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Jul 28

Can alzheimer's improve?

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I have been doing a lot of reading and I am scared for my mother. I know she has Alzheimer's now and while she seems to be just going with the flow of things and not stressing, I am worried I will see her get so bad she doesn't even know me anymore. I am an only child and very close with her. While I found a lot saying the chances of improvement are poor, you can slow the onset of it with exercise, memory therapy, and a healthy diet.

 

One thing that stood out to me though is dealing with the diet. A natural medicine and health doctor responded to someone else's question saying diet can improve and even reverse this horrible disease but it needs to be started right away and you need to know the right diet. She recommends using coconut oil, lemon juice, and a few other things daily to detox the body and help protect the brain.

 

Is this something that is possible since her's isn't that bad yet??

Hi Jen, A couple comments. I think your mothers reaction to the situation is fairly normal. Many people suffering with dementia or Alz do go through a period of denial. If no official diagnosis has been made I would work towards getting one. Sometimes that can help with acceptance.

 

To answer your question though, if it is truly Alz then slowing the progression of the disease is the main objective. There may be time periods that experiencing short term improvements or a stabilization of symptoms can occur with medications or other factors but the long term trajectory of the disease is poor. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for Alzheimer's.

 

A healthy diet and exercise are absolutely things that someone with Alzheimer's should do. You can read about the latest research from reliable sources such as the Alzheimer's Association. https://www.alz.org/research

 

 

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