Homoeopathy Alzheimers disease – a case study

Dr Juby Antony

“The basis of cure is the fundamental law of similars. The law of similars is the fundamental law also in the palliation of incurable states.” (Herbert A. Roberts)

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder. As of 2020, there were approximately 50 million people worldwide with Alzheimer’s disease that get worse over time. This disease causes the brain to shrink and brain cells to eventually die. The objective of this  article is effectiveness of Homoeopathic palliation in the treatment of Alzheimer’s  disease through the case study. Alzheimer’s disease, it’s characterized by changes in the brain that lead to deposits of certain proteins in the brain that leads to a gradual decline in memory, thinking, behaviour and social skills. These changes affect a person’s ability to function. Individualized Homoeopathic approach as a palliation in incurable diseases.

Key words: Alzheimer’s disease, Homoeopathy, Individualization, Palliation

Alzheimer’s disease is believed to occur abnormal amount of amyloid beta, accumulating extracellularly as amyloid plaques and tau proteins and intracellularly as neurofibrillary tangles form in the brain affecting neuronal functioning resulting in a progressive loss of brain function. The early signs of this disease include forgetting recent events or conversations. Over time, it progresses to serious memory problems and loss of the ability to perform everyday tasks.


  • Age -advanced age
  • Family history and genetics
  • Past head trauma
  • Down syndrome
  • Head injury

Details of case study

Details were collected from the patient and bystanders. Case was a clinically diagnosed case of Alzheimer’s disease.

Ms. CJ,65 yrs /female presented with the complaints of weakness of memory and thinking, loss of the ability to perform everyday tasks since 2years.

Signs and Symptoms

Irritability, dependency, loss of the ability to perform everyday tasks.

Melancholic, weakness of memory and thinking.

On examination: normal vital signs

MSE-Cognitive deficits, memory impairment.

On observation patient is melancholic, no signs of physical abnormalities.

Methods used for treatment

1) Case taking -Past history of patient, subjective and objective symptoms of patient were taken for analyzing the case and individualization.

2) Repertorization – Best simillimum selected by repertorization

3) ADAS Scale-Comparing the symptoms before and after treatment and result obtained by using ADAS (cog)Scale.

Treatment Approaches

Totality of the symptoms

Mental generals

Irritability, dependency, loss of the ability to perform everyday tasks.

Melancholic, weakness of memory and thinking.

 Physical generals

Desire-sweets, sour drinks

Hot patient

Characteristic particulars

Melancholic <evening


After repertorization best selected individualized Homoeopathic remedy Lyco 200 and Kali Phos 6x used as biochemic remedy in the treatment.

Date Follow ups Treatments
12-10-2022 Weakness of memory and thinking

Irritability, dependent



Kali Phos6x (2-2-2)

10-11-2022 Symptoms better



Kali Phos6x (2-2-2)

2-2-2023 Now became able to do daily activities without assistance SL (1pkt)

Kali Phos6x (2-2-2)

General Management

Exercise, yoga are adviced

Food- Green leafy vegetables, grains, Beans, Fruits are adviced.

The result obtained by ADAS(Cog) Scale

1)The time-to-time clinical follow-ups and observation have shown that over a period of one month the cognitive symptoms gradually improved, progression of the disease reduced and she could   slowly do her daily activities without assistance.

2)A significant difference was observed in the score of ADAS (cog) scale after four months of treatment.

As a palliation the individualized approach in Homoeopathy and general management seemed to be effective in case of incurable disease. In this case after the treatment patient mental and physical symptoms improved, and generally became better.


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Dr. Juby Antony, MD Scholar
Department of Homoeopathic Pharmacy, Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Mangalore, Karnataka.

Under the guidance of Dr. Vivek Sakthidharan
Associate Professor, Department of Homoeopathic pharmacy, Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Mangalore, Karnataka.

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