Central European Journal of Sport Sciences and Medicine (Jan 2016)

Review of Traditional and Natural Methods of Treating Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Maurycy Mieczkowski,
  • Krzysztof Sieja,
  • Marta Stępień-Słodkowska

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 16


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The most common form of dementia in the elderly population is Alzheimer’s disease (AD). World Health Organization (WHO) thus defines Alzheimer’s disease: “a set of neurodegenerative brain symptoms, resulting in progressive impairment of memory, thinking, cognition, counting, language, ability to learn and assessing situations, which disturb everyday life”. It usually develops in 65+-yearolds, and the risk of AD in 85+-year-olds is as high as 50%. It has become a considerable threat to the society, given the longer life expectancy and an increase in the retirement-aged population. AD prevention and treatment methods described in this paper are still being developed and perfected. Studies on genesis of the disease aim at comprehensive understanding of its causes. New, alternative treatment methods are still sough. Researchers develop and test biomarkers that could facilitate early diagnosis.