Dementia is an expression for a group of symptoms caused by disorders that affect the brain. Memory loss or Alzheimer’s disease is a common symptom of dementia. It is a condition that gradually destroys the brain cells and causes a decline in the mental function. There are a number of home remedies for dementia.
Modern studies suggest that insufficiency and deficiency of Vitamin D can result in high risk of contracting dementia. These studies suggest a link of insufficient levels of the vitamin –D and dementia and the general cognitive harm in older adults. In general, people living with dementia have lower levels of vitamin D. Studies also indicate that vitamin D reduces irritation and helps to protect the brain, in addition to its participation in brain occupation and growth.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of senile dementia. The recent theories throw light regarding the possible role of vitamin K in the development and progression of the Alzheimer’s disease. This vitamin is a nutrient that the body needs in small amounts to function and stay healthy and help in protecting the brains from Alzheimer’s disease, a senile dementia.
Mental stimulation and engagement plays an important role in the patient’s home care too. Validation therapy, reminiscence therapy, sensory integration therapy and pet therapy aim to stimulate the patient mentally. These therapies are generally considered to slow-down the progress of the disease.
After Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia is the most common form of dementia. Improving brain blood circulation and avoiding strokes are the two major solutions of curbing the disease. As there are no drugs to reverse the harm caused to the brain tissues, the best way of preventing vascular dementia is by preventing the disease.
Avoiding high cholesterol food is a good home remedy of avoiding the disease. Besides this, one need to avoid excessive smoking, drinking, tension and stress and this serves as an effective home remedy for the disease. Regular exercise, simple breathing exercise and meditation along with Aromatherapy and a regular head massage improves blood circulation.