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

1.Vegetables

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.

2.Fasting

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.

3.Gluten

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

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.

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Reading to a Person with Dementia- Best Books Reviewed

reading to a person with dementia

Various studies have shown that reading to a person with dementia helps their imagination, thinking and memory. Even if we read to a group of people and not just an individual, we have a positive impact on the listening group.

This article will highlight the benefits of reading to person’s with dementia and identify what books would be most suitable.

To assist our viewers with what and where to buy books, we have identified and reviewed the best books that can be bought for people with dementia.

Reading During Different Stages of Dementia

reading during different stages of dementia

Reading to people with dementia relieves the stress, tension, and anxiety they may experience due to the disease during different stages. What matters is your calm presence, the time you spend on activity, and daily reading routine.

Position a person with dementia in a comfortable reading place and read to them. They can have their eyes closed while you are reading.

If a person falls asleep during an activity, do not wake them. You can take the fact that the person is sleeping as a compliment, as it means that person feels safe and relaxed next to you.

A Mayo Clinic study confirmed that reading also affects insomnia (connection between dementia and sleep).

If you introduce reading as a routine into the life of a person with dementia and read to them daily before going to bed, the person will know that it is time to go to bed and will calm down.

Your reading, however, will most likely lead them to a carefree dream.

Unlike watching television, which has been proven to keep people awake for a longer time, or the program content affects their sleep (nightmares, fear, tension, worries).

Books Connect Us

reading to a person with dementia

The content of the books enables conversation, arouses interest, evokes emotions and stimulates thinking.

Comfort

Some people with dementia, even though they can no longer read on their own, still like to keep books near them.

A person who once loved and read a lot, and has favorite books, will find comfort in them. He or she  may want to just look at them, hold them or smell them. The books are evoking emotions and feelings with people with dementia. For this reason it is important to have books in a home for elderly people.

Conversation

Books can also be an essential element of a conversation.

With them, you can relive memories and life stories of a person. This is especially so with books that contain a lot of pictorial material. You can slowly review the pictures with the person with dementia, ask questions, and encourage spontaneous conversation.

Books stimulate the mind. Those of you who have a relative who doesn’t recognize people because of advanced dementia; maybe he/she forgets what they did that same day; or says very little, will

Connection

A book can be a wonderful connection between you and a person with dementia. By reading, you can create a pleasant atmosphere, an activity that makes sense and, above all, connection.

Make your usual time and visits to the person with dementia as beautiful and enjoyable as possible.

What Book to Choose when Reading to a Person with Dementia

what book to choose

Here we cover what to read and offer point our viewers in the direction of available resources that can be purchased.

Poetry

Reading is slower when reading poetry. There is less text and the same text can be read multiple times, line by line.

 PRODUCTPROS/FEATURESCONSRATINGCHECK PRICE
a walk in the Garden poetry for dementiaA Walk in the Garden2-lap book (lays flat)
Large print
Verses from nature, poetry and scripture
1-sentence text
Full color drawings
Hard cover
5 STARSAlzstore
Love Poems for the Young at HeartLove Poems for the Young at Heart- nostalgic poetryLarge format
Designed for dementia
Award winning (Dementia Care)
20 poems
Full color
For adults (not children)

PaperbackNo ratingAmazon Readementia

Folk songs

Folk songs help with bringing back memories. Memories of singing together and folk tales.

This can open conversation about when they sang certain songs (holidays, socializing, war). Permitting emotions to come to life!

Fairy tales

Like with folk songs, fairy tales may bring back childhood memories, together with memories of raising children.

These books have lots of pictures with only a little text Your storytelling can be funny, serious, exciting, and you can change your voice when reading.

Puzzles

In the first phase of dementia, people still like to solve mental games, train their memory, compose and draw. Puzzles from nature are especially interesting.

 PRODUCTPROS/FEATURESCONSCUSTOMER RATINGCHECK PRICE
Draw the pattern activity book for dementiaDraw the Pattern ActivityWipeable sheets (reuse)
Designed for dementia
Suit early to middle stage dementia
Keeps active for long periods
Suitable for visually impaired
10 page book ~ 8.5" x 5.5"
Completed with or without supervision
no ratingAlzstore
snow queen magic painting book for adults with dementiaSnow Queen Magic Painting BookSuitable for early to middle stage dementia
Brush over to bring out colors
Mess free activity (no paint)
no ratingAlzstore
Alzheimer Store- Through the Seasons ActivitiesThrough the Seasons Activity BookDesigned for adults with memory loss
Designed by expert (science)
Simple & enjoyable
Large format
Colored pictures
Theme- seasons
Suitable for early to middle stage dementia

Includes Christmas in winter section (some people may not share beliefs)5 STARSAlzstore
Alzheimer Store Strengthen your mind
Activity book for dementia
Strengthen Your Mind Brainstorming Activity BookBrainstorming activities on variety of topics
Answer key
Suit early stage dementia
Tips given for engagement
Reviewed & tested by experts in dementia
no ratingAlzstore
Sensory Book Fidget Book for adultsStrengthen Your Mind Brainstorming Activity BookDesigned for adults with dementia
Made from assortment of fabrics
Stimulating & therapeutic
Engages body & mind
Protective cover/case
4.5 STARSAmazon Readementia
Large and Giant word find books Alzheimer StoreLarge & Giant Word Find Books- set of 4Large print
Easy to medium skill level
80+ pages
Large 8" X 11" format
Stimulate the mind
Soft cover formatno ratingAlzstore
The Ultimate Memory Activity Book for Dementia Patients AmazonStrengthen Your Mind Brainstorming Activity BookInteractive memory book
Wide variety of games
Easy to difficult
Imaginative activities
Advice for body/mind given
130 puzzles
Designed for dementia
Science based guidance
Dr. Alexis Olson (author)-neuropsychological therapist
Paperback
Some print green/brown color- not good for visually impaired
4.5 STARSAmazon Readementia
Alzheimer Store Brain GamesBrain Games & More Activities of the Mind- set of 4Keeps entertained for long periods
Good quality
Not difficult
Nice layout
Engaging
Inviting colorful illustrations
Answer key
Soft cover format5 STARSAlzstore
Paint with Water Coloring Books Alzheimer StorePaint With Water Coloring Book- set of 5No mess paint
Enhances hand coordination
Large water pen
Bright colors revealed
Let dry to erase pictures ( reuse over and over again)
Suitable for early to middle stage dementia
5 themes
Keeps occupied for long periods
Smallish book4.5 STARSAlzstore

Cookbooks

Reading recipes, talking about food and what a person used to like to cook, evoke conversation, feelings and memories. Talk about favorite foods and how they made/cooked something- family secrets, special recipes.

Magazines and Newspapers

Selecting especially old magazines and newspapers from when the person with dementia was in their youth opens up conversations about the past.

Modern magazines and newspapers, interweaving of pictures and short text, following the days and current events, also allows for conversation.

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Memories 1940s Book for people with dementiaMemories 1940s for Seniors with Dementia- Mighty OakMemories 1940s for Seniors with Dementia- Mighty Oak Books BooksUSA specific
Easy to read large print
Minimal text
Full color
8.5" X 11"
Many other similar books to choose (eg: 1950s, movie stars, TV)
4.5 STARSAmazon Readementia
Everyday Fashions Depicted in Sears CataloguesEveryday Fashions Depicted in Sears CatalogueAmerican fashion 40s 50s 60s
Suit early to middle dementia
No RatingAlzstore
1950s Memory Lane1951950s Memory Lane USA & Britain0s Memory LaneLarge print
Suitable for persons with dementia
Short easy to follow paragraphs
Theme: 1950s USA & Britain
8" X 10" 35 pages
A little crowded
More British than USA
Black & white images
4.5 STARSAmazon Readementia

Religious Content

Reading the Bible, religious stories and prayer will comfort persons with dementia, especially if they have a religious background.

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Songs of Faith for DementiaSongs of Faith CD's and SongbookLarge print songbook
25 Christian hymns & music
Easy to hear & sing
Played in lower keys
Uncluttered 8.5" X 11" 32 pages
Durable paper
Coated cover
2 sets available to purchase
5 STARSAlzstore
Hymns very large print for dementiaFavorite Hymns- very large printEasy to read verses
24 popular hymns
Beautifully illustrated
Lies flat for easy following
14" X 12" book
Suit early to mid dementia
4.5 STARSAlzstore
Verses From the Bible Very Large Print for DementiaVerses From The Bible- very large printHigh contrast color pictures
Stained glass illustrations
Suit early to mid dementia
14" X 12"
Book lies flat when open
5 STARSAlzstore

Photographic Monograph

These are excellent as they have lots of photos and less text, promoting browsing and viewing. Photographic Monographs foster conversations about nature, travel, sport etc.

Classic Novels

Memories are stimulated when reading popular novels, especially the classics of their day.

 PRODUCTPROS/FEATURESCONSRATINGCHECK PRICE
Anne of Green Gables- Classic novels in large printAnne of Green Gables- Volume 1Super large print
Designed for low vision readers
Easy to read
6" X 9" 480 pages
Volumes 2,3,4 also available

Paperback4.5 STARSAmazon Readementia
Moby Dick White WhaleMoby Dick White WhaleHardcover
Sea Adventures
Large 15pt font
8.25" X 11" 541 pages
Lots of description, making the text quite wordy4.5 STARSAmazon Readementia
The Complete Little WomenThe Complete Little WomenHardcover
4 novels in 1 book
43 original sketches
6.4" X 9.21" 760 pages
Thick heavy book
Some typos
Not large print
4.5 STARSAmazon Readementia
The Adventures of Tom SawyerHardcover
Twin set
Many classic illustrations
6.1" X 9.2" 640 pages
Excellent quality
Small print4.9 STARSAmazon Readementia

Feel Good Picture Books

Memories are also stimulated with images and stories of familiar experiences such as going to a beach, walking in the park or going on a vacation.

 PRODUCTPROS/FEATURESCONSRATINGCHECK PRICE
Wishing on a Star Alzheimer Store Wishing on a Star (suitable for early dementia)Designed for Alzheimer
Flat book for 2-lap reading
Colorful & engaging
Simple text
Familiar images
Created for adult audience
Hard cover
Alzstore
A Day at the Beach- Large print fiction for seniorsA Day at the Beach- 6 chapter bookLarge print
Simple text
Happy memories of beach
No mention of 'dementia' in text
Color photographs
Designed for seniors with dementia

9" X 6" Paperback (small size book)
Not a flat book - not easy for lap reading
Story may be too simple and short
4.5 STARSAmazon Readementia
The Sunshine on My FaceThe Sunshine on My Face- 28 pages (Other books in the series available)Hard cover
Easy to read text
Illustrated
Pleasant themes
Author a clinical psychologist

Does mention 'memory difficulties' in text
Text quite short

4.5 STARSAmazon Readementia

Closing Remarks

reading to dementia patients

Your next visit can take place without distress, thinking about what you will be talking about and wondering how to successfully break the uncomfortable silence if it occurs.

Even if a person won’t accept reading enthusiastically at first, don’t give up right away. Experiment with different literary genres and observe how the person responds.

Reading to a person with dementia is a rewarding experience for both them and yourself. It is simply a way to ensure your loved one is feeling happy, relaxed and connected.

9 Best Therapy Dolls Reviewed 2022

Best Therapy Dolls Reviewed

We are presenting a selection of the best therapy dolls reviewed here for our viewers- to assist people with selecting the perfect doll for their loved one with dementia.

We have also provided a comprehensive guide to buying and utilizing a therapy doll.

The newborn comfort dolls we have chosen were specifically selected for adults with memory loss.

Before you consider the products we have reviewed, you may be interested in reading our article on the Pros and Cons of therapy dolls. Here we outline the benefits and risks.

9 Best Therapy Dolls Reviewed

 DollAverage Customer RatingFeaturesPrice
Newborn Comfort DollsBaby Doll Therapy New Born 4.5 STARSDesigned for dementia
Lifelike
Fast shipping
High quality
Easy to wash clothes
Someone to Love DollSomeone to Love Dolls5.0 STARS
(3 reviews)
Lifelike
Quality doll
Quality clothing
Warm face
9 dolls to select from
Easy ordering
Prompt shipping
Comfort Companion Therapy Doll HollyComfort Companion Therapy Doll Holly5.0 STARs
(2 reviews)
Washable
Colorful (sensory)
Textured (sensory)
Weighted body
Affordable
Soft to cuddle
Fabric
Ashton Therapy DollAshton - Drake Therapy Doll4.4 STARSDesigned for Alzheimer’s
Donates to charity
Weighted
Scented (sensory)
Lifelike
Vinyl & cotton
Baby Boy DougBaby Boy Doug Doll Therapy4.5 STARSEasy cleaning
Low price
Bath/shower
All vinyl
Charex Sleeping NewbornCHAREX Reborn Sleeping Baby DollsCHAREX Reborn Sleeping Baby Dolls4.3 STARS
Lifelike
Details- wrinkles/features
5 piece ensemble
Magnetic pacifier
Weighted
Boy/girl choice
Low price
Vinyl & silicone
JIZHI DollJIZHI Lifelike Reborn Baby Dolls4.4 STARSConforms to safety
Lifelike
Detail (wrinkles etc)
Value for price
Accessories
Vinyl & cotton
Zero Pam Baby Reborn DollZero Pam Reborn Baby Dolls4.1 STARSLifelike
Non-toxic
Fits newborn clothes
Chubby face
6 accessories
Feels lifelike
Detail - wrinkles etc
Easy to clean
Has boy/girl parts
Bathable
Silicone & cloth
Kandora Baby DollKaydora Reborn Baby Doll4.5 STARSLifelike
Detail- wrinkles/fingernails
Accessories
Durable & sturdy
Weighted
Value for price
Male/female dolls
Silicone & cotton

 

Scroll Down, below ‘Buyer’s Guide’, for full review on selected therapy dolls

 

Ultimate Guide to Buying a Therapy Doll

Therapy dolls have an incredible effect on people in the middle and later stages of Alzheimer’s. They are calming, soothing and gives people a sense of responsibility.

Alzheimer’s doll therapy brings dementia patients back to a time in their life when they cared for a young family. Rather than having someone caring for them, dementia patients can do the caring- giving carers an opportunity to relax.

The simple act of cuddling a doll can help re-establish nurturing feelings, express emotions, provide a sense of purpose, and bring joy and comfort.

Expertly crafted therapy dolls can look and feel very lifelike.

A quality doll will have the following features:

  • Best Therapy Dolls ReviewedSturdy and durable
  • Easy to clean
  • Attention to detail
  • Made from safe materials that look and feel like a real baby
  • Weighted body and head (reality)
  • Realistic hair
  • Body parts that can move
  • Life sized
  • Well-made clothing
  • Appropriately clothed
  • Silicone material over vinyl

ReaDementia identified 3 excellent therapy dolls available at the Alzheimer’s Store to review as well as some of the better doll products from the Amazon Store.

In our view, the far better products were the better quality dolls specifically designed for adult people with Alzheimer’s disease, rather than regular dolls designed and made primarily for children.

In the end the choice you make will be based on what doll best suit your family member with dementia and what your budget allows. Some of the less expensive dolls do offer value for money.

Positive outcomes of doll therapy for dementia patients:

  • Offer an opportunity to give care rather than receive it
  • Giving and receiving of unconditional love
  • Reach the patient and establish a connection
  • Opportunity for structured reminiscence sessions
  • Planned opportunities for meaningful interactions with the environment
  • A tool to help alleviate changing behaviours which may include anxiety, agitation, or low mood
  • To engage in an activity which reminds them of their past roles

Considerations when selecting a therapy doll

In choosing the most appropriate doll, try to select the most lifelike one that fits your budget.

As a rule, dolls with soft bodies, but hard hands, feet and heads provide a more realistic ‘feel’ than those which are solid plastic or vinyl throughout. Dolls made with silicone do offer this feel.

Select dolls that reflect a realistic size and weight for a real baby.

Ensure that the therapy doll is appropriately clothed. Inappropriate dress shows little respect for the reality of the dementia patient.

Be aware of culturally specific practices in relation to childcare. Seek a doll that reflects the culture of the patient.

Introducing a Therapy Doll

Carry the doll into the room respectfully as if the doll were a real baby. This gives the dementia patient the chance to choose between reality and fantasy.

Do not coerce the dementia patient to hold the doll but wait for them to notice and acknowledge it. Invite them to hold the doll if they show interest

Observe the dementia patient to see Let if they enjoy interacting with a therapy doll. Watch to see if they smile and use loving tones.

If the patient questions if the doll is real, offer a response such as “it’s whatever you want it to be”.

Allow them to discover for themselves if the doll is real.

If the patient recognizes the therapy doll as a doll, don’t deny it. Rather, explore how lifelike it is and use it as an alternative form of looking back in their lives at experiences with babies.

Regardless of whether the patient considers the therapy doll as real or not, it is still important that the doll is always treated with dignity and respect. This also applies to when the doll is being stored. It isn’t a good thing for a patient to discover their doll tossed in some box or left on a table. This may trigger them as they may perceive that the doll is in danger.

Observe the dementia patient’s reaction and intervene if you feel they are made uncomfortable or become agitated by. Gently taking the doll and sitting with it yourself whilst continuing the conversation, may be enough to relieve anxious feelings. Then gradually reintroduce the doll.

 

Best Therapy Doll Reviews

Baby Doll Therapy New Born Comfort

Newborn Comfort Dolls Baby Doll New Born Comfort is a professionally designed therapy doll for adults with dementia. It is realistically proportioned and weighted to provide a realistic experience for the patient.

This product is available from the Alzheimer’s Store. They offer five different dolls, each with variances with gender, ethnicity, and characters. Attention to detail has been applied to the dolls.

The 19” dolls are appropriately clothed with quality easy to wash clothes. Further ‘newborn’ clothes can be bought for the dolls.

Having moulded heads and wispy hair, these therapy dolls are very realistic.

Rated 4.5 Stars by customers (not many ratings given) and almost all positive feedback from customers, suggesting that people have been very happy with the product.

The Alzheimer’s Store based in USA offer fast shipping. Be careful if ordering internationally, as the cost of postage is high.

Pros
  • Designed for adults with memory loss
  • Very lifelike
  • Fast shipping
  • High quality
  • Easy to wash clothes
Cons
  • Pricey
  • International shipping cost

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Someone to Love Dolls

Someone to Love Doll Someone to Love Dolls are professionally designed specifically for adults with dementia. This product is similar to the above product in that it is a quality product with attention to detail. A realistic 17” long and heavy weighted (3lbs) to resemble a real baby. The dolls clothing is well made and additional newborn clothes can be bought and will fit the doll.

We like that the dolls have a warm welcoming realistic face and that there are nine different dolls to select from covering baby boys and girls as well as different cultures/races.

So far customers have given the product a 5 Star rating, however, there have only been a few reviews. This appears to be a new product line.

The Someone to Love Dolls are in the upper price range, however, at the time of writing this review they were being offered with a good discount by the AlzStore.

The AlzStore, based in USA, are fast with processing and with dispatching orders, however, if you are an international buyer, there will be a hefty postage.

Pros
  • Lifelike
  • Quality construction
  • Dolls clothing well made with detail
  • Warm welcoming face
  • 9 different dolls to select from
  • On sale when writing review
  • Very happy customer reviews
  • Easy ordering and prompt shipping
Cons
  • International shipping costs high
  • Arms could be a little thicker

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Comfort Companion Therapy Doll Holly

 

Comfort Companion Therapy Doll HollyComfort Companion Therapy Doll Holly, a soft fabric doll supplied by the AlzStore has been designed for adult dementia patients.

The doll is easy to care for as it can be washed and dried and has been well sewn together. We like that it has a large front pocket on the outfit it wears. Memorabilia can be placed in this pocket for the patient to play with.

The doll is 25” X 12”, with a body that is both weighted and textured with different brightly colored materials gives patients, not only a doll, but something they can manipulate, touch and be excited by the colors.

The Comfort Companion Doll Therapy is a soft and cuddly affordable product, sure to delight people with dementia. This doll is obviously not meant to be lifelike as it is a cloth doll, however, it is perfect for stimulating the senses offering a pleasant experience to dementia patients.

Pros
  • Easy to wash and care
  • Colorful (sensory)
  • Different textures (sensory)
  • Weighted body
  • Affordable
  • Soft to cuddle
Cons
  • Not realistic

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The Ashton – Drake Therapy Doll

Ashton Therapy Doll The Ashton Drake Therapy Doll is an Amazon product designed for children (6+ years) as well as adults with Alzheimer’s disease. We selected this product as a low-cost option for our viewers.

The hands, feet and head of the doll are made of vinyl. The body is a cotton cloth. Although the doll looks very lifelike, it lacks the soft skin feature of other dolls due to the vinyl.

The 18” doll has the body and head weighted, helping with it being more lifelike. To help stimulate the patient’s senses there has been a powdered scent added.

The Ashton Therapy Doll is probably more a collectable than a toy. The eyes are fixed open and the company only offers one choice of doll.

We like that the company selling the product gives a small portion of each sale to research into Alzheimer’s. This therapy doll is a lower cost product with a 4.4 Star rating from 53 reviewers, with many very happy purchacers.

Pros
  • Designed for adult’s with Alzheimer’s
  • Portion of sales go to Alzheimer’s research
  • Weighted body and head
  • Powder scent (sensory)
  • lifelike
Cons
  • Not a toy, rather a collectable
  • Eyes don’t close
  • Plastic head, arms and feet are not so lifelike
  • Not as well made as other products
  • One choice of doll
  • Availability
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Baby Boy Doug – Doll Therapy

Baby Boy Doug Baby Boy Doug is an Amazon product from the Memorable Pets brand, specifically designed for people with dementia. It is a little smaller than other dolls, at 15”. The entire doll is made from quality vinyl.

Being all vinyl, it is easy to wash and clean and patients can take it into the bath or shower. The downside to vinyl, is that the doll won’t feel as soft as dolls made from materials such as silicone. This makes them less lifelike.

The product is lower in cost offering value for those on a budget. Accessories can be bought separately, such as pacifiers and bottle that can be used with the doll.

Customers from 9 reviews have rated the product 4.5 Stars. The company doesn’t offer a selection of dolls to choose from.

Pros
  • Easy cleaning
  • Low price- value for price
  • Can buy toy bottles and pacifiers to fit doll
  • Can be taken in the bath/shower
Cons
  • One choice of doll
  • Body not soft and realistic
Buy on Amazon

 

CHAREX Sleeping Reborn Baby Dolls

Charex Sleeping NewbornThe Charex Sleeping Reborn Baby Doll is an Amazon product made more for children, but can certainly be utilized as a therapy doll.

The company offers a boy as well as a girl doll. The doll is a realistic newborn size of 22” and the body has been weighted.

Made from soft vinyl and silicone, with attention to detail to hands and feet (wrinkles and color), the Charex doll has a relatively lifelike look and feel.

Rated 4.3 Stars by 53 reviewers, the doll is popular. The product quality is not high standard, but the price is reflected in this. The doll’s clothing also lesser quality, however, you can buy better quality newborn clothing that will fit this doll.

A 5 piece ensemble of accessories comes with this doll, including a magnetic pacifier that won’t fall out when given to the doll.

Pros
  • Lifelike
  • Detail in the wrinkles/features on hands and feet
  • Comes with 5 piece ensemble
  • Magnetic pacifier wont fall out
  • Weighted
  • Choice of boy or girl
  • Low price
Cons
  • Designed for children, not dementia patients
  • Not realistic
  • Poorer quality to other dolls
  • Clothing not well made (but can buy newborn clothing to fit)
  • Eyes are fixed (don’t open and close)
Buy on Amazon

 

JIZHI Lifelike Reborn Baby Dolls

JIZHI Doll The JIZHI Lifelike Reborn Baby Doll has a soft cloth body 17” long. Another Amazon product offering value for the low price. At the time of writing the review it was being advertised with a discount.

The doll’s limbs and head are made from vinyl with a cotton filled body. The designers have given attention to detail with wrinkles on fingers and toes offering a lifelike doll.

The doll conforms to safety requirements with nontoxic materials and non-choking parts suitable for toddlers through to adults.

A range of accessories come with the doll and additional newborn clothing can be bought to fit the doll.

Although limbs and head appear lifelike, the puffy body looks ‘stuffed’ and proportions are out.

The JIZHI Baby Doll is not specifically designed with dementia patients in mind. Although only one choice of product is available to purchase, it is a popular choice with a 4.4 Star rating by 434 reviewers. Many people comment on the product being a good buy for the cost.

Pros
  • Conforms to safety requirements
  • Lifelike
  • Skin shows detail (wrinkles etc)
  • Value for price
  • Toy accessories
Cons
  • Not weighted
  • Body proportions a little out
  • Not offering a range of dolls to select from
  • Not specifically designed for Dementia patients
Buy on Amazon

 

Zero Pam Reborn Baby Dolls

Zero Pam Baby Reborn DollWe selected the Zero Pam Reborn Baby Doll (Brand: Binxing Toys) to review as it is a full body silicone weighted (3lb) doll offering a more realistic feel for dementia patients. Being silicone the doll can get wet and be taken in the bath or shower, and it is easy to clean.

The non-toxic 18” doll available from Amazon stores is dressed in beautiful outfits. Additional newborn clothing can be bought that will fit the doll.

Having a chubby face, detail such as wrinkles on the toes and fingers, and all the ‘boy’ parts, this doll is very lifelike, feeling and looking like a real baby.

6 accessories come with the product and additional newborn outfits can be bought and will fit this doll.

Detracting aspects of the product were the limited movement of arms and legs (up and down only) and that people who bought the doll commented that the doll wasn’t as robust as other dolls.

The company, who designed this doll more for children than dementia patients, only offer one choice of doll.

Customer reviews give it 4.1Stars from 166 reviewers. Most people were happy with the product. Some mention that the doll feels more ‘vinyl’ than silicone and that the hair wasn’t so realistic.

The Zero Pam Doll is reasonably priced (at the time of this review it was on sale with a significant discount) offering good value.

Pros
  • Lifelike
  • Non-toxic
  • Fits newborn clothes
  • Realistic chubby face
  • Comes with 6 accessories
  • Doll feels like a real baby
  • Detail in hands and feet (wrinkles etc)
  • Easy to wash and clean
  • Has boy parts (and girl parts for female version)
  • Bathable
Cons
  • Limited movement of arms and legs (up and down only)
  • Not as robust as other dolls
  • Not specifically designed for dementia patients
  • Reviews indicate more of a vinyl feel rather than silicone
  • Hair not so realistic
Buy on Amazon

 

Kaydora Reborn Baby Doll

Kandora Baby DollOur final doll we have selected is the Kaydora Reborn Baby Doll. It is a realistic 22’ long, lifelike sleeping doll sold in Amazon stores for a price at the lower end.

The doll, not specifically designed for dementia patients (a child’s toy) has head and limbs made from silicone and a cotton filled body. The doll has been made to be durable.

Being weighted (3.16lbs) with attention to detail (wrinkles and fingernails), this cute looking baby doll is lifelike to touch and appearance.

Rated 4.5 stars by 968 people, the Kaydora Doll is a popular choice with many positive comments by reviewers. Negative aspects mentioned include: the hair is not well put together, the eyes are fixed open, and the body is over-stuffed- giving it a distorted appearance.

The company offers only one choice of product and it comes with a selection of accessories.

Pros
  • Lifelike
  • Attention to detail (even fingernails)
  • Accessories included
  • Durable and sturdy
  • Weighted
  • Good value for price
  • Male and female dolls available
Cons
  • Can’t be taken into bath
  • Fixed eyes
  • Not specific to dementia patients
  • Some reviews say hair not good
  • Some reviews say over stuffed distorting body
Buy on Amazon

 

 

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

IngredientAmount/capsule
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.

Vinpocetine

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.

Acetyl-L-carnitine

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.

Phosphatidylserine

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.

Tyrosine

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.

Dosage

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

Guarantee

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.

ProMind Complex options

 

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

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • 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

ProMind Complex Price

Prevent Cognitive Decline- Brain Booster Reviewed

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What is The Brain Booster Program?

Brain Booster is a unique, all-natural program specifically designed to prevent cognitive decline by tackling brain health deterioration at its source.

The very effective program provides easy to use, step-by-step guidance with specific techniques to increase brain blood flow, essential to the delivery of oxygen and nutrition and crucial for optimum brain function.

Brain Booster Program Case Study 

Why Do We Support this Program?

Primarily, we see tremendous benefit in the prevention of dementia and dementia related illnesses. Many of our articles give guidance to our viewers on dementia prevention.

The Brain Booster program gives a practical, easy-to-do, solution to reversing early cognitive decline by restoring blood flow to the brain. Their approach to the program is supported by research and acceptable professional practices.

When people follow the steps presented in the program, noticeable results are achieved within days.

This is impressive, and the company backs its claim with a 60-day money back guarantee.

In our view, there is nothing to lose and plenty to gain from giving the program a try.

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Understanding A Root Cause of Brain Health Decline

Memory loss and brain fog happen for a reason (not just old age). There are specific elements and functions in your body causing cognitive decline.

Scientists have known for many years that when blood flow to the brain is restricted, the brain is starved from the essential components it needs to function properly. These essential components are oxygen, glucose, and nutrients.

Insufficient Oxygen

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, while making up only a small part of our total body mass, the brain is the most metabolically demanding organ and utilizes 20% of the body’s oxygen.

Of this, it is estimated that neurons consume 75%–80% of the energy produced in the brain.

Therefore, it is  not surprising that the brain is one of the organs that are most prone to limited oxygen.

Without oxygen, the brain’s cells cannot metabolize glucose, and therefore cannot convert glucose into energy.

Researchers (PNAS.org: Hyder et al., 2013) have proven that when a brain doesn’t receive sufficient oxygen, it starts to malfunction.

 

Symptoms of Insufficient Oxygen to the Brain Include:

  • Forgetfulness
  • Disorientation
  • Unable to focus
  • Attention weakens
  • Become increasingly confused

If the flow of blood is slowed or blocked in any way these problems occur and will worsen over time unless oxygen to the brain is restored.

Research has proven this in both mice (Medical News Today) and with humans (see ‘Bonus Research’ below).

What Happens When There is a Major Lack of Oxygen to the Brain?

Brain Plaque

Throughout the brain a sticky substance call plaque is created, interfering with how the brain neurons fire. In a healthy brain these plaques are rare.

In a brain not receiving sufficient oxygen the plaque continues to accumulate over time, worsening the conditions associated with mental decline (Small et al., 1995Silverman et al., 2001) (See ‘Bonus Research’ below).

Oxygen for the Metabolism of Glucose

In addition, without energy to power the brains neurons, brain cells will not function as they should and may die. Oxygen is needed to metabolize glucose into energy.

Research shows that this disruption of oxygen metabolism is a root cause of various age-related neurodegenerative diseases associated with cognitive decline.  (Tabrizi et al., 2000Silverman et al., 2001; Zhou et al., 2008).

What the Brain Booster program does do is reverse the process. It is like turning the tap of oxygen and nutrients to the brain back on. Do this and the brain is on its way back to working as it should.

The reversal process can be noticeable quite quickly.

Who Created the Brain Booster Program?

Brain Booster was developed by Christian Goodman.

Christian Goodman, CEO of Blue Heron Health News, has an obsession for natural health research. He and his like-minded team have found solutions to different health problems that are rampant in modern society.

Goodman’s approach to tackling illness is to address the cause of the problem stemming from lifestyle circumstances. His is a natural approach.

Why Not Use Drugs?

Goodman’s view is that drugs prescribed will, in most cases, only mask the illness or suppress the symptoms, however, the underlying illness is still there.

Prescribed drugs may help some health conditions, but with the brain it is far better to deal with the root problem, not mask symptoms.

Christian Goodman has taken known science and already proven methods, bringing them together to create the Brain Booster program. He 100% guarantees his programs.

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Understanding Why Blood to the Brain is Being Restricted

Blood travels through veins, arteries, and capillaries. These must pass through the tissues of the body. There isn’t a lot of space. Space is needed to allow the vessels to expand and contract as blood is pumped by the heart

When the body is functioning normally, veins, arteries and vessels will be able to do this efficiently and pump blood ladened with oxygen and nutrients to the brain.

However, if the surrounding tissues are tight and inflexible then the vessels will be restricted on their ability to expand with each heartbeat.

Internal muscles do get tight as people get older. This is not always noticeable until it causes problems- like brain decline.

The Brain Booster Program starts the flow of oxygen-rich blood back to the brain within days.

Restoring Brain Health

Brain Booster’s key principals to reversing cognitive decline are:

1.Breathing for the Brain

We breath 20 000 times a day. Having only a slight decline in a breath may seem to be nonproblematic in passing oxygen to the brain. However, 20 000 breaths, will lead to a greater deficiency of oxygen. This will be repeated day after day.

A small improvement in the efficiency of oxygen to the brain can make a large difference.

2.Fixing the Muscles that Are Suffocating the Brain

Tense, inflexible internal muscles that are restricting blood flow in veins, arteries and vessels can be loosened up to oxygen and nutrients to the brain.

Loosening up of muscles works in conjunction with breathing for the brain. No point in breathing for the brain and having muscles restricting the flow of blood.

3.Target Oxygen Directly to the Brain

Oxygen deprivation to the brain affects certain areas of the brain. These areas differ from person to person- hence symptoms differ from person to person.

The program uses techniques to move blood from one brain area to another, diverting it so the whole brain gets blood flow.

Brain Booster’s Exercise Techniques

The basis of the program are daily exercises utilizing the breath and body.

Not to fear, these are not strenuous difficult exercises that raise a sweat. They can be done whilst sitting, going for a walk, watching TV, or when driving. There are different exercises to choose from.

What to Expect from the Program

The Brain Booster program is 100% safe and completely natural with no equipment required. You can do the program in the comfort of your own home with your own schedule. It doesn’t take a great deal of time, nor strenuous exercises.

The Brain Booster exercises are simple, feel good and therapeutic. They are not strenuous.

  • Body Balance Exercises
  • Breathing Exercises
  • The Mind Body Exercise
  • Head Muscle Exercises

The exercises will involve deep breathing– step-by-step guidance provided in the program. (see notes under Bonus Research on focussed breathing)

The whole program is completely digital. It can be downloaded onto your smartphone, tablet device, kindle or desktop computer.

This allows you easy quick access to the program wherever you may be- important for keeping you on track.

For those of you not so tech savvy, simple step by step instructions are given to show you how to put Brain Booster on your devices.

What You’ll Learn in the Brain Booster Program

The program begins by giving you the foundations of the treatment and how to get the most from it.

Next, the program goes into the process of healing.

The exercises are divided up into categories. Each exercise comes with step-by-step instructions and diagrams on how to do each exercise.

For best results, exercises should be completed every day, however, if that doesn’t suit, the program does provide other options.

At the conclusion of the program there are tips on what to do moving forward. This is so you learn how to keep the benefits flowing.

Program Table of Contents

  • Welcome
  • How the Program Works
  • How to Work the Program
  • Breathing Exercise 1
  • Body Balance Exercises
    • Freeing the Neck
    • Increase Blood Flow to the Brain to Prevent Cognitive DeclineExercise 1
    • Exercise 2
    • Exercise 3
    • Exercise 4
    • Calf Drop
    • Feet on the Wall
    • Sitting Floor
    • The Relaxed Frog
  • Breathing Exercises
    • Nostril Balance
    • Rhythmic Walking
    • Breathing Laughter
  • Head Muscle Exercises
    • Chewing
    • About to Yawn
    • Delightful Surprise
    • Tongue Rolling
  • The Mind Body Exercise
    • 1-2-3-4 Exercise
  • Beyond This Program

Our Verdict ✅

Providing a simple, easy to do, solution to reversing cognitive decline offers our viewers an opportunity to improve their brain health or the health of their loved ones.

This is a unique program helping to prevent the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. We haven’t seen any like it.

Employing science and proven methods, the Brain Booster repairs damage to the brain, restoring brain health. In doing so optimal blood flow to the brain is rectified, delivering essential oxygen and nutrients.

Giving your brain a boost using an all-natural process without medications, equipment nor strenuous exercise is a huge plus. Anyone can do the program easily from their home.

The program is inexpensive, providing tremendous value.

Christian Goodman backs Brain Booster with a 100% money back guarantee, with 60 days for you to use the program and discover for yourself its benefits. If is not for you then you can easily get a full refund.

Bonus Research

Focussed Breathing

Researchers at Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience and the Global Brain Health Institute discovered that focused breathing directly influences levels of noradrenaline, a natural brain chemical messenger.

Noradrenaline is released into the bloodstream when you are curious, focused, or emotionally aroused. It heightens your attention to detail and enhances overall brain health by promoting the growth of new neural connections.

Plague and Reduced Oxidation of Glucose Leading to Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s mostly affects short-term working memory and is classified by the presence of two hallmark neuropathologies; extracellular amyloid plaques and abnormal accumulations of a protein called tau that collect inside neurons.

In AD patients, regional decreased brain glucose consumption is a predictor for progressive cognitive decline and reduced oxidation of glucose is associated with carriers of the AD risk allele of the APOE-4 gene (Small et al., 1995Silverman et al., 2001).

Cell Death of Neurons

Oxygen and glucose deprivation to the brain cause cell death Study Sept 2020 National Center for Biotechnology

The Brain Booster Program

Reference:

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Zhou, C., Huang, Y., and Przedborski, S. (2008). Oxidative stress in Parkinson’s disease: a mechanism of pathogenic and therapeutic significance. Ann. N Y Acad. Sci. 1147, 93–104. doi: 10.1196/annals.1427.023

Silverman, D. H., Small, G. W., Chang, C. Y., Lu, C. S., Kung De Aburto, M. A., Chen, W., et al. (2001). Positron emission tomography in evaluation of dementia: regional brain metabolism and long-term outcome. JAMA 286, 2120–2127. doi: 10.1001/jama.286.17.2120

 

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