Recommended

Optional

Vitamin E

Vitamin C Vitamin A

Phosphatidylserine

Estrogen (post-menopausal women only)

Aspirin

400 to 1,200 IUs daily

1 to 5 grams daily

10, 000 to 25,000 units daily

0.625 mg daily (or equivalent)

300 mg daily for 6 to 8 weeks followed by 100 mg daily

325 mg (1 tablet) daily (1 baby aspirin, 81 mg, if adult dose is not tolerated) if you have risk factors for stroke

Medication Regimen to Treat Mild Memory Loss

(without a Reversible Cause)

Medication

Required Recommended

Optional

Vitamin E

400 to 1,200 IUs daily

Donepezil (Aricept)

5 to 10 mg daily

Vitamin C

1 to 5 grams daily

Vitamin A

10,000 to 25,000 units daily

Phosphatidylserine

300 mg daily for 6 to 8 weeks followed by 100 mg daily

Estrogen (post-menopausal

0.625 mg daily (or

women only)

equivalent)

Aspirin

32.5 mg (1 tablet) daily (1 baby aspirin if adult dose not tolerated) if you have risk factors for stroke

Selegiline (Deprenyl)

5 to 15 mg daily

Ginkgo biloba

120 mg daily (EGb 761)

I will now review the possible combinations of medications, and the Memory Program more broadly, according to categories divided on the basis of age, gender, and preventing future memory loss versus treatment for mild memory loss. I will not repeat the doses and side effects of each medication; this information can be obtained from these tables and the preceding text in this chapter (and earlier chapters).

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