Dementing Illness and Complementary and Alternative Medicine

  • R. McCarney
  • J. Warner
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Abstract

Dementia is a common illness in older people and has major implications for individuals with the disease, their carers and society. The recent development of conventional therapies for dementia has spurred interest in all forms of treatment and led to a new era of therapeutic optimism. This chapter outlines the clinical and epidemiological features of the principal types of dementia and reviews the evidence base for CAM treatments.

Keywords

Placebo Dementia Flavonoid Melatonin Terpene 

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