'Eat Curry to Beat Dementia'

The headline on the front of the Daily Express 25th January 2018, read 'Eat Curry to Beat Dementia'. The article cited research that suggests that Curcumin, which is found in Turmeric, an ingredient in Curry, could improve memory and mood in older people. Scientists in the U.S speculated that twice daily supplements of Curcumin (90 mg) could help in the fight against dementia. This belief, is in part informed by the knowledge that India, where the spice Turmeric is eaten more regularly than in the West, has lower rates of dementia.


The study was led by Professor Gary Small, Director of Geriatric Psychiatry at the University of California. 40 adult participants aged between 50 and 90 years of age took part and were known to suffer from mild memory difficulties. The participants were randomly assigned to two different groups, with one group receiving a placebo twice daily and the other group receiving a Curcumin supplement (Theracurmin) twice daily. Standard memory tests were performed at the beginning of the study with further testing being conducted six monthly until completion which was eighteen months later. Positron-emission tomography (PET) was also undertaken with 30 of the participants which showed a build of abnormal proteins in the brain known as Amyloid Beta and Tau.

At the end of the study, memory test results had improved by 28% in the Curcumin group whereas no such improvements were found in the placebo group, suggesting that Curcumin could enhance cognitive abilities. The researchers also looked at mood as both emotional function and memory are located in the same regions in the brain. They also found improvements in mood in the Curcumin group and scans showed less aggregation of the toxic proteins.

These results suggest that taking this relatively safe form of Curcumin (Theracurmin) could provide meaningful cognitive benefits over the years

Professor Gary Small - University of California

Dr Sara Imariso of Alzheimer's Research UK was quoted as saying that "previous research has linked Curcumin to memory and thinking benefits". She also said that "many natural products have been linked to health benefits, but it is important for such approaches to be properly tested before they're are recommended to treat a particular condition or health concern"

Dementia is thought to effect over 12% of the population in the United Kingdom and the benefits of Curcumin are thought to be due to its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Increasingly, it is believed that Inflammation is a major component implicated in depression and mood disorders.

Exactly how Curcumin exerts its effects is not certain, but it may be due to its ability to reduce brain inflammation, which has been linked to both Alzheimer's disease and major depression

Professor Gary Small - University of California

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