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healingwella
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   Posted 3/5/2013 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
My 98-year-old father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's 8 years ago. For the past four years I've been his 24/7 caregiver, and I've discovered that his frequent, frightening lapses into delusion/anxiety/aggression can be controlled with diet. First of all, lots of water and juices (low-sugar apple, cranberry, and cherry). Also lots of fresh vegetables, alone or in soups: tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage, kale, collards, okra, eggplant, celery, mustard greens, turnip greens. Fresh fruit at every meal (bananas, apples, strawberries, blueberries, pears). Tons of plain yogurt. Olive oil. For protein: eggs, skim milk, chicken, fish -- but in small amounts throughout the day rather than a big meaty dinner at night. No cheese. No peanut butter. No red meat. No cookies, cake, candy. Bread and pasta only occasionally. As it turns out, I now realize this is a low-fat, sugar-free, gluten-free diet. But the reason it works for Dad (I believe) is that it prevents constipation, UTI, and dehydration, all of which are known as common causes of mental confusion in the elderly. Three medicines also help: Flomax, Senna, and Cerefolin. The success of this diet tends to bolster my theory that Alzheimers is not the right diagnosis for him. Since the beginning of the full, perfected diet 6 months ago, he has had consistently clear thinking without confusion (although his memory is still terrible).

SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 3/6/2013 5:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, I certainly would seek a second medical opinion. And welcome to Healing Well! I have to agree, I honestly don't know what it is. It doesn't sound fitting, but hey you never know. I'm not a doctor.
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healingwella
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   Posted 3/6/2013 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't think it matters too much what the diagnosis is, since he's doing so well. In fact, I don't know of any other 98-year-olds who are as healthy and happy as he is now.

twiggs
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   Posted 3/6/2013 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
If you have not seen this video yet you need to. This doctor cured herself from stage 2 MS. She also implicates how we feed our bodies to other diseases like Alzheimer's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjgBLwH3Wc
Currently as close to remission as possible.
canasa every 3 days down from 4 asacol 800 HD a day and Canasa as needed which was often in begining. (updated 3/5/13 to one canasa)
Daily multivitamin,l-lysine, folic acid, Cats Claw
Mbiotic diet with emphasis on lots of fresh organic greens especially spinach. Fresh fruit and berries. I eat liver at least twice a month. No gluten nuts seeds.

healingwella
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   Posted 3/6/2013 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Unfortunately many doctors don't really know much about the "superannuated" (people who're over 90). Most drugs haven't been tested on the very old, and neither have most diets.
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