Do concussions lead to Alzheimers?

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   Posted 6/2/2005 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
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. 

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   Posted 6/2/2005 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
My Drs.think all the beatings I endured in the head from a former spouse was the cause of my being diagnosed with AD at age 56.No one in my family had AD as we know of.i'm 65 now,still doing great.AD work............

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   Posted 6/2/2005 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome sorry your friend is going thru this but at least you are there with him right ,and thats a big help and shows him peeps do care .........I too believe that being traumitized to the head constantly will lead to Alzheimers ..........My Mom has it and was also beaten severly in her first marriage ......again welcome and tell your frien we are here for him if he wants to ask any Q's ..........we will try to support you in this as well ...take care and God Bless ....Lyn
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