I have a good friend who has had some BAD luck falling on his head, literally. He has had so many concussions now from falling off of rooftops and two bad car accidents that his neuro doc thinks he is likely to develop Alzheimer's by his mid-30's. He's 28 now, so I'm worried for him. He can't drive at night and his doc wants him to stop driving altogether. He can't go to loud concerts or events that have flashing lights. His short term memory is deteriorating.
To his credit, he does have a positive attitude about what is happening, but he is of the mind to resign himself to fate and go live on the beach in California. (Not that there's anything wrong with living on a beach! ;-)
I'm wondering if anyone knows of cases with concussions leading to Alzheimer's and any good natural methods for stemming it? I have thought of recommending magnesium, fish oil, and good sources of saturated fat (grass-fed antibiotic-free hormone-free meat, extra virgin coconut oil) as I know that these are all good "brain" foods.
I am also aware of relatively new research from Dr. Rashid Buttar, Dr. Boyd Haley, and others connecting mercury and other heavy metals directly to neuro-developmental (Autism etc.) and neuro-degenerative (Alzheimer's etc.) conditions. Dr. Buttar has been CURING Autistics using the chelator TD-DMPS. So knowing this makes me believe that unless my friend gets thimerosal-laced flu shots every year, it doesn't seem likely that he will develop Alzheimer's per se. It doesn't mean he won't still develop a neurodegenerative condition though b/c of the numerous traumatic events.