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Unfortunately there is no scientific data that supports the idea that turmeric prevents, slows or reverses the impact of Alzheimer’s Disease or any other dementia. There are some clinical trials underway testing turmeric’s effects on subjects at risk for Alzheimer’s, but we won’t have those results for some time.
Turmeric also has anti-carcinogenic properties. And it is a great spice to cook with. So it’s not a bad idea to add turmeric to your diet, but only in moderation. Chronic over-use of turmeric can have a toxic effect on the kidneys, liver and gastrointestinal track.
The best defense against dementia in old age is a lifetime of exercise, a heart healthy diet, and keeping active physically and mentally. A little turmeric won’t hurt, but stick with the basics first.