Of the various types of dementia afflicting the elderly, Alzheimer's is the most common. It is the fourth leading cause of death after heart disease, cancer and stroke.
Glutathione can help prevent and or lessen the effects of Alzheimer's disease in a few ways. GSH works as a detoxifier.
A blood protein that interacts with heavy metals has long been suspect as being related to Alzheimer's disease. Studies that demonstrating benefits from Ginko would seem to indicate the elimination ofplaque buildup would relieve the symptoms.
Antioxidant therapy has been shown to be beneficial. The effet of androgynous (external source) antioxidants are enhanced by improved glutathione levels.