Almost 44 thousand dementia patients in the UK are being given antipsychotic drugs that increase the risk of strokes and death.
Antipsychotic drugs have numerous side effects. In addition to increasing the risk of strokes and death, research shows they can also cause weight gain, diabetes, inflammation of the heart, cataracts, and other problems. Additional adverse effects associated with their use include an increased risk of seizures, colon cancer, and sexual dysfunction.
Fortunately, therefore, rather than using dangerous pharmaceutical drugs, it is possible to prevent and treat dementia using natural approaches. In 2018 the British media reported on the case of an 82-year-old woman suffering from dementia who recovered after improving her diet to include health-promoting foods such as broccoli, kale and spinach, sunflower seeds, green tea, oats and sweet potatoes.
To read how a combination of B vitamins and high levels of omega-3 fatty acids has been shown to halt the development of Alzheimer’s disease, read this article on our website.