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Homeopathic Treatment for Dementia

Homeopathy offers excellent treatment for dementia. Homeopathic medicine for dementia is prepared from naturally occurring substances which are completely safe to use. These medicines should be selected individually for every case. A detailed case taking is necessary for dementia; followed by an analysis and evaluation to finalize the homeopathic prescription. The best homeopathic remedies for dementia are Anacardium Orientale, Baryta Carb, Cannabis Indica, Medorrhinum, Graphites Naturalis, and Kali Phos. Homeopathic medicine for dementia should be taken after consulting a homeopathic physician; and self-medication must be avoided.

What are Dementia and its symptoms?

Dementia is a term used for a group of symptoms arising from various disorders affecting the brain. The primary symptoms of dementia include memory loss and a gradual decrease in the ability to think that is severe enough to interfere with daily life. The other symptoms of dementia include emotional problems, and difficulties in communication, finding words, planning, and solving problems. There is also a change in personality, irritability, anxiety, depression, confusion, hallucinations, social withdrawal, and disorientation. In the early stages of dementia, the person is afflicted by symptoms that are noticeable by those around him. These symptoms cause trouble in daily routine, but the patient is still able to take care of himself. In the later stages of dementia, the patient is unable to take care of himself and needs assistance and supervision most of the time.

Causes of Dementia

Dementia mostly arises from damaged nerve cells in the brain. Persons above 65 years of age and those with a family history of dementia are at a higher risk of developing dementia. Among the various causes of dementia, the most common cause is Alzheimer’s disease, which accounts for about 60 -70% of the total cases of dementia. Another major reason for dementia is damage to the blood vessels in the brain. This type of dementia is known as vascular dementia. Other disorders linked to dementia include Huntington’s disease, Creutzfeldt – Jakob disease, Lyme disease, and Parkinson’s disease. Deficiency in vitamin B12, thyroid problems, poisoning with heavy metals like lead, and brain tumors may also cause dementia.

Best Homeopathic Remedies for Dementia

1. Anacardium Orientale – A Top Homeopathic Medicine for Dementia

Anacardium Orientale is among the best homeopathic remedies for dementia. Patients needing Anacardium Orientale have impaired memory and marked forgetfulness. The patient suddenly forgets the names of those around and also forgets things he has recently seen. Forgetfulness makes the person low spirited. There is also a marked absent mindedness and a deficiency of ideas. Homeopathy also uses Anacardium Orientale for the treatment of Alzheimer’s.

2. Baryta Carb – A Homeopathic Remedy for Senile Dementia

Baryta Carb is an excellent homeopathic remedy for senile dementia. In such cases, there is progressing mental weakness. There is forgetfulness while speaking and the mind seems clouded. The patient tends to forget the words that he is about to speak. There is a loss of memory, and when the patient tries to recollect past events, he is unable to do so. Baryta Carb works well for the treatment of dementia in the elderly who may have lost mental function after a stroke.

3. Cannabis Indica – Homeopathic Medicine for Dementia with Difficulty in Communication

Cannabis Indica is one of the best homeopathic remedies for dementia in cases where there is difficulty in communication. Cannabis Indica is helpful where a person becomes extremely forgetful while communicating. He forgets the last words spoken by him as well as what he is about to say. He begins to speak a sentence and then suddenly loses the thread of conversation. While writing too, the patient forgets what he intends to write. The mind is foggy, and there is an inability to recall past events. Difficulty in focusing is also experienced.

4. Medorrhinum – Homeopathic Medicine for Dementia Where the Patient Forgets Names and Words

Medorrhinum is a suitable homeopathic medicine for dementia where the person forgets names and words. The main symptom that points to the use of Medorrhinum is forgetting the names of friends and familiar people. The patient may not even remember their own name. There is also forgetfulness while writing, both regarding the words that are to be written as well as their spelling. While speaking, the person may forget the appropriate words. During a conversation, the patient may forget what he was asked; and the question has to be repeated. Along with the above symptoms, there are severe mood changes as well. Happiness alternates with sadness. There is also marked irritability over small things.

5. Graphites Naturalis – Homeopathic Medicine for Dementia when Indifference Accompanies Memory Loss

Graphites Naturalis is one of the best homeopathic remedies for dementia in cases where indifference accompanies memory loss. The person forgets recent events but remembers past events that occurred at a young age. There is indifference to everything and everybody. Along with this, the patient may be obstinate and moody. Dullness and anxiety, mostly in the mornings, also occur.

6. Kali Phos – A Useful Homeopathic Medicine for Dementia when Prostration Accompanies Memory Loss

Kali Phos is an effective homeopathic medicine for dementia. The main symptom pointing towards the use of Kali Phos is memory loss accompanied by tiredness. There is exhaustion on both mental and physical levels. In such cases, the patient doesn’t recognize his surroundings and is not inclined to speak with others. Sometimes, gloominess, depression, nervousness, and anxiety are also present.

 

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Comments

  1. Titashi karmakar says:

    Hi Dr
    my mother in law (80 yrs)is suffering from demetia last 1 and half yrs.She is taking allopathy medicine.I want to give homeopathy medicine.For that can I give kali phos 200?

  2. Mona Srivastava says:

    Anacardium Orientale or Koli Phos yh dono medicine select kiya hai…Toh kya yh dono Dementia patient ko diya ja skta h simultaneously….
    Sir plz suggest me….

  3. Srinivas Rao says:

    Age of 63 lost the memory slowly slowly and Dr daigonised having vescular dimentia and now his memory lost taking time to recollect if we will say this and that what is the perfect medicine in homeopathy

  4. Sheilagh Menzies says:

    Dear Dr Sharma
    My 88 year old mother has been diagnosed with Alzheimers and Dementia. Her husband of 65 years died in May last year and she is increasingly sad and lonely. She does not know why she is in a care home and thinks her mother (with whom she had a bad relationship) has ‘dumped her there’ and does not want her. She thinks her father has just died with whom she was very close (although she points to a photograph of my father when talking of her own). Her higher faculties are still really good – she is articulate and able to read the newspaper and converse. However, she goes on and on about being ‘abandoned’ and just wants to go home. She has lost a lot of weight and is now only just over 37 kilos. She is also involuntarily scratching her face day and night although whilst we were with her she did not. I was a practising homeopath for many years and have tried her on Phos-ac. She responded well to this – became more social, ate well and took an interest in her clothes and surroundings. It did however not hold for more than a few days. Any help you can give me would be gratefully received – as her daughter I feel too emotionally close to necessarily see the picture sufficiently clearly. She is not on any medication other than the standard ones given to all dementia patients and is otherwise fit and well.

  5. Hello,

    I was wondering if you could give me some direction please. My 90 year old dad has vascular dementia. He stopped talking about 4 years ago. He is not on any meds as he would get all the side effects. About 4 1/2 years ago he got dehydrated and entered the hospital. The 3 days he was there they did not get him out of the bed and therefore he could no longer stand let alone walk. He walked 2 miles everyday. He went to rehab and they did not help him walk or stand. In 3 weeks his legs became contorted. He stands on his toes. I had a standing box made and we stand him 4-5 x a week for 30 minutes. He is very alert and understands commands to open mouth,etc. I need help with him getting stronger so he can stand. I use Nutrilite vitamins and Young Living essentials oils on him. He takes grass fed beef liver tablets 3/day along with Quercetin. I would appreciate any help. thank you

    • Anjana Ghose says:

      My husband is 81. He is suffering from Parkinson’s and he has been taking Syndopa plus for almost 3 years now as advised by his doctor. But lately his dementia, forgetfulness, anxiety and depression have increased. Plus the shaking of his hands has intensified. Kindly advise.

  6. Anjali Trakru says:

    My mother is 82 years old and suffering from dementia for past 2 years. Allopathic dr had given her aricep and qutan. We as a family are miserable to see her like this its heartbreaking. There are so many medicines suggested by homeopathic dr but which one can be given to my mom ? Pl suggest.

    • Dr jawed iqbal says:

      Hi my self dr jawed , 35y /male .i had h/o depression with ocd for that i took so many tretment including ECT. MY MAJOR depression treated but now i m facing the issue with memory , hard to remember new thing with easly erritable and emotionally very labile. I hv issue of sever burning sole mainly in night. I took lot of vit b supplement but no use.
      Please suggest me some medicine for all these condition mainly weak memory

  7. Chandra Nath De says:

    Is dementia treatment available with homeopathy?
    My mother is 63 and her condition is steadily deteriorating over the past few years.

  8. dr muhammad jan psych says:

    my father is 80yrs he is a patient of DEMENTIA pl,give opinion and management.

  9. Arvind Kumar says:

    Sir,my 65 years old Diebetes and cardiac patient has recently caught in Dementia problem. He forget names,identification of things and unable to pronunciate/deliver whatever he wants to.
    Please, suggest best course for him.
    Thanks and regards.

  10. Alex A. says:

    Have you ever seen these remedies have success in treating the extremely rapidly progressive dementia in patients with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease before?

  11. Dilbagh Singh says:

    Dr. Sir,
    My wife is 63 years old now. We have no issues. In 2014 we tried to cure my wife for test tube baby. In Virk Hospital Jalandhar my wife was under treatment for one year. After treatment Dr. refused . He said you r internal body can’t accept baby. after listening these words my wife went in depression. At first she used to repeat words in dialogue. I took her to 5-6 Hospitals where she was under treatment, but in vain. The last one was PGI Hospital Chandigarh. dr. said that is is Dementia. She was cured for one year,but no results. Now her condition is not good. She can speak but she doesn’t speak. She doesn’t react while we ask her something. Now do urine​ on bed. Will you please suggest her homeopathic medicine.

  12. Margie Diegelman says:

    my 86 yr old mum has most of the symptoms of every remedy listed above. She puts things in her mouth and now has very loose diarrhea and no control of her bowels. I do have some remedies in my home but leary about throwing a remedy at her.

  13. Hi Dr Sharma
    I work in the medical field and I have a 99 y/o pt with severe dementia accompanied by aggression, crying and anxiety. Family does not want to use pharmaceutical medicine. I am attempting to find options to help staff manage patient and decrease the agitation and outbursts that the family would agree with. If you have any suggestions they would be so greatly appreciated.

  14. kirti trivedi says:

    Hi Dr Sharma,

    I want my mother to be treated for dementia or it may be sleep apnea. Can you please let me know how to consult you.
    My mother is not able to speak fluently and having difficulty in finding words.
    She was having sleep problems before this problem occured. Seems like this is because of sleeplessness for a long time but need to confirm

  15. Is there a medicine for sundowning syndrome for patient of 75 years

  16. which baryta carb is good for alzhimer my mom has she is 64 please tell us my email id is kavita.harne1978@gmail.com

  17. Shyamala says:

    My grandma aged 74 has recently started showing symptoms of dementia,she keeps forgetting positions of rooms in the house,talks normally for some time and suddenly switches to some incident in the past starts speaking about it,remains confused continously,she has developed excessive sleeping tendency,her daily routine activities are now becoming difficult for her,

  18. Rathindra Lal Dam says:

    My elder bother aged 78 is unable to associate with his surroundings and often talks quite irrelevantly . This seems have aggravated during last 6 – 7 months. He has become very stubborn. Though he does not suffer for many major ailment but frequently having stomach problem -loose motion finds it difficult to control. No blood sugar or high pressure. If you can suggest medicine. Best regards

  19. Dr. Sharma,

    My mother is 84 years old and has Alzhimers. She has typical symptoms of late stage alzhimers and is generally confused and irritable and needs help to walk as she also has osteoarthritis … she needs to be fed as well and has incontinence issues to. Its been close to four years since she was diagnosed and is at an advance stage . Read the suggested Homeopathic Remedies for Dementia and was wondering if you could advise dosage and cocktail of the above 6 potent medicines suggested on your site
    regards,

    • Hello Dr
      My mother is 88 yrs.Diabetic and hypertensive on tt.
      Now she has hallucination and not sleeping sometimes for 30 hours .Irritablevin the night.
      She is hard of hearing and cataract in one eye with msrked diminished vision.the other eye has loss of vision because of retinal haemorrhage.
      Main problem now is Insomnia
      Please advice.Thank

  20. ALICE ANTWI says:

    MY FATHER IS ABOUT 91 YEARS VERY STRONG AND CAN MOVE ABOUT EASILY BUT FORGETS EASILY AND COMMUNICATION VERY DIFFICULT ALSO ASK QUESTIONS OUT OF CONTEXT AS WELL AS SLEEPING DIFFICULTY AT NIGHT. SOME TIMES GOES OUT AND MISS HIS WAY HOME. BUT ALWAYS ANXIOUS TO GO OUT SAYING HE HAS A JOB TO DO SOME WHERE. KINDLY HELP US TREAT OR REDUCE THIS DEMENTIA FROM FATHER. SHOULD BE ABLE TO SLEEP WELL. THANK YOU

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