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Posted by Ma'am [4.3175] on March 01, 2007 at 01:35:05:

I went to visit my best friends mum in a nursing home. It's been my second visit to a nursing home, and sheesh, I always feel so down when I leave, because it's so depressing.
Basically seeing elderly people with dementia/alzheimers(and some not that elderly) talking to themselves, undressing themselves, behaving like children etc etc. it's so disheartening to me.

my question:

what can we do healthwise to stave off getting dementia/alzheimers when we get old????
I have heard doing crosswords helps stimulate the brain (but can it help avoid dementia/alzheimers)

What would be the most important factors in avoiding this mental illness? taking supplements (which ones), exercising????avoiding particular foods????

Can meditation help prevent getting alzheimers later on in life?

Thanks

It was most depressing. i remember my best friends mum being SO different, and so vibrant to how she is now.



Re: Nursing Home Experience and Question

Posted by Charles [5739.2996] on March 01, 2007 at 06:22:40:

In Reply to: Nursing Home Experience and Question posted by Ma'am [4.3175] on March 01, 2007 at 01:35:05:

I think the best thing you can do is dip snuff or chew tobacco. Tobacco has chemicals that can treat it.

Antidementia, Antialzheimeran 2,000 IU




Re: Nursing Home Experience and Question

Posted by Charles [5739.2996] on March 01, 2007 at 06:26:23:

In Reply to: Re: Nursing Home Experience and Question posted by Charles [5739.2996] on March 01, 2007 at 06:22:40:

Or you could eat Papayas. I don't think it is as powerful as tobacco though.

Antialzheimeran 100-3,000 mg/day 50 mg/day

Antidementia 3 g/day

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Re: Nursing Home Experience and Question

Posted by ANN [1003.516] on March 02, 2007 at 07:02:25:

In Reply to: Nursing Home Experience and Question posted by Ma'am [4.3175] on March 01, 2007 at 01:35:05:

my MIL stayed mentally sharp until her death at 90. She wasn't into health food- ate a lot of sugary white flour stuff, but also ate a lot of tuna, eggs,peanut butter (she scooped peanut butter out of the jar with the animal cookies she enjoyed), buttermilk, and huge amounts of garlic capsules. Never drank anything from aluminum cans. Never drank soda.

Aluminum is one ossible problem, so avoid beverages in aluminum cans, don't use aluminum pans or cups, and watch out for aluminum in vaccines. Staying mentally active is supposed to help, so , yes, puzzles, reading, learning new stuff, writing letters, anything mentally active.

Healthy fats can be good for the brain, so fish, nuts, seeds, eggs should stay part of your diet.

Things that APPEAR like dementia but are not can include LOW CHOLESTEROL, B-12 shortage, and prescription drug interaction or even side effects from a single prescription drug, so not all the dementia you see in nursing homes is actually just that- it can be an undiagnosed different problem. If you have a relative with a problem like that, start slipping them some B-12 (under the tongue for better absorbtion) and check their diet and meds.
There is also the suggestion in books like that Mad Cowboy book, that there is a lot of either undiagnosed or unadmitted to mad cow disease (cjd) out there. This may notjust be from eating meat- many of the medications people have used over the years have included bovine elements.

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Posted by Walt Stoll [93.1889] on March 02, 2007 at 07:06:50:

In Reply to: Nursing Home Experience and Question posted by Ma'am [4.3175] on March 01, 2007 at 01:35:05:

Hi, Ma`am.

You are SO right!

So far as is known, the only things that will at least delay this epidemic condition is the 3LS and any daily mentally challenging activity.

See the nome page and the archives about wellness.

The earlier in life this program is started the more effective it will be.

Walt

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