Several herbal remedies and other dietary supplements are promoted as effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. The Alzheimer’s Association summarizes the supporting data for the following treatments.

  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Ginkgo biloba
  • Huperzine A
  • Phosphatidylserine
  • Coral calcium

A review of ginkgo biloba is also available here.

Illustration: Neurofibrillary tangles and fiberlike processes of neurons (black) surround an amyloid plaque. Source: Chemical and Engineering News

7/8/06 15:50 JR

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John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.