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Alzheimer's Remedies

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia among older people. Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person's ability to carry out daily activities.

AD begins slowly. It first involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language. People with AD may have trouble remembering things that happened recently or names of people they know. Eventually, they need total care. This can cause great stress for family members who must care for them. Your risk is also higher if a family member has had the disease.

Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease

AD usually begins after age 60. The risk goes up as you get older. People may not recognize family members or have trouble speaking, reading or writing. They may forget how to brush their teeth or comb their hair. Later on, they may become anxious or aggressive, or wander away from home. Over time, symptoms get worse.

Causes of Alzheimer's Disease

The cause and progression of Alzheimer's disease are not well understood. Research indicates that the disease is associated with plaques and tangles in the brain.

Therapies / Herbal treatment for Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia

A person suffering from Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia should take herbs that are meant for Brain power and helpful in increasing Memory. Brahmi and Mentat are well known herbal medicines for improving brain power and increasing memory. These memory enhancing are proven totally safe and can be used by any age person.

Recommended Yoga Asanas for Dementia

Sarvangasana

Method:
A) Lie flat on the back, legs completely extended, knees together, hands at the sides, palms down.
B) Relax, take a few deep breaths; then inhale, raising the knees to the thighs.
C) Exhale, raising the hips from the floor. Brace the buttocks with your hands, while your elbows remain on the floor, supporting the buttocks. (Alternatively, cross legs and grab toes; then pull legs up to the head. This is an easy way to elevate the lower trunk. Then place the palms on the buttocks.)
D) Exhale, raising the lower trunk to a 45 angle with palms supporting the buttocks; or to a 90 degree angle
(perpendicular) to the floor by walking the palms to the lower back.
E) Exhale, raising the legs and keeping them aligned with the trunk of the body; toes pointing to the sky.
F) The chin is locked into the chest.
G) Breathe naturally in this position.
H) Exhale, sliding the hands to the buttocks as the body begins to lower. Slowly return the body to the starting position.

Precaution: This pose must not be practiced by anybody with a heart problem, high blood pressure, or any other pressure (e.g., sinus, ear). Immediately after this pose, practice the fish pose (Matsyasana),  or the serpent or cobra pose (Bhujangasana). Always eat enough food daily, as this pose increases the digestive fire (agni); but do not eat for at least one hour before ásanas. Elderly persons are advised not to perform this pose unless they have practiced it throughout adulthood.

Benefits: This Yoga asana improves memory and relieves from brain illnesses.