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Dementia of the Alzheimer's type

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 Posted 8/8/2013 10:37:01 AM
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My 73 relative seems to have the beginning signs of Alzheimer's disease like memory problems, searching for words, can't make change at a grocery store, hand and balance coordination problems and easily misplaces things.

I would be interested if any members encountered these types problems and either stopped the progression or reversed and corrected these symptoms by using LEF brain health nutrients or other products? If so, how long did it take and what products were used.
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 Posted 8/8/2013 11:09:13 AM
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Rainbow,

It is important that your relative get diagnosed.  Dementia can be caused by a number of diseases and conditions.  Some, if treated early, can be slowed down in their pogression.  However, what's good for one might not be good for another.  For example, aspirin or vitamin E, which might be helpful for prevention, may not be indicated for someone with dementia resulting from brain bleeds. 

A recent study showed that exercise was more effective against Alzheimer's disease than any of the drugs it was compared to.  Life Extension has information concerning nutritional therapies for the disease at http://www.lef.org/protocols/neurological/alzheimers_disease_01.htm

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 Posted 8/12/2013 12:49:42 PM
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I suggest you check out PQQ which may help slow decreased cognitive loss.  Further please get relative checked by physician. My father passed at 63 from Alzheimer's.  You knowledge first 
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 Posted 8/13/2013 2:58:50 AM
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In addition to the LEF protocol, I would add deep electrical brain stimulation, as with Alpha Stim.
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 Posted 8/17/2013 12:30:12 PM
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The use of MCTs (Medium Chain Triglycerides) has shown considerable promise in the treatment of Alzheimer's. In an article dated July 22nd, 2008, Dr. Mary Newport documented the use of virgin organic coconut oil on her husband who had progressive dementia for at least five years and claimed that it virtually reversed his Alzheimer’s. The title of her article was What If There Was A Cure for Alzheimer’s and No One Knew: A Case Study. Despite increasing anecdotal evidence since then that MCTs improves cognition and mental capabilities in at least 50% of those Alzheimer’s patients in which it has been tried, the attitude and reaction of the medical community at large has been “great, terrific, but it needs further study.” Good golly gosh! The first rule of thumb in considering any treatment is to “do no harm.” So if there’s no harm in trying MCT therapy (it’s a naturally occurring food ingredient), why not use it on a trial basis to see if the patient improves?

The absence of a formal blessing or endorsement from medical clinicians has led many caregivers to simply go it alone. Many have done so by giving their afflicted loved ones doses of virgin organic coconut oil, a natural source of MCTs. The therapeutic dose is typically one tablespoonful of the virgin coconut oil given four times a day(one tblsp with each meal and one at bedtime). However, ingesting relatively large doses of oil, any oil, can cause diarrhea in some people. So a prudent course of action is to start off with smaller doses initially (e.g., one teaspoonful twice a day) and gradually work up to the four tablespoonfuls daily dosage over the course of a week or two if no adverse effects result (i.e., no diarrhea or loose stools are experienced). A close relative has been giving it to her husband for over three months and the results have been remarkable. While his Alzheimer's has NOT reversed, his good days far outnumber his bad ones and he is able to converse with friends and relatives in a more or less normal fashion instead of being "spaced out" and non-responsive as he often was in the past.
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