Vitamin E may help slow decline of dementia

January 2nd, 2014 No Comments

Vitamin E shown to slow dementia’s progression

A study of over 600 veterans has shown that vitamin E may slow the advancement of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. The veterans were given high doses of vitamin E, which was shown to delay the decline of daily living skills such as the ability to make meals, get dressed, and have a conversation. The delay was around six months, which could allow the person to continue living independently and with less help of caregivers that much longer. Unfortunately, the study did not show that vitamin E did not slow the brain’s ability to think.

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