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Is It Alzheimer’s or a Bad Mix of Medicine?

85-year-old Betty Wallwork was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. But it wasn't true. Find out why. (Video)

85-year-old Betty Wallwork was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. But it wasn’t true. Using Google and a little detective work, she got to the bottom of her confusion, anxiety and aggression. Then she got her driver’s license back. Check out this classic case of misdiagnosed Alzheimer’s.


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June 20, 2016 4:27 am

Memory loss associated with Alzheimer's reversed for first time!
Bredesen’s approach is personalized to the patient, based on extensive testing to determine what is affecting the plasticity signaling network of the brain. As one example, in the case of the patient with the demanding job who was forgetting her way home, her therapeutic program consisted of some, but not all of the components involved with Bredesen’s therapeutic program, and included:

(1) eliminating all simple carbohydrates, leading to a weight loss of 20 pounds; (2) eliminating gluten and processed food from her diet, with increased vegetables, fruits, and non-farmed fish; (3) to reduce stress, she began yoga; (4) as a second measure to reduce the stress of her job, she began to meditate for 20 minutes twice per day; (5) she took melatonin each night; (6) she increased her sleep from 4-5 hours per night to 7-8 hours per night; (7) she took methylcobalamin each day; (8) she took vitamin D3 each day; (9) fish oil each day; (10) CoQ10 each day; (11) she optimized her oral hygiene using an electric flosser and electric toothbrush; (12) following discussion with her primary care provider, she reinstated hormone replacement therapy that had been discontinued; (13) she fasted for a minimum of 12 hours between dinner and breakfast, and for a minimum of three hours between dinner and bedtime; (14) she exercised for a minimum of 30 minutes, 4-6 days per week.

April 2, 2017 1:18 pm

What was the list of meds she quit taking I have a theory this is my grandfathers problem

June 25, 2018 10:12 pm

I would like to know that too, what medication may have caused her problems.

July 4, 2018 2:22 pm

Statin drugs remove all the cholesterol from your body and as folks with dementia are shown to be deficient in cholesterol, acetylcholine, glutathione and testosterone in men – it is crucial to supplement with healthy white fat sources such as coconut oil, avocado and olive oil. Add omega fatty acids, fish oil and co-enzyme Q10. I also advise consuming the organic coconut, we bake, fry, put on toast and in porridge and rub the cheaper product on the backs, arms and legs of your LO's to increase absorption. Give 50mg Zinc after meals to help testosterone, insulin balance and avoid UTI's and other infections. Inbox me on FB for more info.

July 4, 2018 5:08 pm

I have a friend who was diagnosed as having Alzheimers. He and his wife struggled with it for five years, he lost his driver's license, etc. Then, he stopped taking the statin drug and the Alzheimers simply disappeared. I saw him at a meeting every week for nearly two years and he is mentally sharp in every respect. Statin drugs may lower cholesterol but they are dangerous. This friend is not the only one I know who has had severe and alarming side effects from statin drugs.

B. Berger

B. Berger

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