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Is there evidence that turmeric/curcumin help prevent or manage active dementia symptoms?


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MedHead Message:

We’re not quite there yet with turmeric/curcumin in prevention or treatment of Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia. Knowing this, the cost of curcumin is generally low, and side effects are generally low as well. You may consider taking it anyway.


1. Ahmed, T et al. Therapeutic potential of turmeric in Alzheimer’s disease: curcumin or curcuminoids? Phytother Res. 2014 Apr;28(4):517-25. doi: 10.1002/ptr.5030. Epub 2013 Jul 19. 2. Adalier, N et al. Vitamin E, Turmeric and Saffron in Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. Antioxidants 2016, 5(4), 40; https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox5040040


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