Dementia: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
  • Leafy greens and vegetables like tomatoes, broccoli, leafy greens, lettuce, cabbage and cauliflower
  • Oranges and orange juice, limes, lemons and other citrus fruits
  • Whole grains
  • Fish, Meat, poultry
  • Nuts and almonds
  • Beans and green peas
  • Olive oil, cumin, ground red pepper (cayenne), mustard seeds, coriander seeds, and turmeric
  • Berries and cherries
Foods to be avoided
  • Alcohol
  • Saturated fats
  • Caffeine and sugar
  • Salt (not more than 6 grams a day)

Yoga and Exercise

  • Regular physical exercise may help lower the risk of some types of dementia. This may include Walking, swimming, gardening, dancing and seated exercise
  • Exercises in the later stages of dementia
  1. When getting up or going to bed, move along the edge of the bed, in the sitting position, until the end is reached. This helps exercise the muscles needed for standing up from a chair.
  2. Balance in a standing position. This can be done holding onto a support if necessary. This exercise helps with balance and posture and can form part of everyday activities such as when showering or doing the washing up.
  3. Sit unsupported for a few minutes each day. This exercise helps to strengthen the stomach and back muscles used to support posture. This activity should always be carried out with someone else present as there is a risk of falling.
  4. Lie as flat as possible on the bed for 20-30 minutes each day. This exercise allows for a good stretch and gives the neck muscles a chance to relax.
  5. Stand up and move regularly. Moving regularly helps to keep leg muscles strong and maintain good balance.
Yoga can improve the quality of life of a dementia patient. Some of the poses for dementia include:

Music and Meditation

One of the best ways to elicit this anti-stress response is through the regular practice of meditation, which lowers the stress hormone.

Home Remedies

  • Enhance communication.
  • Maintain a calendar, to make a note of things you are unable to remember.
  • Be physically and mentally active.
  • Puzzles and memory games are known to keep the brain active and could possibly reduce the risk of getting dementia.

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