Researchers Take New Approach to Treating and Reversing Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Doctors at UCLA are investigating a new way of approaching treatment of Alzheimer’s disease that could help reverse its progression. A small study conducted by researchers at the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research found a rigorous health optimization program led to not only symptom improvement but in most cases reversal of the disease.

The study focused on the various contributing factors of Alzheimer’s disease as a group rather than individually, which doctors believe is the key to reversing the disease’s early progression. The program entailed enhancing vitamin D levels, sleeping enough hours each night, exercising, taking DHA supplements, eliminating simple carbs and processed foods, strategic fasting, and more. The 10 participants in the small study had between 10 and 24 factors that they needed to correct.

Nine of the 10 participants saw improvement in symptoms after participating in the program. The one participant who did not see improvement was in late stages of dementia when beginning the program. Other participants were at varying stages of dementia when beginning.

A larger scale study is necessary to build upon the results from this very small study. Still, it suggests that taking a wider approach to treat early Alzheimer’s patients’ various deficiencies may be an effective alternative to a more singular approach. Patients and their families should speak with their doctor to review which treatment options are available and before starting any new treatment regimen.

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death of Americans, according to the CDC. The disease can begin slowly and gradually build up complications over time, eventually making it impossible to continue working and performing substantial gainful activity. If you or a loved one has developed Alzheimer’s disease and are no longer able to work, Disability Help Group is here to help with disability benefit concerns. For assistance and support for your long-term disability claim, call today – 1-(800)-800-3332.