and much better over the years . The patients in this study, who had stopped working, returned to work and are very much active.
The findings was first published in the journal, Aging, where it suggests memory loss in patients can be reversed, and improvement sustained.
A complex 36-point therapeutic programme, combining comprehensive diet changes, brain stimulation, exercise, sleep optimisation, specific drugs and vitamins, and other steps affecting brain chemistry is all the treatment involved.
Head of study, Dr. Date Bredesen believes it could pave the way for the first effective treatment for the disease since it was first described more than 100 years ago.
Adding that the findings are ‘very encouraging’, but the results are anecdotal, and a more extensive, controlled clinical trial is needed.
Alzheimer is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behaviour.