Drinking Fresh Apple Juice May Benefit Patients With Alzheimer’s Disease

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In an open-label pilot study involving 21 institutionalised individuals with moderate-to-severe Alzheimer’s disease (AD), results indicate that daily consumption of fresh apple juice may improve behavioural symptoms. The patients received two 118ml or 4fl oz of fresh apple juice daily for 1 month. After the month caregivers reported improvement in behavioural and psychotic symptoms associated with dementia, particularly anxiety, agitation and delusion. Thus, the authors conclude, “This pilot study suggests that apple juice may be a useful supplement, perhaps to augment pharmacological approaches, for attenuating the decline in mood that accompanies the progression of AD, which may also reduce caregiver burden.”

Reference: “Apple juice improved behavioural but not cognitive symptoms in moderate-to-late stage Alzheimer’s disease in an open-label pilot study,” Remington R, Shea TB, et al, Am J Alzheimer’s Dis Other Demen, 2010; 25(4): 367-71. (Address: Center for Cell Neurobiology and Neurodegeneration Research, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, MA, USA).




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Greg Newson is a qualified Naturopath, Western Medicine Herbalist, Nutritionist, Remedial Massage Therapist and Professional Health & Wellbeing Speaker. Greg has a passion for helping people and has been treating patients in clinical practice since 2002.

Greg is the owner of the Vitality and Wellness Centre, Lismore NSW Australia, a busy Naturopathic Clinic that cares for people suffering with any type of health complaint. He is dedicated in educating people to understand and embrace the enormous potential that natural medicine has on our long-term health and well-being. Greg is able to help people improve their health and offers in-clinic, phone and Skype health consultations as well as Guest Speaking on natural medicine and heath related topics.

Greg Newson's Qualifications: Advance Diploma Human Health Science 2001 (Charles Sturt University), Advance Diploma Remedial Massage 2002 (Health Schools Australia), Advance Diploma Western Herbal Medicine 2003 (Health Schools Australia), Bachelor Health Science 2005 (Charles Sturt University), Advance Diploma Naturopathy 2008 (Health Schools Australia), Advance Diploma Functional Nutrition 2008 (Health Schools Australia).

Greg is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)




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