A chronic, organic mental disease, one form of presenile dementia (deterioration), caused by atrophies of frontal and occipital lobes of the brain, that is the parts we think and remember with. A number of causes have been suggested including aluminium toxicity, genetic factors, slow virus infection, low serum B12 levels and insufficient blood oxygen flow to the brain.

Avoid aluminium products found in antacids, kitchen utensils, anti-perspirants. Eat a wholesome diet with plenty of unrefined foods, fibre and fresh fruit and vegetables. Limit consumption of saturated fats, refined carbohydrates and sugars.

Phosphatidylserine, acetyl-L-carnitine and high potency B complex to improve the transmission of nerve impulses between brain cells and the nervous system. Beta-carotene, vitamins C, E, and selenium to increase oxygen flow to the brain. Also useful is flax seed oil.

Ginkgo biloba.