Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Emryss (1 July 2020)
Product Dimensions: 14.81 x 0.51 x 21.01 cm
This little book was first published in German in 2017 and reflects the situation in Germany, although that is not to say it is any different anywhere else. The preface explains it is ‘an accumulation of experience and a foundation stone upon which further knowledge and research can be built’.
The first Chapter, “Homeopathy in Dementia”, has been written by Michael Teut one of the editors. He documents the earliest studies found by Jahr.
“Homeopathic materia medica” is the title of the second chapter where he begins by stating that exercise therapy is very successful. He writes about nutrition, making sure activities and hobbies are continued and mentions four main herbal remedies. There then follow four pages covering the Materia Medica of 15 remedies, just concentrating on the main therapeutic indications of dementia plus their concomitants, ameliorations and aggravations.
The third Chapter contains the cases of which there are 19 from 9 different homeopaths who have all presented their cases in their individual ways. Some show repertorisation charts and others do not. Prescriptions with posology are given and follow ups, some being more detailed than others. What these cases show are the variety of different presentations the diagnosis of dementia is given for.
The last chapter is “Perspectives” which analyses the frequency of the remedies given and concludes with the frequency of a particular family of remedies in half the prescriptions. The editor would like to make a second edition of this book and asks for further case studies as he wishes to make the clinical use of homeopathy with dementia more well known and used as an alternative to drug therapy. A biography of all the authors is given and finally an index of homeopathic remedies mentioned in the book.
Who is this book aimed at? I would suggest it would be of interest to any practising homeopath who sees dementia cases. I personally love reading cases and also seeing if I would come up with the same remedy as the author before I sneak a peep!
It is a small book with only 80 pages. The cover is good quality and the binding substantial. Inside, the cream coloured paper and the layout are more reminiscent of a pamphlet than a book.