Dementia alternative, natural plant-based treatment uk

Dementia is a group of debilitating diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, that injure and damage the brain, gradually effecting, and hindering the ability of, the memory and control centres in the brain. There are a range of treatments that can be prescribed or used to alleviate or manage the symptoms of dementia, and this includes natural, plant-based dementia treatments.

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55 million +

people around the world have dementia

Over 70%

say alternative herbal treatments boost their appetite

Over 50%

of patients using plant-based products report improvements in anxiety and depression


average decrease in NPI scores after one month of plant-based treatment

“The Releaf+ subscription simplifies the entire process of my plant-based treatment.“

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Nigel, Releaf Patient

October 2023

Am I eligible?

Increasing forgetfulness

Losing track of time

Feeling Confused

Getting lost in familiar places

Having trouble putting sentences together

Weight loss


Irritation and agitation

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, you may have dementia. Please speak with your GP to find out more.

Treatment options:

There are a number of licensed options that your GP can prescribe to alleviate symptoms, and treatments like talking therapies can be recommended to slow the diseases’ progression, but unfortunately, there is still no cure for dementia. These options offer relief for a range of different symptoms, and recently, alternative plant-based dementia treatments have emerged as a popular alternative or addition to conventional treatment and support plans.





Talking therapies

Person centred care

If you are struggling to manage your symptoms and have already tried two conventional treatments to little avail, natural dementia treatments could be suitable for you. Use our free eligibility tool to find out now.
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A word from our specialist

"Neurological conditions are many and varied in how they can affect us. The more recognised conditions that are treatable with medical cannabis include epilepsy, where CBD mimics the action of the many anti-epileptic drugs; and multiple sclerosis, which the NHS can prescribe Sativex for. Medical Cannabis offers greater flexibility in the delivery of cannabinoid therapy for these conditions and hope in other areas of neurology, such as in the neurodegenerative conditions and the motor disorders."
Dr David Tang

Clinic Director

Can natural therapies help treat dementia symptoms?

Because dementia affects a person’s health as well as their mind, there are a myriad of dementia symptoms that stop them from being able to perform their usual activities, which in turn can cause a dramatic decline in quality of life and mental health. 

But, new natural alternative dementia treatments have shown potential in alleviating several symptoms including anxiety, depression, and agitation, as well as improving overall quality of life, appetite, and create weight gain. 

Although there are a number of conventional medications prescribed to treat individual symptoms of dementia, plant-based products can combat multiple symptoms at once, and so patients who are unable to find relief with conventional options may be considered eligible for natural dementia treatments.

One of the most common ways a person’s dementia is assessed is using a symptom severity scale called the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI), which goes up to a maximum severity score of 144 points. Researchers in a small-scale study have observed that with a plant-based treatment, overall NPI score reduced by 31.6 points.

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