New Zealand’s government says it’s finding the use of epsos salt baths to help with dementia is working well and the country is also on track to get its first clinical trial of the treatments.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Health said the trials have shown that people taking the therapy are not only less likely to have dementia but also have improved cognitive function.
The ministry has funded a clinical trial for 12 people aged between 60 and 70 years, but a final decision on who will be able to take part in the trial is still being made.
“Epsos baths are now being used to treat the cognitive impairment in people who are aged 70 years and over,” the spokesman said.
“This is the first clinical trials to show that they are safe and effective in people with dementia.”
The minister said the study would assess whether people taking epsols were more likely to benefit from taking the treatments, and whether the use would be a benefit to their carers.
More to come.