Adding vitamin E to standard Alzheimer's drugs modestly slows the decline in daily functioning caused by dementia, according to a study in The Journal of the American Medical Association.
The study involved over 600 adults, almost all of them men. Their average age was 79, and all had been diagnosed with mild or moderate Alzheimer's disease. They were already taking one of the standard Alzheimer's medications, such as donepezil (Aricept).
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