Age Matters Clinic


Toronto Geriatric Assessment and Memory Clinic

Reverse Alzheimer's - Hopes and Progress

Alzheimer is a degenerative medical condition of the brain that brings dementia. Dementia is the loss of memory, ability to function and judgment. The condition mostly affects individuals who are older than 65 years, although it can appear earlier in adulthood. The most common sign of the disease is memory loss, but with time, it worsens, interfering with the normal aspects of the patient's life. Regular activities like cooking, laundry or performing house chores. The patients might have difficulties identifying objects and objects as the condition worsens.

Hope for a diagnosis

The cure for Alzheimer disease has not been discovered, and experts say that it might take several years for it to be found. Today, the condition affects more than five million people in America, and it is the sixth-leading cause of death in the country. There is a glimmer of hope for Alzheimer patients. In a study conducted by UCLA, people suffering from the condition say that their symptoms were reversed after participating in a rigorous program.

The program included several things like using DHA supplements to help bridge the broken connections to the brain, optimizing Vitamin D levels in the patients' blood, optimizing gut health and fasting to normalize the insulin health. Patients who participated in the program were aged between 55 years and 75 years. Several months after the rigorous program, the patients' cognition improved and others returned to normal. Ten patients had participated in the program, and 9 of them got help. One patient refused to continue with the program, so the disease deteriorated.

Treat the cause of Alzheimer

From the study, the experts support the idea of treating the several problems that bring the condition as a group rather than addressing one at a time. It reverses the conditions early progression. The contributing factors of Alzheimer are thirty-six potential deficiencies, sources of inflammation and imbalances. Each of these factors has a small contribution to the condition. Experts say that treating one cause cannot completely cure the problem.

Here are some recommendations for the program

Gastrointestinal health: Gastrointestinal health has always been linked to brain health. If a person has dementia, the doctor should test whether they have a leaky gut that causes inflammation. The patients should take fermented foods, prebiotics, and probiotics to help reverse the condition.

Fasting: The patient may have dinner 3 hours before going to bed. They should also allow themselves 12 hours between dinner and breakfast. Fasting will help the body start a process to destroy protein that builds up in the brains of dementia patients.

Strengthen synapses: The patients should take supplements such as DHA and citicoline because these will help enhance the connection of the patient's brain cells.

Reduce heavy metal toxicity: Exposure to heavy metals has been scientifically linked to dementia. The patients should avoid consuming things like tuna, and their mercury levels should be checked.

Cut out inflammatory foods: Overeating foods starchy vegetables, grains, and sugars can lead to harmful inflammation in the brain and body. Dementia patients should avoid these foods entirely

Enough sleep: Alzheimer patients should have seven to eight hours sleep so that the body can restore itself. Sleep is necessary for the reversal of the condition.