8 Beneficial Home Remedies for Alzheimer’s Disease

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Some of the home remedies for Alzheimer’s disease include meditation, placebos, Gingko Biloba, maintaining blood pressure, and eating food with antioxidants. Alzheimer’s disease, a degenerative brain disorder, is named after Alois Alzheimera, the German physician who described this brain disorder in 1906. It is the most common form of dementia found among older people, but a limited form of early onset Alzheimer’s also exists.

In its initial stages, the disease manifests only as mild forgetfulness, but it is one of the most degenerative and terminal diseases that can drastically change a person’s life. At present, there is no concrete cure for this dreadful disease, but it is necessary to initiate immediate medical treatment if the disease is suspected.

Home Remedies for Alzheimer’s Disease

Some of the home remedies for Alzheimer’s disease include meditation, placebos, Ginkgo biloba, mental exercise, normalizing blood pressure, herbs, and food with antioxidants.  The prescribed medical treatment can be combined with home remedies to get better results. Most of these home remedies have no side effects, except to improve your quality of life!


Meditation is one of the easiest and simplest ways to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Start with a five-minute session and slowly build up from there. Make your duration reach twenty to thirty minutes twice a day. Meditation helps you to relax your senses and gather your strength as well.


This psychological approach has been known to give positive results. It is so effective that in most cases, it becomes doubtful whether the person was actually suffering from Alzheimer’s earlier. Take an empty bottle, put in nuts and candies. Then label it “Memory Pills”. Take one each time you forget something. This is like a magic potion for certain sufferers of Alzheimer’s disease, truly showing that the mind is a powerful tool, but it can be tricked.


Ginkgo Biloba

This is well known to treat dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. This tincture helps in regulating normal and healthy circulation of the blood. It provides strength to the heart and clears blocked arteries. This also provides relaxation to the nerves of the brain, helping them relax. Furthermore, it helps in memory enhancement.

Mental Exercise

To tone and nourish your memory, mental exercises can be quite effective. Word puzzles, crosswords, Sodoku, reading, and writing are just a few of the mental exercises that relax the brain and make it sharper. Motivate Alzheimer’s patients to memorize a poem and recite it back to you. Also, the patient can take part in Community Theater and try and memorize the dialog. These sort of exercises can keep the mind steady and sharp, by forming new neural pathways and preventing a sedentary state of mind.

Blood Pressure

It has been noted that high blood pressure is one of the causes behind memory loss. Try to maintain your blood pressure as much as possible. Leonurus cardiaca, also known as the motherwort tincture, can be taken to control your blood pressure. A daily walk and a healthy diet also result in the normalization of your blood pressure.


Other than Ginko Biloba, there are many other herbs that have shown themselves to be quite effective in treating Alzheimer’s disease. Phosphatidyserine, Vinpocetine, and Huperzine A protect the cells of the brain from any sort of damage as they have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

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Healthy Diet and Exercise

Healthy diet, regular exercise and healthy lifestyle can help prevent dementiaResearch also suggests that activities such as climbing a tree and balancing on a beam may help to  improve cognitive skills.

Food with Antioxidants

Antioxidant-rich food is extremely beneficial for an Alzheimer’s patient. High-calorie and fatty foods, however, should be strictly off limits. They must desist from drinking alcohol and smoking, as well as eating salt, processed foods, environmental toxins, and refined carbohydrates. Chili powder, pepper, oregano, and sage can be used normally to add taste to their food. Green tea and food sources rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C must be included in the diet as well. They should eat carrots, blueberries, pumpkins, sunflowers, and sesame seeds, as they all help in memory enhancement. Orange juice is quite helpful in improving the memory too!

Recent research conducted in the exploration of innumerable aspects of this disorder reveals that regular mental and physical activity, along with adopting a healthy lifestyle, helps in delaying the advent of Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, the same health measures can also reduce the chances of cardiovascular diseases.

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Kiran Patil is the founder of Organic Facts. He has a keen interest in health, nutrition, and organic living. He completed his B.Tech and M. Tech (Chemical Engineering) from IIT Bombay and has been actively writing about health and nutrition since over past 12 years. When not working he likes to trek and do gardening.

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