What Is Dementia?
Dementia is a mental condition characterized by a serious decline in memory and cognition, often leading to confusion, disorientation and mood swings. It can rob a person of their ability to reason as well as their language and survival skills.
There are different types of Dementia which have different physical causes. Some people have mixed Dementia or Dementia stemming from multiple conditions.
Dementia is frequently associated with aging, but more and more middle-aged people are having Dementia. It has become a worldwide crisis.
For anyone going through this, and for anyone trying to help them, it can be an agonizing situation unless the right treatment is discovered.
Bringing Mom Back From Dementia, describes the successful treatment and reversal of my mother’s Dementia symptoms. The results were a dramatic revitalization, and improvement in her quality of life.
When my mother’s doctor started working with her, she was given a series of exams and lab tests to check on her overall physical condition. These tests as well as observing her physical appearance and behavior helped set the foundation for which areas to focus on. We considered many modalities, some of which are described below.
Potential Modalities for Treating Dementia
She was given certain Bioidentical hormones. Bioidentical hormone treatment is not the same as hormone replacement therapy or HRT. To learn more about Bioidentical hormones see pages 33-36.39-40,74
Hearing and Dementia
If someone is suffering hearing loss (or vision loss) it can affect their memory and cognition, particularly if they are unaware of it. My mother didn’t realize that she was losing her hearing. There was a connection between the two problems.
To learn more read pages 17,22-24,73
Some of the tests the doctor did for my mother looked into nutritional deficiency and allergy possibilities. Some of her dietary habits were creating dangerous conditions in her body and were contributors to her dementia symptoms. A lot of the success of her treatment can be attributed to her change of diet. Learn more about this critically important area see pages 12,33-37,42-44,59-60,74
Chelation, pronounced Key-lay-shon, is often an IV drip, but can also come in the form of suppositories, or an oral supplement. Chelation therapy was originally designed to help remove heavy metals and toxic chemicals from the bloodstream. I was wondering if Chelation would help my mother’s memory, and the doctor was open to considering this. Find out more on pages 25,26, 30.75
Our glands have many functions in our body including the speed of our metabolism, the creation of hormones, and the development of our bones, heart muscles and brain function. There can be a link to underactive thyroid and underactive adrenals and reduced memory, although not in every case. Read more on pages 13.21-22.29.30-31,73-74
There were other treatments we also considered. It took about three months before we started seeing signs of improvement. After that her mind, memory and life gradually and greatly improved.
June 2014 Issue of What Doctors Don’t Tell You
In the June 2014 Issue of What Doctors Don’t Tell You (the US edition), there is an article about the book Bringing Mom Back from Dementia, and an interview with Susan.
This is an exceptionally good magazine about health and wellness, and the article is written by Lynne McTaggert, who’s writings have inspired people all over the world.
In the US edition, the article begins on page 60 and is titled “From Who Are You? to Singing Arias.” There is quite a bit of helpful information in this piece. Enjoy!
Interview with David Stouder of The Vitamin Shelf – December 19, 2013
TheVitaminShelf has had an ongoing series of interesting interviews for many years regarding health oriented issues.