Lewy Body Dementia Story: Coy’s Journey

Donna Pittman Father Coy with Lewy Body Dementia

My family’s Lewy body dementia story began with a misdiagnosis. My father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2013 after a long heart-valve surgery. He spent extended time under anesthesia and then had to go under again a few days later to resolve the first of many complications. My mother and I noticed that the man who left the hospital and rehabilitation center almost thirty days later was not the same man who had entered the hospital.

Early Signs

One of the first signs that my father’s brain was not well was that he lost the ability to balance his checkbook. He had always been meticulous about balancing his checkbook down to the last cent. At that point, my mother took him for testing with his primary care physician, who mistakenly determined that my father was in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. He told us that the long hours under anesthesia had most likely aggravated the condition.

The incorrect diagnosis was not unusual. The Lewy Body Dementia Association reports that LBD is the second most common type of dementia but the most misdiagnosed. It impacts one million people in the US each year.  It is frequently diagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease because there is no specific test to differentiate it until after the death of the patient.

5 Lewy Body Dementia Symptoms My Father Had

However, as the years passed, some of his symptoms just did not fit the Alzheimer’s profile. Here are five Lewy body dementia symptoms that led to my father’s eventual diagnosis:

  1. My father had fluctuating levels of confusion and concentration. On certain days, he appeared to be fine cognitively.  He held conversations, worked around the house, and completed tasks as he normally would have.  On other days, he would forget how to drive home from the grocery store or operate the microwave.
  2. He had severe sleep disturbances. He would act out dreams, often violently. My father would have extreme daytime drowsiness. Some days, he would sleep for a total of 18-20 hours in a 24-hour period.
  3. His movements changed. He developed hand tremors and began to shuffle instead of walking normally. His balance became impaired, and he suffered several falls. At 230 lbs., picking him up was nearly impossible. Parkinson-like symptoms are a hallmark of LBD.
  4. He began to have auditory and visual hallucinations (which was our PRIMARY clue). He would think he saw children playing in the floor or a group of women talking in the other room. My father would hear people having conversations in another room when no one was there. He began to believe his home was haunted and became fearful.
  5. He began to have violent outbursts toward others. He kicked and hit my mother as well as nurses, doctors, and the hospital security guard. During the times he was so volatile we took him to the nearest emergency room for help.


Finally, in the summer of 2019, my father began wandering.  Several times, my mother would wake up and find him missing in the middle of the night.  She would drive through their small town searching for hours and eventually locate him. The wandering, plus the above symptoms, made her realize that she could no longer keep him safe in their home.

In early October, my father spent one week in a geriatric psychiatric hospital where he was diagnosed tentatively with Lewy body dementia.  He had several medications changed because certain anti-psychotic medications that he was on were actually making him worse.  He then moved into a dementia-care facility.

Nightmare Experience with Dementia-care Facility

We thought that we were making the best decision, but the dementia-care facility was understaffed, poorly-run, and did not understand how to work with LBD patients, especially large, sometimes-aggressive males.  The four months he spent there were a nightmare.  We were frequently called because they could not handle his behavior. Twice, he was sent via ambulance alone to the local ER, where he could not remember his current address or phone number- just his name and birthdate. We were honestly appalled at the care he received.  We once arrived for a visit, and his Depends had a date and time written on it 22-hours earlier. He had worn the same soiled adult diaper for nearly 24-hours.

His behavioral issues spiraled, and after he choked a female nursing assistant one evening, he was sent for another stay at a different geriatric psychiatric hospital.  There, he was so heavily medicated, he couldn’t lift his head.  My father didn’t seem to recognize his family or understand his surroundings at all. He was propped up in a wheelchair during the day, but he struggled to even open his eyes during visits.

He was allowed to return to his dementia-care facility after this stay. Although weak and over-medicated, he was no longer violent. At this time, my father was placed under hospice care, and a wonderful hospice nurse named Robin entered our lives.

I cannot say enough about the difference Robin made. She was a fierce advocate for him with the facility staff. She treated him as if he were her own father. She advised us to get him out of the current living situation.


In February of 2020, just before the start of covid, we found another assisted-living facility with a locked dementia wing.  He was much happier there and was better cared for in the new facility.  In March, they closed their doors to visitors, which was devastating to us as a family, but Nurse Robin texted us pictures, called us on Facetime, and kept us in contact with him.

Final Stages of Our Lewy Body Dementia Story

On May 6, we received the call we had been expecting for quite some time.  Robin believed the end was near and despite covid regulations, the assisted living would allow us to be with him in his private room until he passed.  My mother rushed to the facility and found my father emaciated (he had stopped eating and drinking for the past week) and agitated.

She tried to calm him for hours, and then he finally fell into a deep sleep.  He was in that sleep when I arrived from out of town, and for the next three hours, my mother and I sat by his bedside. I will never forget the sound of the death rattle and counting the seconds between his breaths until the next one didn’t come.

Even though the last months of his life were rife with turmoil, he died peacefully around midnight. There was no struggle, no dramatic exit.  For my mother and me, it was a moment of both sadness and relief.

Lewy body dementia story
Photo of Donna and her father on their last Thanksgiving together.

Author Bio

Donna Pittman is a writer and community-college professor from Tennessee.

How to Prevent Dementia- 7 Easy Things You Can Do

how to prevent dementia

The best time to correct early signs of dementia is right now, rather than waiting for cognitive decline to become a real problem. In this article we show you how to prevent dementia naturally.

To understand what the early signs of dementia are view our article HERE.

A key element medicine is missing

The problem in medicine is the lack of importance of diet and how this effects your brain.

Medicine does not connect the dots and make the links between diet and your brain. Medicine may point cognitive decline to genetics, stress or things just happen and you cannot do much about it. However, your diet is key to preventing and even reversing early dementia.

how to prevent dementia naturally

The Hippocampus

A complex brain structure rooted deep into temporal lobe is called the Hippocampus. It plays a major role in learning and memory. The hippocampus is a plastic and vulnerable structure that, if not nurtured, can be damaged. People with dementia have a shrinking or damaged hippocampus. There are easy natural things that you can do to care for your hippocampus.

How to Prevent Dementia Naturally

Vitamin B1

What would shrink your hippocampus?Vitamin B1 Dr. Berg

One thing that could be a real problem with your hippocampus is a Thiamine deficiency. That is a Vitamin B1 deficiency. The demand for thiamine goes way up when alcohol and carbohydrates are consumed. Vitamin B1 is needed to metabolize carbs and alcohol.

The more sugar you eat, the more carbs you consume, and the more alcohol you drink, the more you need vitamin B1.

Nutritional yeast is the best source of B1. Make sure you get natural yeast that is not fortified with synthetic vitamins. Synthetic vitamins might work initially but are not a good long-term solution.

Of course, you want to do things to prevent a B1 deficiency by giving up alcohol, reduce sugar and carbs in your diet.

The good news is that you can consume plenty of vegetable carbs.

Fix the Gut

You want to fix the gut microbiome.

There has been interesting research on Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease. Research points to a lack of diversity in the microbiome of the gut in people with these diseases. There is also a correlation with these patients having gut inflammation, with leaky gut being common.

Also realize that the gut and the brain are by-directional. Through the vagus nerve you have information going from the gut to the brain and information from the brain going to the gut. If you have a problem with your brain you’ll have a problem with your gut. If you have a problem with your gut, you can have a problem with your brain.

Interestingly, our gut microbes produce neurotransmitters, and they can synthesis B vitamins.

Having a healthy diversified gut microbiome is essential to preventing cognitive decline.

4 ways to fix the gut


One of the best ways to increase diversity of the microbiome is to start consuming vegetables.

Look for a wide variety of vegetables, and different types of salads that have a variety phytonutrients and fibers. Organic vegetables are best.


Another way to increase the diversity of microbiome is to introduce fasting.

Many would think that fasting would starve the microbes, resulting in them getting weaker. Yet, the very opposite happens. They get stronger and new strains come out and try to survive. It is part of a survival mechanism that has been evolving for eons.


Research has found that when people with dementia are taken off gluten, they are seeing huge improvements in dementia. Gluten can worsen dementia.

Being on a gluten free diet is not enough. There needs to be low carbs and no grain.

4.Stay away from GMO foods

Foods that have been exposed to glyphosate (a herbicide) are not good for your gut biome. Glyphosate destroys microorganisms like bacteria. This affects our gut microbes, just like it affects the microbes in the soil.

The reason GMO foods are a problem is because they have been genetically modified to tolerate heavy applications of the herbicide. That way, farmers can spray glyphosate on their GMO crops to kill weeds without killing the crops.

Seek out non-GMO foods. Better still, seek organic foods that have not been sprayed with glyphosate or any gut damaging chemicals.Sulforaphane Complex

Consume More Sprouts

The unique thing about sprouts is that they come from little seeds. If you were to consume the seeds on their own the nutrition would not be so readily available to you and they are difficult to digest.

However, if they are grown into sprouts, you have incredible amounts of easy digestible nutrition is released when eaten.

Eat sprouts on a regular basis. Not only will you be getting peak nutrition from a plant, but you are also getting certain phytonutrients that are a superfood for your brain.

Broccoli sprouts are abundant in sulforaphane. This substance is fantastic for any type of neuro degenerative disorder.

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Sprouts are also beneficial for your gut.

Include sprouts into your diet on a regular basis. Add them to your salads. They are very cheap and easy to grow yourself.Freshlife Automatic Seed Sprouter

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Ketones bypass the damage in the brain and feed the neurons directly.

People with dementia are experiencing the destruction of their brain cells in their hippocampus. Due to this damage, the brain is not getting glucose fuel. Brain cells need to be restored by feeding them fuel in the form of ketone fuel. Ketone bodies are a more efficient fuel than glucose fuel.

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3 ways to increase ketones

1.Intermittent fasting and periodic prolonged fasting give huge benefits for two reasons. Fasting generates many more ketones than you gain from being on a low carb diet. Fasting also up regulate genetic factors that support your brain.

2.Consuming MCT oil (1 tablespoon twice a day), a supplement made from a type of fat called medium-chain triglycerides will help brains by increasing ketone production.doctor's best extra strength ginkgo

3.Exogenous ketones (buy as a supplement) are a terrific brain-enhancing supplement which may reduce cognitive decline, improve brain power, and reduce brain fog.

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo biloba (specifically the extract EGB 761) has shown significant benefits for dementia patients by giving neuro protection. Ginkgo Biloba is the Maidenhair Tree native to China.

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Lion’s Mane Mushroom

How does lion’s mane work in the brain?

Research show that lion’s mane mushroom extract may in fact support brain health by promoting the creation of two important compounds: nerve growth factor (NGF) and brain-derived Lion's Mane Mushroom liquid Dropsneurotrophic factor (BDNF). These are proteins that stimulate the formation of new cells and bolster existing ones.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Vitamin D, Zinc, Exercise and Sleep

Other ways to prevent cognitive decline include:

Including Omega-3 in your diet. This fatty acid can be found in oily fish and fish oil (especially cod liver oil).

Vitamin D, the free sunlight vitamin that can also be gained from diet. Foods high in vitamin D include oily fish, egg yolks, mushrooms, orange juice and many vegetables. Check price of Vitamin D3 products available at AMAZON.com 

Zinc is very important. Foods with high levels of zinc include oysters, sea foods, avocados, nuts, beans, meat and berries. Check price of Zinc products available at AMAZON.com

Exercise increases oxygen to your brain. It also increases blood flow, delivering nutrients to the brain.

Sleep is very important. If you are not sleeping enough; cortisol increases, you may be more stressed, and important oxygen to the brain is reduced.

Final Comments

In a nutshell, diet, exercise, and sleep all play a core role in preventing of the onset of dementia.

A wholesome low carb diet, rich in superfoods and free from chemicals is key.  The right diet will foster a healthy gut microbiome and provide the best brain nutrition.

Regular exercise increases oxygen and blood flow to the brain delivering nutrients for healthy brain function. This combined with quality sleep will reduce cortisol levels causing stress.

Viewing Dr. Eric Berg DC channel provided much of the content for this article. Dr. Berg specializes in Healthy Ketosis and Intermittent Fasting.

ProMind Complex Reviewed

ProMind Complex- premium all natural brain supplement. Check out our Independent Review HERE.




6 Early Warning Signs of Dementia 

6 early warning signs of dementia

Let’s talk about the 6 early warning signs of dementia.

Feeling tired, stressed, lethargic?

You would have all the symptoms of dementia, but do you really have dementia?

Tiredness and stress, may simply be due to late nights, low blood sugar, heavy work load, or any number of things. There are a number of signs that are not real dementia.

The worst thing you could do is give your spouse or partner the wrong diagnosis.

Another trap is the belief you have dementia, but not actually have it. You may have a well-meaning spouse who self-diagnoses you with dementia. He/she then gets into the habit of reminding you when you are forgetful and corrects you when you make a mistake. You then start to think and feel that you actually have early dementia.

It doesn’t mean you have dementia if these symptoms happen occasionally.

early warning signs of dementia

What is dementia?

A mental decline. When certain parts of your brain are shrinking, specifically a structure called the hippocampus.

6 Early Warning Signs of Dementia

1.Poor organization

People with early dementia may have problems with familiar everyday organization tasks. They may get confused with the order of things or with making plans.

2. Personality changes

Having unexpected mood swings where a person switches between emotions for no apparent reason may indicate an early sign of dementia. For no real reason, they may seem different from his/her usual self. They may become irritable, depressed, anxious, agitated, or apathetic.


Our gut is like a second brain. There is a connection between our gut and our brain. The microbiome (bacteria) in our gut makes neurotransmitters. They also make more serotonin than our brain makes serotonin. Serotonin is a natural mood stabiliser that regulates wellbeing and happiness.

We have more nerve fibers in our digestive system than we do in our spinal column.

Many cognitive problems can stem from our gut. People who have Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease have much higher instance of constipation than someone who doesn’t have these diseases.

However, it is important to note that if you have constipation, it doesn’t mean you have dementia. It is just an early sign.

4.Sensory Dysfunction.

unable to focus

This could include issues with your smell, taste, hearing, eyesight and even your appetite. These could be early signs of cognitive decline. As sensory decline becomes more apparent, then the ability to focus, concentrate and overall memory is really what shows up to be a problem.

5.Language Problems

Struggling to find words for certain things, tending to repeat saying the same things over and over again, or mixing up words are all early indicators of dementia.

For example, a person may be able to talk and make sentences, but is incoherent. What they are saying does not make sense. Words come out randomly and all over the place.  This can be extremely frustrating for the person trying to communicate. Language problems are a result of a shrinking hippocampus.

6.Problems Navigating

Dementia Patient Getting Confused and Lost

Problems navigating are apparent when you are trying to locate a place in a new area. You get confused and can’t work out where you are.

In our brain we have a GPS which allows us to locate where we are in space. When this area of the brain goes down, we lose this GPS. So, our internal map becomes non-functional, resulting in not being able to find out where you are.

Final Comments

Now that you are aware of what the early warning signs of dementia are, the next step is to know how to prevent the onset of dementia. We have published an article with 7 easy things you can do to prevent cognitive decline.

Viewing Dr. Eric Berg DC channel guided much of the content for this article. Dr. Berg specializes in Intermittent Fasting and Healthy Ketosis.


Does ProMind Complex Work? Independent Review

ProMind Complex Reviewed

Does ProMind Complex work? reaDementia investigates the validity of the company’s claims.

Identifying a supplement that offers benefit to people, either with dementia or seeking to prevent dementia, is a formidable task. There are many supplements marketed online and in stores- perhaps too many!

ReaDemetia.com investigated several products that we felt had the ingredients and integrity to be worthy for our audience to consider. One product, ProMind Complex, ticked many of the boxes.

We investigated the creator’s claims that his product benefits people with cognitive decline. Our research (looking into clinical studies) does show strong support of several of the ingredients in the ProMind Complex formulation.

We also see plausible reason in the creator’s approach to removing toxic dental bacteria, a major contributor to plaque build-up in the brain- leading to brain cell damage. Our investigation identified research that supports his reasoning.

Brain Food Supplement ProMind Complex

A Brief Summary of ProMind Complex

Category: Anti-memory Loss Supplement

Ingredients: Huperzine, Vinpocetine, Phosphatidylserine, St. John’s Wort, N-Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf, Bacopa Monnieri, and vitamins.

Key Features: FDA Approved guidelines; GMP Certified; Non-habit forming; 100% natural; Non-GMO; Gluten-free; 3rd party audited.

Does ProMind Complex Work?Benefits
• Helps remove harmful plaque within the brain
• Prevent memory loss
• Reduces anxiety and depression
• Assists learning abilities
• Helps with focus and concentration
• Removes brain fog and inflammation
• Supports cognitive performance
• Reduces gum inflammation
• Enhances the clarity of mind
• Improves blood supply to the brain
• Increases oxygen and nutrients to brain cells

Price: $49 to $69 bottle (dependent on quantity purchased). Equates to $1.63/day to $2.30/day Check Price

Formula: Capsules

Dosage: 1 capsules/day for adults

Made in: USA

Guarantee: 60 days money-back guarantee

Availability: USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada

Where to Buy? http://promindcomplex.com


What is ProMind Complex?

ProMind Complex is an all-natural supplement that aims to improve the brain’s cognitive functioning — including thinking, memory, executive function, creativity, and motivation. Carl Henderson and his team claim to have provided a solution that is allegedly backed by extensive research.

According to Dr. Henderson, ProMind Complex is formulated using premium ingredients consisting of herbs, other plants, and amino acids, in carefully measured quantities to help enhance cognitive abilities.

Who Developed ProMind Complex?

Formulated by Carl Henderson, a Psychology doctor from Texas. He, along with Dr. Jack Lane, combined herbs, vitamins and essential amino acids to arrive at a solution for prevention of dementia.


ProMind Complex Ingredients

The supplement facts label indicates 1 capsule has these ingredients and dosages

St. John's Wort250 mg
Glutamine150 mg
Phosphatidylserine125 mg
Bacopa Monnieri120 mg
Ginkgo50 mg
N-Acetyl-L-Caritine HCL50 mg
Vinpocetine2 mg
Huperzine A10 mcg

Other ingredients listed are gelatine, microcrystalline cellulose magnesium stearate, and silicon dioxide.


ProMind Complex Ingredients Discussed:

ReaDementia examined the ingredients’ list to look at how each natural ingredient benefits cognitive functioning. We also identified some of the clinical studies, on each ingredient, that support/not support Dr. Carl Henderson’s claims.


periwinkle brain healthA compound from the Periwinkle plant that is utilized as a cognitive shield and anti-aging agent.

The ProMind Complex company says this compound repairs damaged brain cells and opens blood vessels in the brain allowing for oxygen to flood the brain, and this helps repair nerve cells.

Research shows vinpocetine increases blood flow to the brain– supporting what the company claims.

Another benefit identified is with relieving stress helping a person feel relaxed.

In a study, Vinpocetine has also been shown to improve memory after 2 days in healthy people at a dosage of 40 mg, three times a day. ProMind Complex provides 2mg of Vinpocetine per capsule, once a day. This is well below the dosage used in the study.

Numerous studies looking at Vinpocetine and the benefits of increased blood circulation and metabolism in the brain have been conducted. Although the studies are promising, the evidence for beneficial effect of vinpocetine on people with dementia is inconclusive.

Vinpocetine has been sold by prescription under the name Cavinton.

Huperzine A

huperzine aThis herb derived from Chinese club moss Huperzia serrata, it is listed in ReaDementia.com’s top 10 list of beneficial herbs.

The plant has powerful antibacterial properties that help with fighting harmful bacteria on the brain’s surface. It provides a protective shield (coating), blocking out toxins and bacterial infections.

According to Mayoclinic.org, Huperzine A behaves as a cholinesterase inhibitor, thus improving the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain.

Small early studies suggest that the herb might improve memory and protect nerve cells, which could reduce cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s.

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo BilobaA tree of native China and also listed in our top 10 list of herbs that benefit dementia.

Due to its ability to aid blood flow, this compound assists neurotransmitters in the brain, which play a role with stress and fatigue. The herb also helps in considerably lowering the rate of periodontal disease pathogens (dental bacteria leading to toxins that are the cause of damaging brain plaque- explained further into this review).

In clinical trials, there is promising evidence of ginkgo supporting brain health in Alzheimer’s disease, cerebrovascular disease, mild cognitive impairment, and vascular disease. In addition, ginkgo gives benefit to several other bodily systems.


Not an herb, however an excellent ingredient that works directly with memory and analytical skills.

A healthy human body makes adequate L-Carnitine, and it can also be gained from eating animal products.

L-caritine helps with speedy and effective learning, having a direct effect on our analytical reasoning and concentration building skills.

Together with its memory-boosting ability, L-Carnitine also benefits with insomnia issues, helping people achieve higher levels of energy and mental alertness.

Clinical trials suggest that supplements of acetyl-L-carnitine may enhance mental function and decrease deterioration in older adults with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.


An amino acid found in a variety of foods known for helping with brain cell membranes. It works like a wall that safeguards the brain membrane against harmful elements. As a result, it aids memory retention, memory alertness and brain function.

The human body does synthesise phosphatidylserine; however, with older people supplementation seems to improve memory and cognitive capacity.

Studies do support this claim: For example; in a 2010 study published in the Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition, 78 elderly people with mild cognitive impairment took part.

Participants supplemented with phosphatidylserine derived from soy beans were found to have experienced a significant improvement in memory over a 6 months trial period.

St. John’s Wort

St. Johns WortWhen used over time it is known to scrape the hardened plaque (explained later in review) out of your brain and enhances supply of blood flow to your brain, aiding active brain cell communication.

In addition, St. John’s Wort helps keep the brain from using up neurotransmitters like serotonin, GABA, dopamine, and norepinephrine. As a result, the neurotransmitters are more effectively utilized in the brain. This can work as an antidepressant giving an overall feel-good effect in the brain.

This peer reviewed animal study using mice using St. John’s wort as treatment to reduced Alzheimer’s disease pathology, supports the reduction of plaque reasoning.

Bacopa Monnieri

Bacopa MonnieriIncluded in the formula for its powerful memory building nutrients helping those with memory loss.

Bacopa Monnieri is known in Ayurvedic medicine for treating anxiety, epilepsy, and forgetfulness.

Studies demonstrate immense potential in the improvement of cognitive disorders, as well as reduction of oxidative damage, NT modulation, and cognitive enhancement in healthy people.

Research on Bacopa Monnieri is still in its infancy, but early results are very promising.


An amino acid known to relieve stress, depression, and anxiety. Tyrosine is available naturally in many foods such as meats, soy, almonds, avocados and seeds.


Retailer of the Product

BuyGoods is the authorized retailer of this product, which is a registered trademark of BuyGoods Inc., a Delaware-based corporation.

The marketing campaign of ProMind Complex is managed by ClickBank, a Delaware-based company that has years of experience in affiliate marketing.

How Does ProMind Complex Work?

Dr. Carl Henderson and his team use a step-by-step approach to improving cognitive function.

1. Firstly, this is done by taking care of the periodontal disease pathogens:

Clearing the dental nerve bacteria. This oral bacteria can get in the brain. Once there, they excrete protein and enzyme by-products that lead to damaging the brain’s nerve cells.

Diminishing the plaque-forming bacteria and that interfere with memory loss.

2. Once the disease-causing bacteria has been lessened, the next step is restoring blood-flow to the brain– supplying essential oxygen and nutrients for cells.

3. Lastly, an approach to repairing damaged brain cells is applied, followed by bullet-proofing the brain, protecting it from future damage.

The herbal formulation works on the toxic plaque growth, which appears to be the main cause of cognitive problems, such as age-linked memory loss.

According to Healthcare Business Today, ProMind Complex has anti-inflammatory ingredients that also help with cerebral metabolism and effective functioning of overall brain health.

Brain Plaque link to Alzheimer's disease

The Link Between Dental Bacteria and Dementia

The makers of ProMind Complex point to dental bacteria as the basis of memory problems like dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. This bacteria (called Porphyromonas gingivalis) cause problems when it travels from the mouth and gums up into the brain.

The bacteria generate a toxin known as gingipains, which leads to memory impairment, serious memory loss, and Alzheimer’s.

By using their simple breath test – smell your breath in the morning and have smelly breath – you can tell if you have the bacteria and are at risk of having cognitive impairment in the future.

Are the makers of this supplement, correct? We found research that does support their claim, suggesting that there is a link between dental bacteria and dementia.

Strong-Risk-Factor to Alzheimer’s Disease Being Dental Bacteria- Research

Researchers have discovered the gingipains toxin is present in over 90% of people with Alzheimer’s.

Researchers infected brain stem cells with Porphyromonas gingivalis, a dental bacteria which makes gingipains.

They found that the gingipains toxin caused brain cells to die and reduced tau protein– essential for helping neurons stay healthy.

These dental bacteria also increased inflammation– another risk factor for dementia and other diseases. This has led some researchers to call Porphyromonas gingivalis a “strong risk factor” for Alzheimer’s disease.

It’s not substantiated if this is the case for those who have infrequent problems with remembering.

These toxin causing dental bacteria have also been found in artery-clogging plaque. This indicates a link with heart disease as well.

Amyloid plaques in Alzheimer's disease

ProMind Complex Research- Does ProMind Complex Work?

Is there any research that supports ProMind Complex being beneficial to cognitive function? We found that there is, and there isn’t.

While there appears to be no research specifically on ProMind Complex, there is research on the ingredients it uses (as we have already outlined).

The creator’s premise behind the key ingredients is that they work best together, rather than by themselves. This is described as the entourage effect. While this appears to be the case, there is no evidence that the combination of ingredients in ProMind Complex has an entourage effect.

How Long Until Results Are Seen?

The company says fairly soon, although this will vary from person to person and the memory problems they may have. Our advice is to remember improvements in health take time. No supplement works overnight, especially when it comes to getting your memory back. The company recommends giving ProMind at least 60 days to allow the nutrients time to flood your system.


ProMind Complex Safety

The company’s website says all the ingredients used in the formula have been thoroughly tested and delivered in the right quantity and ratio for optimal efficiency, whilst ensuring safety.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not endorse dietary supplements. What it does do is regulate supplements. Regulation and approval are different. Usually, supplement companies do not need to seek approval from the FDA before selling products to the public.

Having clarified that, ProMind complex formula has been formed under the FDA-approved guidelines. The company’s website states that certified goods manufacturing practices have been met to the highest standard.

Independent third-party testing is conducted to uphold the dosage, potency, and of the product. ProMind Complex is non-GMO, vegan-friendly and gluten-free.

ProMind Complex Side Effects & Adverse Reactions

While there are no serious side effects known from taking this supplement, there are a few precautions.

The company instructs not to exceed the recommended dosage of one capsule/day. They also advise those with bleeding disorders, people taking blood thinners, and those on antidepressant medications (such as MAO inhibitors) to consult to their doctor before starting on the supplement.

Other considerations:

  • Store in a cool, dry place.
  • If the safety seal is broken, do not consume.
  • Avoid if pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • The ingredient, St. John’s Wort, may have drug interactions. This may include birth control pills. If you take medications, consult with your doctor.
  • Some ingredients may thin the blood. Stop taking the supplement at least 2 weeks prior to having surgery- including dental surgery.
  • The supplement is not intended for children.
  • For those with allergies, the product is manufactured is made in a facility that may also process milk, soy wheat eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, and shellfish.


What Are the Benefits of ProMind Complex?

1. An instant memory boost, something that allows people to act more rationally in day-to-day life.

2. Helps with keeping age-related cognitive concerns at bay, therefore helping people with enhanced brain functioning.

3. A memory-strengthening supplement, refilling the brain with memory and energy.

4. Helps maximise focus and sustain concentration.

5. Helps reclaim memory power and boost brain performance.

6. Assists with learning, whilst keeping mental fatigue at bay.

7. Helps eliminate bacterial plaque, whilst strengthening and rebuilding brain cells.

8. Alleviates anxiety and negative feelings.

9. Aids in releasing the ‘feel good’ hormone in the brain.


The product contains 30 capsules in each bottle. The company advises that adults take one capsule a day after a meal.


ProMind Complex GuaranteeThe company gives a 60-day 100% money-back guarantee– valid on empty bottles too. This guarantee period begins when the product is shipped, not when it arrives.

Keep in mind, sixty days may not be enough time to tell if the product is helping you with memory and cognitive problems. The company suggests giving it at least two months to work.

How To Get A Refund

If you are not satisfied with the product, return the bottles to this address: 37 Inverness Drive East, Suite 100, Englewood, Colorado, 80112.

Remember to send all opened and unopened bottles back within the 60 days.

The company will send an email when they have received your returned bottles. If you have questions/concerns you can contact the company at promindcomplex.com.

Packaging Options

ProMind Complex can be purchased in a single bottle, or in multiple bottles. The company provides a better price when you buy multiple bottles.

Shipping Information

When ordering within USA, shipping is free. The shipping rate for other countries is set at $15.95. The company does ship to Canada, UK and Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Once your order has been placed, you will receive an email (within 60 hours) with tracking information on your package.

US orders arrive within 5-7 days. Orders sent to other countries may take 10-15 working days.

Where to Buy ProMind Complex

ProMind Complex is only sold by the company itself at their official website. This is done to protect the product from copycat products and third-party involvement. The product cannot be purchased from retail stores or other online stores.

When reviewing this product, we found other online stores (such as Amazon) selling a supplement with the same name as ProMind Complex. On closer inspection it appears that these products are made by different companies and their ingredients are not the same.

Who Manufactures ProMind Complex?

The company is called The ProMind Complex, Inc, a sole proprietorship that was started in 2020. The Official website is ProMindComplex.com.

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Our Verdict

Although there are no clinical studies yet conducted to confirm the effectiveness of ProMind Complex, we are encouraged by several of the ingredients used in the formulation.

There is sufficient research-based evidence to support that these ingredients do help people with cognitive decline (in particular bacopa and huperzine). Whilst this is encouraging, there are also ingredients listed where their effectiveness cannot be substantiated.

The supplement may not contain sufficient levels of certain ingredients to be fully effective. For example, in a study, Vinpocetine had an effect in 2 days at 40mg/day, yet ProMind Complex has only a small amount (2mg) of Vinpocetine per capsule.

We accept the creators’ explanation that dental bacteria are a root cause of plaque build-up in the brain, causing cell decline. This is well supported by research. The ingredients specifically selected by the creators of ProMind Complex were included in the formula to help reduce gingipains toxin caused by dental bacteria. We accept St John’s Wort being a key ingredient that helps reduce plaque.

The step-by-step approach using a combination of natural ingredients working in synergy is plausible; firstly, taking out the toxins that have caused the plaque build-up that damaged brain cells, then replenishing and repairing brain cell function by improving blood flow.

Although ProMind Complex demonstrates many of the attributes to help people with dementia, we don’t see it necessarily working overnight. In our view, it is likely to take several months to notice any real difference. This will vary from person to person depending on factors specific to them, such as how severe their condition is and what they are seeking help with.

We see no risk in giving the supplement a try. If you’re someone who is noticing forgetfulness, inability to focus and concentrate, and feeling a lack of motivation; ProMind Complex does have the attributes to make a difference.

If you feel it is not helping, then utilize the 60-day money back guarantee to get a refund.


ProMind Complex Pros & Cons


  • Ingredients make sense
  • Several ingredients validated by research
  • Tackles root cause of brain cell damage- removal of plaque formation
  • 60- day money-back guarantee
  • Undergone rigorous testing for safety and efficacy
  • Additional benefits: heart health, blood flow, well being
  • Easy to purchase
  • Costs as little as $1.63/day


  • No research on supplement itself
  • Some ingredients’ research is preliminary
  • May take time for a noticeable result
  • Only available from the company’s web site
  • Additional delivery costs for international orders
  • Copycat inferior products found in other stores

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