Mild Cognitive Decline Cannot Be Prevented By Drugs And Herbs.
According to a research, it has been proved that herbal products, drugs or any other vitamin supplement cannot prevent healthy adults from cognitive decline. This research was conducted at the St. Michael’s Hospital Toronto and got published on 15 April 2013 on Canadian Medical Association Journal’s website. It was found that computerized memory training programs might prevent from cognitive decline.
The research was conducted on the issue of mild cognitive impairment that affects 10 to 25 percent people above the age of 70. Mild cognitive impairment is revealed through signs of reduced memory, relatively decreased level of decision making power and judgment skills, it does not, however, affect the daily routine of a person.
The research involved 32 random clinical cases of about 25,000 patients. Eventually, no data or proof supporting pharmacologic treatments was found which assists memory, judgment and thought.
Moreover, there was no evidence of improvement in cognitive functions through herbal supplements like gingko, fatty acids or vitamins, for instance vitamin B6 or omega 3. On the other hand, few researches have proved estrogen as an active agent in increasing dementia and cognitive decline. The best way to reduce or delay cognitive impairment, it emerges, is through mental exercise or one-on-one cognitive training in reasoning, memory or speed processing.