What Is Dementia?
Dementia is something that can affect many elderly people, and it can be very frightening if this is something that is happening to you, or someone you care about. It is the progressive decline of mental abilities that can impair your overall function. Although it is possible to have it at any age, it does affect people more over the age of 65. Dementia can affect the brain in many ways, making it difficult to remember things that have happened, and it may impair your judgment, speech, and the way you go about your daily routine.
For many people, diseases and disorders can be the cause of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, strokes, and other conditions that affect the brain. Dementia can also be brought on by traumatic head injuries in some people. Depending on the condition that caused Dementia, it can progress at different rates. In some cases, as in the case with Dementia caused by meningitis, it is possible to make a full recovery as long as you get treatment in the early stages. However, with Dementia caused by long term brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s, it will continue to get worse over time and will never get better.
As stated, Dementia is scary because in some instances, you may not even be aware that you are suffering from it. You may think you are just being forgetful, or that age is taking over. But in reality, you are not recognizing people that you have known your whole life, or places that you have been to many times. Language then becomes a problem making it difficult to express your thoughts. Other people are much more aware when someone has Dementia then the person themselves. They may notice that you can’t live safely on your own, and that your personality has begun to change. They may find you becoming more depressed and have higher anxiety then usual. Finally, with Dementia, a person displays unpredictable behavior which makes it increasingly difficult to care for them.
The treatment for Dementia depends largely on how advanced it is. The goal is to treat the main problem itself in order to control the symptoms of Dementia. The earlier a person begins treatment the better they can learn to deal with it and start treatment. With a combination of natural medicine, prescription medicine, alternative therapy, psychotherapy, and behavioral management skills, someone can get Dementia under control to the point that they can put off being a burden to someone else for a much longer time. Again, it is not always curable, but there are ways to slow down the progression.
With the right nutrition, herbs, and therapy choices, you can treat Dementia naturally so that you can promote good health which will bring about a healthy brain and cognitive function. Ginkgo Biloba, Hawthorn, Rosemary, Lemon Balm, Ginger, and American Ginseng, and St. John’s Wort have been effective in some cases. You should talk to an herbalist to get a great combination that can work for you.