July 2017

Natural Medicines for Alzheimer's Disease

Over 30 different natural medicines are used for combating symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, but only a handful have shown any benefit. Ginkgo might improve cognitive function, but it doesn’t seem to slow the disease progression. Vitamin E might slow Alzheimer’s disease progression, but there is concern about a possible increased risk of mortality. Get details about these and many other supplements in our new course, Natural Medicines in the Clinical Management of Alzheimer’s Disease.

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