I got a letter from my sister yesterday that my 87 year old Mom is starting to show signs of alzheimers. She eats a typical SAD with very little fresh garden food, almost everything she eats comes out of a box or can. Would a better diet help ? What can be done to help her ?
not 100 percent certain about this.. but if she is open minded, and there is an excellent homeopathic physician around, homeopathy can perform miracles..in any age group.. There are individual medicines which can flush toxins of certain types out of the system..
There is only ONE caveat..( is caveat the word meaning:'warning' ?)
The homeopathic physician needs to be really really experienced.
There are some online homeopaths, who actually treat from a distance, but your relatives would need to correspond with him or her by computer, sending photographs, etc.. so you need to trust him or her implicitly..
I only know one or two homeopaths..The really , really , really good one i knew once, passed on...She was fantastic..
But perhaps someone in your family somewhere knows of a homeopathic physician who would take the case on.
all i can think of, taking into consideration all the info you posted.
PS homeopathy works better with a good diet, but still works even with a SAD DIET.
a couple more thoughts on this and a couple more cautions.:
first, you need to find a homeopath who has practiced clinically for more than 30 years, with a proven track record, and who has treated alzheimers in his experience.
Also, when treating elderly patients, homeopathy is sometimes very uncomfortable for the patient.. If the body is cleansing itself, sometimes there is violent diahhrea or other things.. which many people that age would just as soon not undergo.
i think maybe homeopathy would be possible in some circumstances, but probably only a very few ..for these particulars.
Detox foot patches are something you could buy for her. This has been discussed here within the past week, and there are links in that thread. I saw some clay yesterday that can be added to the bath that pulls metals from the lymph. It was on shirley's wellness (something) the link was here on RFT.
Could you please repeat those links here? Have not seen anything on Alzheimers here. Also, give us more information on the foot patches, where they can be obtained, etc. THANKS
May I suggest in addition to nutrition, etc., that you see a qualified Neurologist to do testing and give you an idea of how far along she is and if he actually suspects alzheimers or simply dementia. Vitamin B12 shots helps dementia tremendously. As much as I believe in nutrition, I still believe the drug Aricept is worth the compromise. Our understanding is that at first it is dementia which many in that age bracket begin to experience. In some the dementia will advance into alzheimers and in some it will not . . . there does not seem to be an answer to the why.
Originally Posted by EZ rider
Not to sound discouraging . . . at the age of 87 if the dementia is just beginning there is a great chance that another illness will take her life before alzheimers advances to the real problematic stage.
Please do visit garynull.com and read his antiaging protocol. You can also call his office and get in touch with someone who can help. I've read his books and he knows what he's talking about.
methylated b12 not as easy to find as the regular b12 is easily absorbed by the brain
fish oil is shown to help dementia in NUMEROUS research studies
I am not sure if going 100% raw is the best to do because offloading years of toxins might make it worse. A very diverse vegetarian program of 75% raw would bump thngs up. I hope I'm not too late with advice because this message is old. I work in a nursing home and caring for the elderly is my heart.
This alzheimers issue with my Mom is an ongoing problem that is going to continue for awhile so your not to late. Thanks ren
Originally Posted by ren
I've read that dehydration can cause Alzheimer's. Problem is that older folks have a harder time getting up to use the restroom as often as needed for drinking an adequate amount of water.
My Grandmother has Alzheimer's. She's 96 and it's so hard for her to get around
I agree. Good point about the dehydration.
I read somewhere that older people's bodies do not give them the thirst clues reminding them to drink water. At the watercure2.org they recommend, of course, sea salt water and baths. I wonder if magnesium baths would help also? And right now I am reading that iodine helps to detox some negative elements out of our bodies so far have read about fluoride, perchlorates, bromide and chloride. . . . don't know about aluminum yet. Recently newstarget.com had an article that Alzheimers is considered a possible 3rd form of diabetes.
I remember my mother-in-law telling me that she was so shocked that she ever got old as she did not expect to live that long. She stayed sharp till the end and only had mind symptoms when she was very ill like with congestive heart failure. . . . (which she got over with my help and then she cursed me ever after telling me that I should have let her die - I told her that her kids and grandkids would have killed me if I let that happen!) Your mom is blessed to have kids that care to advocate for her and seek solutions. I hope that all other possibilities have been ruled out.
I think one of the tricks to beating Alzheimers is to tutor your brain. Keep it thinking... raw might help to keep her brain more active because raw is a constant learning process.. and there is so much to read. This is good for the brain. Get her to read lots of books and keep her thinking. Get some computer games or get her to study puzzles.. cross words... all those things keep the wheels in the mind well oiled. I think it's all about keeping the brain "active". Learn,learn,learn!
Thank you for all the good suggestions and ideas and I will try to do something with each of them. I have a pet theory about Alzheimers and its this: Maybe its about a toxic load of stuff like aluminum that overwhelm the body's filtering systems and deposit the stuff where ever it can over a long period of time, one of these sites being the brain. Possibly a prevention for Alzheimer's would be in two areas. The first would be in keeping as much toxic material out of the body as possible, special attention could be given to things like not using aluminum cook ware etc. Second would be in trying to keep the body's filters as healthy and clean as possible so that they filter well.
I was just thinking about the body's filters and how to keep them clean and toxin free. I guess first would be close monitoring of the body's signals of elimination and prompt attention when needed. Next I would say is probably avoiding symptom suppression, like stopping a cold for example, with medication rather then natural support like rest, fresh air, and nutrition. And last would be helping the toxins move out of the body using natural means like exercise (movement) for the lymph system, fiber for the colon, and clean water to flush the kidneys.
Last edited by EZ rider; 10-17-2007 at 10:02 AM.
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EZ, I remember learning a few years ago that the brain is surrounded by a healthy layer of cholesterol. If your mom has been on a low-fat diet or cholesterol reduction medications this could have induced the Alzheimers. Some alternative doctors claim that Alzheimers is a relatively new phenomenon caused by the current rage of the past few decades to lower cholesterol levels. . . . in other words caused by allopathic doctors and Big Pharma.
So my thinking is that good fats help to get the bad fats released as well as toxins - so good fats in her diet would probably help - you know like avocado and coconut oil instead of margarine or butter.
That sounds like a good healthy idea. Thanks :)
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