Some people claim that vitamin supplements and herbal remedies can be used as alternative treatments for dementia, but there is little evidence to back up these assertions. Among them are coenzyme Q10, cyclandelate, ergoloid mesylates, ginko biloba, huperzine A, lecithin, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin E. Before considering any of these alternatives, it's important to check with your doctor and make sure that they won't interfere with any medications you might already be taking. Vitamin B12 and thyroid hormone replacement can be effective in some cases, but only if you have low levels of vitamin B or an underactive thyroid gland to begin with.
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