Drugs, which may have some benefit for some people in delaying the progression of Alzheimer's (on average only by 6-12 months), are not only expensive but have unpleasant side effects, such as reduced appetite, nausea, diarrhoea, fatigue and incontinence. "Memantine" is a drug used in more advanced cases, but side effects can include hallucinations, confusion, dizziness, headaches and tiredness - side effects that are most undesirable particularly for someone with dementia!
It is drugs like these and their side-effects that Patrick Shaun Wilson is very concerned about.
Research has shown that eating more fruit and vegetables, high in antioxidants may help in protecting against Alzheimer's. High doses of Vitamin E and Ginko Biloba extracts as well as herbal treatments may also improve the course of the dementia.
Patrick Shaun Wilson is currently focusing his energies on marketing some pioneering health products for degenerative diseases - "functional foods" transformed into concentrated, highly active formulas.
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(based on original source material from Alzheimers New Zealand)