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Multiple Myeloma Side Effects- Chemobrain, Verbal Fluency?

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acetyl-l-carnitine, curcumin, omega-3 fatty acids all help me manage my multiple myeloma side effects- all help me manage my chemobrain aka cerebral dysfunction

Living with long-term and late stage multiple myeloma side effects is a pain. Not only do we have to worry about a relapse of our incurable blood cancer but we have to worry about a secondary cancer for the rest of our lives.

My point is that surviving with, living with MM is all about managing our lifestyles. Meaning, in this case, managing our chemobrain, our dementia, as best we are able. I can’t claim to heal my chemobrain, I’m talking about managing it.

According to the articles linked and excerpted below, three over-the-counter supplements acetyl-l-carnitine, curcumin and omega-3 fatty acids all improve verbal fluency. I’ve been supplementing with each for years now.

For the record, each of these supplements also supports my heart health and nerve health- but that’s another blog post.

Acetyl-L-Carnitine is a therapy that, according to the study linked and excerpted below, may improve memory, “verbal fluency,” and more.

I take Life Extension Acetyl-L-Carnitine to heal my chemobrain aka cerebral dysfunction (common side effect of high dose chemotherapy).

I am a MM survivor and MM cancer coach. F0r more information about non-conventional therapies to improve cognitive decline, scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply ASAP.

thank you,

David Emerson

  • MM Survivor
  • MM Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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Acetyl-L-carnitine in the treatment of mildly demented elderly patients.

“Abstract-It has been hypothesized that acetyl-L-carnitine has a cholinomimetic action. It is for this reason that it has been used in the therapy of Alzheimer’s type senile dementia impairment.

In the present controlled double-blind study the authors followed two randomized homogeneous groups of both sexes of 30 patients each, aged over 65 years and suffering from mild mental impairment. One group of patients underwent therapy with acetyl-L-carnitine, 2 g/day for three months, while the other group was treated with a placebo. The statistical evaluation of the results was carried-out using non-parametric methods (Friedman-Nemenyi two-way ANOVA). It was possible to affirm that the acetyl-L-carnitine treated patients showed statistically significant improvement in the behavioural scales, in the memory tests, in the attention barrage test and in the Verbal Fluency test.

These satisfactory results confirm the therapeutic importance of acetyl-L-carnitine in the treatment of elderly patients with mental impairment, which could be related principally to acetylcholine defects.”

Can Curcumin Counteract Cognitive Decline? Clinical Trial Evidence and Rationale for Combining ω-3 Fatty Acids with Curcumin

“The rate of cognitive decline in the elderly is highly variable. One potential factor contributing to accelerated cognitive decline is chronic systemic inflammation, because it has been linked to cognitive impairment and increased dementia risk. Certain lifestyle factors, such as excess body weight and sedentary behavior, can exacerbate a proinflammatory state in older adults, resulting in chronic low-grade inflammation.

Supplementing the diet with curcumin, an anti-inflammatory polyphenolic compound from the curry spice turmeric, is a potential approach to prevent accelerated cognitive decline by counteracting chronic inflammatory processes…

Conclusions- …On the basis of existing trials, curcumin appears to have an acute and short-term beneficial effect on working memory. Whether curcumin can enhance other cognitive domains and delay cognitive decline has to be further investigated in longer-term intervention trials.

The major limitation of the existing intervention trials is that they have not examined the proposed mechanistic link (i.e., that curcumin’s anti-inflammatory effects contribute to its cognitive benefits). Future studies should explore this link and examine if curcumin can improve not only systemic but also cerebral endothelial function.

Furthermore, future studies should test combinations of curcumin with other bioactive nutrients such as LC n–3 PUFAs, which might help to boost curcumin’s efficacy through different mechanisms to resolve inflammation and increase endothelial vasodilator function, leading to a possible additive effect on cognitive performance.”


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