What is Dementia?
Dementia, which is also known as senility, is one of many serious brain diseases. Dementia causes a long term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember that is great enough to affect a person’s daily functioning. The common types of dementia are Alzheimer’s (which makes up 50% to 70% of cases) and Parkinson’s diseases. Besides, those who suffer from this condition will have problems with language, emotions and a decrease in motivation. For example, they will ignore the personal hygiene, misplacing or failure in judgment. Most of patients will no longer has the ability to take care of themselves, which is really hard for their caregivers.
What causes Dementia?
The deficiency of vitamin B12, neurosyphillis, hypothyroidism and Lyme disease are the main causes of Dementia. Besides, other factors which contribute to this condition are aging, imbalanced blood pressure, diabetes, depression and family genetic.
Sadly, there is no cure for dementia, but luckily, it can be improved by effective home remedies.
Following are top effective home remedies for dementia.
- Coconut oil
The first among top home remedies for dementia is coconut oil, the most common essential oil on earth. Coconut oil has an amazing improving nerve ability. Because nerve damage is not the cause of dementia but one of the most potential factors that make the Dementia worse, coconut oil can help you stay away from the worst scenario by improve the cell growth and the healing process. Adding more coconut oil to your daily diet to maintain the cognitive system well balanced.
The next name of the top home remedies for dementia is one of the most highly-appreciated nuts in the world, almonds. Being enriched with antioxidants including omega-3 fatty acids and minerals such as folate, magnesium and vitamin B6 and vitamin E, almonds can effectively strengthen your brain. As a result, almonds should be consumed every single day to accelerate the activities of memory system and decrease the risk of living with Dementia. In addition, walnuts, peanuts or other types of nuts are alternative choices for you to deal with Dementia. In addition, almonds are good at curing dizziness.
The deficiency of iron is considered to be related to the risk of Dementia. Fortunately, pumpkin is a high source of iron so that it is used as an effective home remedy to fight against dementia. Furthermore, the cognitive system will be kept well-doing if it is supplied a sufficient amount of folate, packed in high levels in pumpkin. Therefore, there is no hesitation to eat more pumpkin each day. It is not only has tasty taste but also the brilliant benefit for our health.
Cinnamon is a great source of valuable nutritions including calcium, fiber, and manganese. As many studies, cinnamon can reduce the buildup of plaque in the brain, which is one of the cause leads to types of dementia. As a result, using cinnamon extract every day to stay away from the miserable condition and slow down the process if you are already risk it. There are many ways to use cinnamon extract such as baking a cinnamon roll, a cinnamon-Raisin Puff Pastry Waffle or adding it to a cup of coffee.
It would be a mistake if banana is not included in the list. Banana possesses an impressive value of potassium, which plays a vital role to boost up the blood flow in the brain, thereby strengthen and maintain the cognitive system’s health. Therefore, I am recommending to eat about 2 – 3 bananas each day so that your body can absorb a sufficient amount potassium to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
Last but not least, the top home remedies for dementia can miss this wonderful herbal, ginseng. Ginseng is used in China for centuries to strengthen human’s health and treat a lot of diseases. Researchers have shown that ginseng can prevent ischemia-induced neuronal and cognitive impairment by boosting the activities of brain cells so that the risk of vascular dementia will be reduced. There are many ways to use ginseng to boost up mental functions: you can drink ginseng tea by steeping roots of ginseng into a cup of boiling water, or you can keep a slice of fresh ginseng in your mouth for a while then chew it slowly.