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Alzheimer's & Dementia

Brain damage occurs long before symptoms are obvious. Possible contributions to the brain being damaged: free radicals, decreased circulation, inflammation, metal accumulation, high homocysteine levels, a genetic component.
Reduce risk factors by:
Follow a heart-healthy diet - See General Diet Recommendations

Lose weight if needed

Reduce high blood pressure & cholesterol
Diet, exercise, supplements, decrease stress
Control diabetes
Diet, supplements, medication if necessary
Quit smoking

Exercise - Aerobic 30 minutes, 3 times a week

Increases circulation

Protect against head injuries (e.g. use a helmet for biking)

Get help for depression
Depression raises the risk of stroke and other vascular diseases. Depression also is associated with increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which, at high levels, is toxic to the brain. Dr. Kraskow uses supplements and does several techniques to help with mental and emotional concerns.
Increase your intake of antioxidants
These reduce the effect of free radicals which may play a role in Alzheimer's.
Drink only modest amounts of alcohol
Alcohol of any kind has been associated with lower rates of heart disease and also may reduce Alzheimer's risk. Red wine may be especially protective. Studies have shown drinking one glass of red wine per week significantly reduced the risk of developing Alzheimer's.
Mental Fitness
Lifelong learning/learning new skills, mental challenges, creative challenges, reading and social interaction all reduce risk.

Reduce all chemical exposure

Paint, pesticides, household, yard and personal care products.  Click here for personal hair care product toxicity information - use this site to determine how toxic your personal care products may be.


Dr. Kraskow uses the highest quality, mercury free supplements.
Antioxidants counteract free radicals
OPC Synergy, Vit C, d-alpha-tocopherol
Circulation Support counteracts narrowing and stiffening of small arteries

Systemic Enzymes, Vascular Support, Omega 3 Oils (DHAs), ginkgo biloba, vinpocetine, cyruta plus

Brain food: nutrition used by the nervous system

Brain Terrain, Total Brain, Omega 3 Oils

Natural anti-inflammatories

Total Inflam

Healthy Diet - See General Diet

High Choline foods: eggs, liver, fish, legumes, nuts, meats, veggies

Moderate alcohol consumption

Reduce homocysteine

Homocysteine Redux, Folic Acid

Individual Supplements that may help:

Phosphatidylserine, Acetyl-L-Carnitine, DMAE, Co Q 10, NADH, Ashwagandha, Astragalus, Asian Ginsing, Choline, Lipoic Acid, NAC, B Vitamins

Please click here for a downloadable copy.

For more information, or any questions, please email or call 316.684.6597.