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Herbals, Supplements and Dementia

Gail D. Anderson, PhD, RPh


School of Pharmacy
University of Washington

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Identify the herbals and supplements that are proposed for the prevention and/or treatment of dementia
  • Describe the relevant in vitro and in vivo studies that support or refute the efficacy of ginkgo biloba, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidant vitamins
  • Discuss the potential risks of using herbals and supplements in patients with dementia

[From the Spring 2017 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series, with funding from the Alzheimer’s Supplement to the NW Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center]

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which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations.

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