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29 July 2004

Are there any vitamins and herbal supplements that an elderly person can take to improve memory?

Many products are being advertised for the improvement of memory. Vitamin E is the only vitamin that has been proven in scientific studies to make a difference. One particular study was done in advanced Alzheimer's disease and most scientists in Memory Clinics extrapolate from this that vitamin E could improve memory in other stages of the illness. Whether it does improve memory in persons not affected by dementia is controversial and not proven. However, for us it may be the closest thing to a memory vitamin.

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Many products are being advertised for the improvement of memory. Vitamin E is the only vitamin that has been proven in scientific studies to make a difference. One particular study was done in advanced Alzheimer's disease and most scientists in Memory Clinics extrapolate from this that vitamin E could improve memory in other stages of the illness. Whether it does improve memory in persons not affected by dementia is controversial and not proven. However, for us it may be the closest thing to a memory vitamin.
 
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