ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE- Ayurveda Treatment, Diet,

Alzheimer’s disease is a condition characterized by the degeneration of neuronal cells in the brain resulting in dementia (loss of memory), altered thinking, and behavioral patterns. It is the most common cause of cognitive impairment in the elderly (The incidence and prevalence of the disease increases exponentially after 60 years of age, doubling in every 5 years). The pathogenesis and Ayurveda treatment of Alzheimer’s disease may be formulated regarding some of the disease models mentioned in the classical Ayurveda texts. The pathology of Alzheimer’s disease involves the degeneration of Kapala majja(brain) by vata resulting in the impairment of mental faculties like memory (smriti ), cognition (buddhi ), etc.