Alzheimer’s and other Dementias are common disorders in the elderly, involving as many as 10% of those over 65 years of age, and up to 50 % over 85. Dementia isn’t a specific disease; it describes a group of symptoms affecting intellectual, physical and social abilities severely enough to interfere with daily functioning.
Alzheimer’s and other Dementias are “rule out” diagnoses, meaning that the diagnosis can only be made after ruling out other causes of decline. A number of treatable medical conditions can contribute to dementia symptoms. If left untreated they can cause irreversible changes to the brain, and result in permanent cognitive decline and dementia.
At CHS we follow the guidelines of The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) in diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s and other dementias. They recognize that dementia symptoms frequently are the result of physical problem which, if left untreated, may result in permanent brain damage. They specify what tests are necessary to diagnose Alzheimer’s and other dementias, and what steps must be taken in assessing cognitive impairment. In addition to specific lab tests for dementia, they recommend neuropsychological testing (done by a specially trained psychologist) as reliable and necessary in making the Alzheimers dementia diagnosis.
Current research has found that a combination of natural dietary supplements improves cognitive functioning while decreasing AD neuropathology and may represent a safe, natural treatment for Alzheimer’s Dementia. The CHS Dementia Prevention Package includes 11 ingredients proven to reduce the incidence and treat dementia symptoms.