7 Replies to “Please Take Our Short Polls On Alzheimer’s Disease”

  1. Aromatherapy with essential oils helped improve cognitive function in patients with dementia (especially those with Alzheimer’s disease) in a small-scale clinical trial in Japan (conducted by Jimbo and colleagues). Akhondzadeh and colleagues in Iran noted improvement in cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients after using tinctures of essential oils. A number of essential ois (rosemary, clove, cinnamon leaf, sage, oregano, thyme, etc.) help scavenge peroxynitrites which are held to be the main compound responsible for short-term memory impairment in Alzheimer’s disease (and perhaps in other forms of dementia).

  2. Here are some of the important titles for aromatherapy and peroxynitrites in Alzheimer’s disease.

    M.A. Smith et al. Widespread peroxynitrite-mediated damage in Alzheimer’s disease. J Neurosci 17(1997): 2653-7.

    T. Alkam, et al. A natural scavenger of peroxynitrites, rosmarinic acid, protects against impairment of memory induced by AB25-35. Behav Br Res 180 (2007): 139-45.

    D. Jimbo et al. Effect of aromatherapy on patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Psychogeriatrics 9(2009):173-9.

    S. Akhondzadeh, et al. Melissa officinalis extract in the treatment of patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease: a double blind, randomised, placebo controlled trial. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 74(2003):863-6.

    S. Akhondzadeh, et al. Salvia officinalis extract in the treatment of patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease: a double blind, randomized and placebo-controlled tiral. J Clin Pharm Ther 28(2003):53-9.

    Here are some of the changes that my sisters and I have noticed in our mother after we began using aromatherapy four years ago (she has had Alzheimer’s disease for seven years): she sleeps through the night, she recognizes her home again, she feels comfortable around her brother, she can spell several words (including her own name), she can sometimes remember the order of days and months, and she is much more alert and aware. Clinical trials bolster case studies indicating that aromatherapy can likely be used as an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

  3. I keep forgetting to leave my name which is Lane Simonian. I am an historian, but I have spent seven years researching this disease. Unfortunately, I didn’t understand it well enough to help prolong the lives of my cousin and aunt, but I am fairly certain that aromatherapy has prolonged the life of my mother, who has slowly but steadily regained some of her thinking and other abilities. Thank you for your work on behalf of caregivers and those who have Alzheimer’s disease.

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