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Old 15.05.2016, 19:50
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I don't know what is worse: to lose your mind or to still have your mind and cannot move a finger. One relative of mine is paralysed from neck to toes and it is ...devastating. I cannot even comment on anything related to these issues. But after seeing some people struggle everything else seem irrelevant.
I empathize, greenmount. There are no words really. We can of course pray and hope we will not have such a fate, but I can say from personal experience and based on what I have learned from friends who have battled debilitating illnesses that whatever we are dealt with in life, our survival instinct will kick in and we will fight like we could never imagine before, thereby gaining a newfound appreciation for what our body (and mind) can do, next to a unique perspective on life.

As far as we have come in medical progress, there are still many illnesses that remain poorly understood. At the end of the day, we have to face illness (and death) on our own, but what we can do to lessen people's suffering can be as little as a kind word or time spent together.
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Old 15.05.2016, 20:57
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My father is coping; he is still alive which doesn't mean much more than just that and if you ask him he wouldn't do it again!

He is trying his own methods - he didn't even stay in hospital; signed out as soon as he could.

I just believe that the answers can't be destructive...so prevention seems the obvious direction http://www.udoerasmus.com/FAQ/FAQ1_en.htm

I will leave it at this.

I am sorry your father is ill, but really, did you even read the utter tripe you posted about the "perfect baby state being damaged by corporate medicine" or whatever the hell I've just read and boggled at because it was, so obviously, ridiculous? Buffoon. It is a truly awful disease and your words just make a mockery of it.
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Re: Alzheimers disease, fresh hopes? Shown on BBC2 tonight

For anyone who might be in a position to influence the care of someone with Alzheimer's, I recommend this documentary about the comfort of personal music:
https://youtu.be/KcrZF-jGJVU
Alive Inside
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As far as we have come in medical progress, there are still many illnesses that remain poorly understood.
Thank you for your kind words, lorena. And yes, we are so advanced in some regards yet so powerless in a lot of other serious situations. I hope one day we'll be able to do more for people with Alzheimer and other illnesses.
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Old 16.05.2016, 12:58
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Before I take someone to pieces, I want to make sure that I'm doing it on a solid basis. That's why I perused the whole load of b.s. in the hope of finding at least a shred of something reasonable.

I failed.

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What on Earth are you talking about???!!? Alkarian even backed up his/her claims with a scientific reference from none other than the Daily Mail:

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So it's about cleaning up our fluids

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...s-microbe.html
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Re: Alzheimers disease, fresh hopes? Shown on BBC2 tonight

Thanks Mr. Yards. Maybe next you'll refer me to the Blick as a source of political information?
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Old 16.05.2016, 16:03
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Thanks Mr. Yards. Maybe next you'll refer me to the Blick as a source of political information?
Naturally I prefer 20 Minuten -- there are more pictures -- but each to their own.
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Re: Alzheimers disease, fresh hopes? Shown on BBC2 tonight

Please don't attack me again - I am only learning my self...but Alzheimers is called Type 3 Diabetes and Ian Blair Hamilton (AlkaWay Australia) suffers symptoms he addresses with coconut oil etc. He mentions a book called
"Alzheimer’s Disease: What If There Is A Cure?" Though Dr. Mary T. Newport has provided professional care to newborns since 1983, she’s led a double life since 2000 when she became a caregiver at home, That’s when her beloved husband, Steve, first showed signs of Alzheimer’s disease. After his deterioration accelerated in 2004, Dr. Newport began avidly researching ways to keep him functional for as long as possible. Since she understands medical terminology and scientific methods, she was thrilled to find new research showing that medium-chain fatty acids, which act like an alternative fuel in the insulin-deficient Alzheimer’s brain, can sometimes reverse or at least stabilize the disease. When she gave Steve about 2 table-spoons of coconut oil (a source of these fats) at breakfast before a memory test that he had previously failed, Steve miraculously passed the test. Since then, Steve continues to maintain improvement while taking daily doses of coconut oil and MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil with meals.

I hope this isn't classified as "b..".
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Old 16.05.2016, 19:31
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Please don't attack me again - I am only learning my self...but Alzheimers is called Type 3 Diabetes and Ian Blair Hamilton (AlkaWay Australia) suffers symptoms he addresses with coconut oil etc. He mentions a book called
"Alzheimer’s Disease: What If There Is A Cure?" Though Dr. Mary T. Newport has provided professional care to newborns since 1983, she’s led a double life since 2000 when she became a caregiver at home, That’s when her beloved husband, Steve, first showed signs of Alzheimer’s disease. After his deterioration accelerated in 2004, Dr. Newport began avidly researching ways to keep him functional for as long as possible. Since she understands medical terminology and scientific methods, she was thrilled to find new research showing that medium-chain fatty acids, which act like an alternative fuel in the insulin-deficient Alzheimer’s brain, can sometimes reverse or at least stabilize the disease. When she gave Steve about 2 table-spoons of coconut oil (a source of these fats) at breakfast before a memory test that he had previously failed, Steve miraculously passed the test. Since then, Steve continues to maintain improvement while taking daily doses of coconut oil and MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil with meals.

I hope this isn't classified as "b..".
Then stop copy and pasting BS!

So 12 years have passed since Mary Newport found the miracle cure for her husband. Is he still improving??
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Re: Alzheimers disease, fresh hopes? Shown on BBC2 tonight

What I find unconscionable about peddling quack cures is that caregivers for an Alzheimer's victim can become vulnerable themselves. Snake oil salesmen find easy prey in those who are exhausted, guilt-ridden, and desperate for a miracle.

Alkalarian, please stop.

Your posts are insulting to those who have lived through the horror of Alzheimer's.
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Old 16.05.2016, 20:35
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Please don't attack me again - I am only learning my self...but Alzheimers is called Type 3 Diabetes and Ian Blair Hamilton (AlkaWay Australia) suffers symptoms he addresses with coconut oil etc. He mentions a book called
"Alzheimer’s Disease: What If There Is A Cure?" Though Dr. Mary T. Newport has provided professional care to newborns since 1983, she’s led a double life since 2000 when she became a caregiver at home, That’s when her beloved husband, Steve, first showed signs of Alzheimer’s disease. After his deterioration accelerated in 2004, Dr. Newport began avidly researching ways to keep him functional for as long as possible. Since she understands medical terminology and scientific methods, she was thrilled to find new research showing that medium-chain fatty acids, which act like an alternative fuel in the insulin-deficient Alzheimer’s brain, can sometimes reverse or at least stabilize the disease. When she gave Steve about 2 table-spoons of coconut oil (a source of these fats) at breakfast before a memory test that he had previously failed, Steve miraculously passed the test. Since then, Steve continues to maintain improvement while taking daily doses of coconut oil and MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil with meals.

I hope this isn't classified as "b..".
It is

You have no idea what you are talking about, you most likely have not lived with someone who suffered from it. The most horrible situation when your parent no longer recognizes you, changes almost daily and in the end dies in a not so nice way as body functions stop one after another.

I wish no one to have to live through this situation and all this b does not help at all
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Old 16.05.2016, 21:09
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Please don't attack me again - I am only learning my self...but Alzheimers is called Type 3 Diabetes and Ian Blair Hamilton (AlkaWay Australia) suffers symptoms he addresses with coconut oil etc.
Alzheimer's disease is NOT called "Type 3 diabetes." Type 2 diabetes patients do have a significantly increased risk of suffering from Alzheimer's disease because diabetes damages the small blood vessels in the brain, just as in other parts of the body.

That form of Alzheimer's is proposed to be named "Type 3 diabetes." It isn't even an official medical term yet but may be soon, which, however, doesn't mean that Alzheimer's is just some kind of a diabetes that can be cured or prevented by a diet or the like.

As for stories like the husband of someone or their uncle, please google "anecdotal evidence".
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Old 16.05.2016, 21:25
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Please don't attack me again - I am only learning my self...but Alzheimers is called Type 3 Diabetes
No. No, it isn't. Please stop. Publishing this sort of unresearched, unverifiable nonsense is actually damaging. It's at least as bad as the hysterical anti-vaxxers. The damage you do to susceptible people is incalculable; those who are desperate for a cure for their parents suffering from Alzheimers and would do anything to help them grasp at whacko ideas like yours, pinning all their hopes to them, only to see absolutely no improvement.

At best, people suffering from Alzheimer's who follow your lipid-balancing "advice" will reduce their risk of stroke. That's about it.
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Old 17.05.2016, 05:13
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Re: Alzheimers disease, fresh hopes? Shown on BBC2 tonight

@Alkalarian
You may have a heart of gold and your motivation may truly be good, wanting to help people by suggesting ideas you find new and potentially useful in matters of health.

However - even if that it the case - please don't post any more ideas along the lines you have, in this thread. I have never before written asking someone, in this way, to desist, and I am not meaning to attack you, nor to be harsh or to criticize you, and I am trying to say this kindly.

I hope that, by now, you can see clearly that some people, who have suffered greatly as they have watched loved ones deteriorating, or who know of other cases, are feeling hurt by, or angry about, some of your posts. I like to believe that that is probably not your intention, not at all.

It seems to me that the mere fact of seeing their pain should, alone, be a reason for you to respect that - please do - and to stop posting, and without justifying why you posted these ideas in the first place. Please simply be gentle with those who have been through so much. Thank you. You have also been through a lot, without a doubt, and I wish you the space and time to be kind to yourself, too.
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