"Let food be your medicine and your medicine be your food. Each one of the substances in a person's diet, acts upon the body and changes it in some unique way, and upon these changes the whole life depends, whether in health, in sickness or convalescent."  

Hippocrates 2 000 years ago.

  • What Is Alzheimer's.
  • Early Signs of Alzheimer's.
  • What is the Difference between Alzheimer's and Dementia?
  • Herbs for Alzheimer's
  • Fruits for Alzheimer's

Welcome to Home Remedies Haven. Com, your ultimate guide to natural solutions for managing Alzheimer's.

As we navigate the challenges of this condition, we emphasize the crucial role of family support in creating a compassionate and understanding environment.

Join us on a journey of kindness and tolerance, where home remedies and heartfelt care go hand in hand to improve the quality of life for those affected by Alzheimer's

What is Alzheimer's?

  • Alzheimer's is characterized by the accumulation of plaques and tangles in the brain, which leads to the death of nerve cells and the shrinking of brain tissue, which can be backed up by an MRI of the brain.
  • This results in a decline in cognitive function memory loss, and eventually the inability to carry out everyday tasks.
  • Alzheimer's disease is a specific kind of dementia and is the most common cause of dementia in older adults.
  • Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects memory, thinking and behavior.
  • It is the most common cause of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life.

Early Signs of Alzheimer's


What is the Difference between Alzheimer's and Dementia?

Dementia is a general term used to describe a decline in cognitive function that interferes with daily life. It is not a specific disease, but rather a group of symptoms that can be caused by various conditions including Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's disease is a specific type of dementia and is the most common cause of dementia on older adults.

While Alzheimer's disease is a characterized by the accumulation of plaques and tangles in the brain, other types of dementia may be caused by different factors such as vascular issues, Lewy body disease, front temporal dementia or other medical conditions,

 In summary, Alzheimer's disease is a specific type of dementia, but not all dementia cases are due to Alzheimer's disease.

What to Watch Out For

Alzheimer's may develop gradually which would make it almost impossible to diagnose and could be mistakenly assumed that the behavior is part of the aging process.

My Father had Alzheimer's and I experienced the slow downslide of the disease. 

Memory Loss

  • This will happen gradually, and not easy to pick up, and identify as Alzheimer's, as it is possible that it is just one of the things that happen as we age.

Misplacing Things

  • It will start slowly and as the disease progresses, the misplacing of things like keys and the cel phone increases, and becomes an issue.


  • A person with dementia will have difficulty finding their way to a familiar place or feel confused about where they are, or think they are back in some past time of their life.
  • I was sooooo sad one day when I heard my Dad asking my mom "who is the nice lady"(that was me) when I was visiting.

Language Problems

  • A person with dementia will forget simple words, or substitute inappropriate words, making sentences difficult to understand.

Poor Judgement

  • A person with Alzheimer's will walk out into a rainy day without a rain jacket, which is an example of poor judgement.

Difficulty with Tasks

  • People with Alzheimer's would feed the dog (for example), a handful of medication or a flower from the garden as a treat.

Mood, Personality or Behavior Changes

  • We all have sad or moody times, but the Alzheimer's patient can have rapid mood swings for no apparent reason.
  • They can become confused, suspicious or withdrawn.

Changes in Abstract Thinking

  • Managing finances can be difficult for anyone, but a person with dementia may have trouble knowing what the numbers mean or what do with them.

The early signs of dementia are very subtle and vague and may not be immediately obvious and they also vary a great deal from person to person.

If any family member or friend that you are concerned about, has several of the above warning signs of dementia, you should consult a doctor for a complete assessment.

Now take a look at the various herbs and fruits that can help and soothe the lives of those living with Alzheimer's

Herbs for Alzheimer's


  • Eastern medicine has used hawthorn to treat age-related forms of memory problem, and scientific research has identified ways in which this herb works.
  • One is its high contact of both vitamin C and substances that assist vitamin C (known as cofactors).
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  • Open capillaries result in more nutrients and oxygen for the brain, and the cofactors strengthen tiny capillaries in the brain especially when these vessels are under stress from high blood pressure and blood clots.


  • Rosemary is an Excellent Brain Tonic, which helps to improve concentration and memory, and also calms anxiety and lifts depression.
  • Rosemary has had a long history of use for enhancing memory.
  • Rosemary is suitable for patients with Alzheimer's because it is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.


  • Garlic has been known to have positive effects on the brain owing to its high concentration of antioxidants and other nutrients.
  • It can help protect against Alzheimer’s, dementia, ADHD, depression, and even strokes.


  • Lemon Balm helps to improve cognitive function as well as ease anxiety and insomnia.
  • It increases GABA (a calming agent) in the brain by inhibiting an enzyme that is responsible for the breakdown of GABA. GABA improves the mood, reduce stress and has a calming effect.
  • Lemon Balm binds to muscarinic and nicotinic receptors in the brain which are activated by the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and plays a role in enhancing memory and alertness.
  • Not only does lemon balm improve cognitive performance and memory in healthy participants, but may also help to treat diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia, characterised by learning disabilities and memory loss.
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  • In the sixteenth century John Gerard wrote that "lemon balm tea drives away sorrows of the mind", meaning lemon balm has been used to treat mental health for centuries.

  • Its ability to treat agitation associated with dementia, and Alzheimer’s in particular has placed emphasis on lemon balms anti-anxiety effects. It holds within calming and sedative properties.

Selenium can be found in:

  • Brazil Nuts
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Mushrooms
  • Spinach
  • Lentils
  • Bananas
  • Beef
  • Turkey


  • Selenium is an essential trace mineral absorbed from soil and water and is found in foods such as grains, meat and nuts, with the highest levels found in Brazil nuts.
  • Selenium acts as an antioxidant, helping to counteract oxidative damage in the brain.


  • The medicinal use of Ginkgo goes back almost 5,000 years in Chinese Herbal Medicine.
  • It was used for respiratory tract ailments and memory loss in older people.  

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  • Ginkgo works in the brain to reduce the progression of dementia probably by reducing white blood cell infiltration in the brain.
  • It also has powerful antioxidant properties in the brain, the retina of the eye, and the cardiovascular system.  This activity may help prevent free-radical damage and age-related declines in brain function.

Fruits for Alzheimer's


  • Blueberries are rich in antioxidants, that can help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the brain, which are believed to contribute to Alzheimer's disease.


  • Avocados can support brain health and improve cognitive function.
  • Avocados are packed with healthy fats and vitamin E.


  • Oranges are high in vitamin C which can help protect brain cells from damage and support overall brain health.


  • Apples contain quercetin, a compound that has been shown to have neuroprotective effects and may help prevent cognitive decline.


  • Bananas are a good source of potassium, which is important for maintaining healthy brain function and may help improve memory and concentration.

Incorporating natural remedies like avocados, ginkgo, apples and bananas into your daily routine can be a powerful way to support brain health and potentially slow the progression Alzheimer's disease.

By making simple yet impactful changes to your diet and lifestyle, you can take proactive steps towards maintaining cognitive function and overall well-being.

Explore the healing power of nature's gifts and empower yourself on the journey to better brain health.


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