Some diseases cannot be effectively treated, but can be prevented. This is true for Alzheimer’s dementia. It is very hard to rebuild the brain once there is significant shrinkage. However, Alzheimer’s dementia, which accounts for two thirds of dementia, is not an inevitable consequence of ageing. It is a disease, and is preventable. Almost all estimates of risk conclude that at least half the risk for Alzheimer’s are modifiable risk factors.
Only 1% of Alzheimer’s cases are caused by genes. Raised homocysteine levels, lack of B vitamins and fatty acid deficencies represent easy targets for interventions that can dementia-proof a person’s diet and lifestyle.
Patrick Holford, founder of the Food for the Brain Foundation as well as the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, and author of The Alzheimer’s Prevention Plan, is our guest speaker on 31st October. He will share simple, and practical ways that doctors can help their patients prevent dementia, sharing the results of testing over 375,000 people through the charity’s free, validated Cognitive Function Test at www.foodforthebrain.org
FREE registration is offered to members of the Faculty of Homeopathy.
One session during this event will include homeopathic management of dementia. To find out more information please email the Medical Dean: [email protected]