In this series of blog posts, we’ll be looking into the different types of alternative therapies associated with dementia. In this blog, we review coconut oil:
Coconut oil is a popular product for helping nails grow strong and hair gleam, but did you know that it may also have a positive application for those living with dementia?
Evidence is currently thin on the ground, but we would like to explore it to see if it could be used more and more in the future.
There is a theory that Alzheimer’s disease could be caused by the fact that glucose is not efficiently used by the brain cells as an energy source. The nerves then die off as a result. Coconut oil could be used to provide this missing energy instead. This is still subject to a lot more research.
A clinical trial in 2017 was suspended due to a lack of participants to make any findings statistically significant, so for now, we are in the dark.