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Im Worried About My Mother. (Page 2)


February 9th, 2008
hi
My mother is also having Alzheimers disease and my best wishes are with you.
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replied April 6th, 2008
Re: Im Worried About My Mother.
kitkat511 wrote:
Im worried my mom has may be suffering from alzheimers. Of course if I mention this to her she tells me im a hypochondriac. Which at times I can be but its mostly just with her health because im afraid to lose her and I she doesnt really take care of herself with checkups and etc. She hasnt gotten a scan for breast cancer in 2yrs. It used to be longer but I practicilly forced her to go. Now im worried about this. She is 48yrs old, slightly overweight maybe 20lbs. She forgets things a lot. And asks the same question over and over again. Last night she asked the same question 3x in a matter of 10minutes. She is under a tremendous amount of stress. I dont want to, however, chalk it all up to stress and miss the bigger picture. She is just very forgetful. Im scared. Her grandmother (my great grandmother) had alzheimers. My grandma and her mother is I think 74...Im not sure. She is ok. But I heard it could skip generations which means my mother is next in line. Help!


Check into this angle:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/200 6-03/l-rii031606.php

If I get anything definitive as far as treatments based upon this disease model, I will share then with you.

George
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replied April 6th, 2008
look into curcumin (a spice) for Alzheimers per this post
Just watching Oprah( yeah i know) the whole show was on brain health and brain aging.
Apparently India has the worldwide lowest incidence of alzheimers.

The doctor on the show said it was thouight to be attributable to the large TUMERIC in their diet.

He said tumeric is processed KER-CU-MIN. that uis how he pronounced it.

Am i correct in assuming that he is speakin of Curcumin??
if so, it further backs animals thoughts on the subject.

Also they discussed russian Rhodiola, and its positive effects on dopamine, seritonin, and male performance. not to mention immune support.
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replied December 11th, 2008
Hey everyone, I am so glad to have found this forum. I am going through this horrible disease with my mom. She 70 and was diagnosed 2 years ago. She's going through the stage where she wants to go home all the time, mostly in the evenings. She cries and asks God to help us see the truth, that she is not at home (the home her and my dad have lived in for 20 years). It's so frustrating cause I would do anything to help my parents and I feel totally helpless. We try to keep her mind stimulated, but I learning as I go so it's tough. Thanks for listening and I would appreciate any feedback.
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replied December 12th, 2008
Your mom's problems
One thing you might try is acetyl-l-carnitine as it has been used on Alzheimers patients. It is the acetylized form of the amino acid L-carnitine, not a toxic drug. It has the potential to improve mitochondrial energy production, which may help the brain to function better.

Best Regards,

George
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