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Posted by Aileen Baker on June 05, 2002 at 21:19:30:

I stumbled across this site when doing a search its so informative and I plan on calling tomorrow to order your book.
I read your archives on Alzheimers but have a few more questions. My mother is 78, she has always been healthy, has not been hospitalized since she gave birth to me 48 years ago and has never inher 78 years had to take any kinds of medicines.
Unfortunately, dementia/alzheimers runs in her family. Her mother had it before there was even a name for ir back in the 60's. Her brother is in a nursing home with it and her sister suffers from it also. She cant remember what happened 45 mins. before. My mother was fine until she fell on ice at the end of January, broke her upper arm (she didnt need hospitalization, just a sling and therapy)but when she fell on her shoulder, her head hit the ground. As I said her mind was perfectly fine before this happened. Is there anything that can be done if this is being caused by hitting her head? I read an article on the web that trauma to the head can cause this. I am so upset to see her like this. I saw my grandmother, uncle and aunt go through this now my mom. She is forgetting things, and is a but unsteady. She reads all the time, cooks, does housework and so on, but at least 1 time a day she seems to forget little things, nothing really major....yet. Do you have any suggestions?



Re: Alzheimers??

Posted by lovebird on June 05, 2002 at 21:56:27:

In Reply to: Alzheimers?? posted by Aileen Baker on June 05, 2002 at 21:19:30:


I have the exact same situation with my Mom and I saw her on Mother's Day and found it hard to believe she couldnt remember all the fun we had as kids.

Just like your Mom mine fell and hit her shoulder too and she is unsteady now walking.

She has vertigo.

I know how you feel Aileen.

My Mom was like a rock, so steady and never sick.

I just wanted to say I understand.



Re: Alzheimers??

Posted by Carol B. on June 06, 2002 at 01:48:30:

In Reply to: Alzheimers?? posted by Aileen Baker on June 05, 2002 at 21:19:30:

Aileen,
I can tell that you are worried about Alzheimers, but your mother sounds like she is doing great at age 78, even with forgetting minor things once in a while.

Is she losing track of things? Is she able to keep up with the bills and paperwork? Have her grooming habits degenerated? If she normally keeps a neat house, is it getting messy? Does she get lost when she's driving?

If you answer yes, then perhaps she needs a complete physical exam to determine if there's a problem.

I too am concerned about my mother as she gets older and develops health problems.



Re: Alzheimers?? (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 06, 2002 at 11:53:15:

In Reply to: Alzheimers?? posted by Aileen Baker on June 05, 2002 at 21:19:30:

Hi, Aileen.

Falls like this are frequently the "straw that breaks the camel's back".

You understand that about 90% of all Alzheimer's diagnoses are found to not BE Alzheimer's at autopsy but the much more common chronic senile dementia.

Senile dememtia has been found to be very effectively reversed for years by giving a balanced B vitamin at at least 100 milligrams 3 times a day, ionic or crystalline trace minerals and at least 3000 milligrams of omega 3s 3 times a day along with a good food supplement (3 good companies have been mentioned by name on this BB within the past week or so. Use the search engine for supplements if you have any trouble finding them.

You should see improvements within a week and full benefits within 3-6 months.

Let us know how she does. If she does have Alzheimer's, this will still help but probably not as much.

Walt



Re: Alzheimers??

Posted by Aileen on June 06, 2002 at 14:08:53:

In Reply to: Re: Alzheimers?? posted by Carol B. on June 06, 2002 at 01:48:30:

Hi Carol, the naswer to all your questions are shes not losing track of things, she keeps up with bills and paperwork, her grooming habits are fine, she keeps a meticulous house, she rarely drives because of a cataract. Shes leaving cabinet doors open, shes a bit unsteady, and occasionally we have to repeat something we told her earlier.

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Re: Alzheimers??

Posted by Aileen on June 06, 2002 at 14:09:53:

In Reply to: Re: Alzheimers?? posted by lovebird on June 05, 2002 at 21:56:27:

My Mom was like a rock, so steady and never sick.

I just wanted to say I understand.

Sounds just like mine. How old is your mom?



Re: Alzheimers?? For Dr. Stoll

Posted by Paul on June 06, 2002 at 15:07:07:

In Reply to: Re: Alzheimers?? (Archive.) posted by Walt Stoll on June 06, 2002 at 11:53:15:

Hi, my mom has similar symptoms. Catscan indicated a lot of brain shrinkage. She has become somewhat delusional in that her mind is trying to fill in the blanks also. Doctor did not indicate that it was alzheimer's. Would this likely be what you describe as "chronic senile dementia"? I did review your archive on brain chemistry and alzheimers. And found little discussion of this.

My mother's doctor prescribed zoloft, which only seems to have made her problems worse. I could use some advice on this.

Can you refer me to a more detailed source/book on treating this disease in this method?

Thanks.

Paul



Re: Alzheimers??

Posted by lovebird on June 06, 2002 at 20:34:39:

In Reply to: Re: Alzheimers?? posted by Aileen on June 06, 2002 at 14:09:53:


Hi
My Mom is 83 and remarried which s funny.
Her home is immaculate and so is her dress.
Is is normal I think to forget certain things from when we were little and they were young with dark hair.

I know in my own experience, don't know how I did it all, I was so busy.

But my Mom was stable and funny and paid her billson time and kept a routine going along with having a home that was so warm and loving.

She fell years ago and hit her shoulder from slipping on a curb trying to catch a bus. Other than that she has never been sick.

I framed black and white pictures of her Mother and all of us for her for Mother's Day and as I went to describe certain memories of fun and laughter in order to thank her for being a good Mom, I could see she didnt remember.

I have 3 brothers and have been writing to them and their children about the fun we had. But after that day Irealized, I better get on the ball and keep writing because I might be the only one who remembers every detail.

So I cried going home that day.

Hope this helps

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Re: Alzheimers??

Posted by
elaine on June 07, 2002 at 06:43:47:

In Reply to: Alzheimers?? posted by Aileen Baker on June 05, 2002 at 21:19:30:

I just wanted to add that excitotoxins, such as aspartame and monosodium glutamate, contribute to the development of the neurological changes seen in Alzheimer's.
Also, in researching my upcoming book, The Encyclopedia of Alzheimer's Disease, I realized that, besides mimicking Alzheimer's disease, Hashimoto's encephalitis (thyroid antibodies attack neurons rather than the thyroid in this condition, there are several links: both are associated with high copper levels, both are triggered by excitotoxins, and both are associated with increased production of glycosaminoglycans. People suspected of having Alzheimer's disease should be always tested for thyroid antibodies, not just thyroid function tests, which are normal in Hashimoto's thyroiditis.



Re: Alzheimers??

Posted by elaine on June 07, 2002 at 06:45:45:

In Reply to: Re: Alzheimers?? posted by elaine on June 07, 2002 at 06:43:47:

Whoa, can you tell it's 4 am? I meant that thyroid function tests are normal in Hashimoto's encephalopathy, not HT. Of course, they're abnormal in HT.



Re: Alzheimers?? For Dr. Stoll

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 07, 2002 at 13:03:03:

In Reply to: Re: Alzheimers?? For Dr. Stoll posted by Paul on June 06, 2002 at 15:07:07:

Thanks, Paul.

The best indication is in trying the nutrients and seeing the benefits begin within a few weeks. No possible harm. Let us know what you notice.

The references you seek have been archived under neurology.

Walt

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Re: Alzheimers??

Posted by Aileen on June 07, 2002 at 18:15:27:

In Reply to: Re: Alzheimers?? posted by elaine on June 07, 2002 at 06:45:45:

Elaine, I have no idea what you said in your 2 posts.

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Re: Alzheimers?? (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 08, 2002 at 07:26:11:

In Reply to: Re: Alzheimers?? posted by elaine on June 07, 2002 at 06:43:47:

Thanks, Elaine.

Let us know when your book is out.

Namaste`

Walt

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