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Topic: Turmeric for dementia
2016-06-28 01:03:55
Anabell Posts: 2
Joined: 2016-05-26
Hi! Does Turmeric help in curing Dementia? I read an article ( http://www.best-alzheimers-products.com/can-turmeric-cure-alzheimers.html ) where it states that turmeric is a major spice in India and Indians have lower than average incidence of Alzheimer's . Is that true. I'm not a fan of spices but now I have decided to add some in all my dishes for my mother. Which is the best turmeric spice brand ? How about Horton ( http://www.hortonspicemills.com/ )

2016-06-28 01:03:55
Sharon Osvald Posts: 120
Joined: 0000-00-00
Hi Anabell,
I do not know about Tumeric. I am not very optimistic about claims about spices, vitamins etc that claim to act as cures to dementia. There are often articles and studies that suggest they will improve the brain, but nothing that has had any significant effect. I doubt it can hurt though, it is always good to see people sharing resources with each other on this site. Glad you are here.

2016-07-11 13:39:26
MaryH Posts: 1
Joined: 2016-07-22
Hi Anabel,

I looked at the website and they sell products and it seems that the store is their primary focus since some of the articles are from 2009 more than 7 years ago.

But saying that, someone I know who used to work for Health Canada and whose wife was recently diagnosed with early onset send me a very good scientific paper of a Harvard(?) study using chocolate or other foods rich in antioxidents that helped with people with dementia.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/11/health/resveratrol-hope-for-alzheimers-patients/
http://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/chocolate-pros-and-cons-of-this-sweet-treat
http://www.newsmax.com/Health/Health-News/chocolate-alzheimer-dementia-cocoa/2013/10/22/id/532369/

There is another scientific study about using different supplements and antioxidant.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4221920/

Now Tumeric is an anti-inflammatory and some researchers have theorized that Alzheimer may be caused by inflammation of the brain but there has not been many scientific study on that and some of the finding "is interesting but inconclusive". One I found was 5 years old from 2011
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2781139/
https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=2211&pageNumber=5
http://alzheimer.neurology.ucla.edu/Curcumin.html

So my position is that it does not hurt to try it a little in adding turmeric to some foods but not sure I would go to the supplements yet..

Hope this helps.
Mary


2016-07-25 08:31:21
Sharon Osvald Posts: 120
Joined: 0000-00-00
Thanks for your thoughtful reply Mary!

2016-07-29 21:44:56
Edward Charette Posts: 3
Joined: 2016-09-08
Turmeric has been used for centuries as a medicine. It is not just a super food but super spice and super food. It is a pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cancer preventive.
The inflammatory response in the brainis responsible for Alzheimers.
The anti inflammatory property of turmeric acts as protection for brain from the onset and progression of Alzheimers disease.

2016-09-08 07:54:08