Dementia can be a devastating diagnosis. It often leaves patients and families grasping for whatever ideas they can find to lessen or forestall the difficult symptoms. Without knowing the scientific validity, it’s not uncommon for families to reach for such alternative therapies as dietary supplements or herbal remedies for the “medicinal” qualities they are advertised to provide. While it is possible some of these alternatives may help in a limited way, more likely they provide little-to-no benefit, with the real possibility of some harm. Dementia Today, a consumer-oriented website focusing on scientific research and other scientifically valid information, recently reviewed the evidence supporting a range of supplements and “medical foods” that have been promoted as helpful with memory or other dementia problems. Read the review Here. For more general information and advice on this topic from the Alzheimer’s Association, Click Here.