The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine provided some excellent news in treating Alzheimer Disease with acupuncture. Through randomized experiments, they found that acupuncture improves drug effectiveness for the treatment of Alzheimer disease. They claimed that, “the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) scores improved significantly when adding acupuncture to the drug treatment regime. The MMSE helps to diagnose dementia and assess both progression and severity. The exam tests cognitive abilities including memory, attention, and use of language. It is a short exam consisting a basic questions. Patients are asked the year, month, ability to identify a simple object, copy a simple pattern, follow a simple command, repeat a statement, etc…. A poor score on this exam indicates cognitive impairment.” While there is no known cure for Alzheimer disease, these results indicate that adding acupuncture to drug therapy improves cognitive functioning for Alzheimer’s patients. There is just a bit more hope in helping those who suffer from this disease.