Is there any link between Reynards disease and Alzheimers

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lauriets
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   Posted 5/11/2015 1:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,

My wife has been diagnosed with Alzheimers,she also has Reynards which restricts the blood supply to the extremities in cold conditions,she also feels dizzy if standing without moving for a few minutes,which I think is connected to Reynauds. Does anyone think that the blood supply to the brain could be restricted, causing the Alzhiemers or making it worse. Her mother died of Alzhiemers and her father I think had Reynards.

Lauriet

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 5/11/2015 4:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I googled: Raynard's disease and Alzheimers

and didn't find much.

Red_34
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   Posted 5/11/2015 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Standing from a sitting position lowers the blood pressure which can cause dizziness. I have Raynaud's as well, no AD tho :) And the Bp drop is not associated with Raynaud's.

What kind of medications is she on?
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lauriets
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   Posted 5/11/2015 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

She`s on Memantine 10mg and 75mg of Asprin.

Lauriet

Red_34
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   Posted 5/11/2015 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
If her bp is normal but if the dizziness continue you should let her doc know. They can perform various tests to find out why.

Btw, there are two primary types of dementia. Alzheimer's and vascular dementia. If she has Alzheimer's, most likely her blood flow to the brain is not being restricted but if she has vascular then lack of blood flow can make dementia worse. Raynaud's Shouldn't affect a person with Vascular dementia as Raynaud's affects the fingers and toes.
SHERRY
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lauriets
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   Posted 5/12/2015 2:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

Thanks for the information I will make an appointment with her GP regarding the dizziness.As an aside, I have been in contact with The Stanford University in California and with the Manchester University in the UK were they are doing research into Alzheimer's. Basically they are transferring blood from young people under thirty years of age into people with dementia. The Stanford University people are doing human trials now and the results should be announced in the late summer. They have had good results using mice.

Lauriet

Red_34
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   Posted 5/12/2015 5:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hmm interesting. I wonder how long it would take for the younger cells to break down due to the aging organs. But if it could give you a few more years with your loved one suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia, it sounds great! :) Please keep us updated.
SHERRY
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lauriets
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   Posted 5/12/2015 6:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

Will do.

Lauriet
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