Cure For Alzheimer's

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  1. TheKnight

    TheKnightActive Member

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    My grandmother has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's but she still doesn't show many signs of it. Is there any cure or any way to slow down the progress of this? She is taking medication so that it won't affect her so soon but is there any actual cure for it that any of you have used? Help would be appreciated. She hasn't forgotten any of us yet. We want to prevent that from happening.
     
  2. Jason76

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    There are a lot of medications available that didn't exist in the past. Prevegen would be one, and it's sold over-the-counter in the US. However, there are tons of these new pills and it's difficult to compare them. In my view, the best advice would be to visit a doctor specializing in the nervous system and get his/her opinion. Perhaps a neurosurgeon or psychiatrist would be the right ones to ask. Of course, another source of information can be websites which have real medical credentials.

    Anyhow, this stuff isn't a cure for Alzheimer's disease, but rather a treatment.
     
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    I was hoping there was a definite cure because some people have told me that there is a natural cure of some sort but not close to my area. I look online and everyone says that there only exists treatments as medicine. I'm probably searching in vain but I'm trying to ask anywhere in case anyone has the light. I know that there are some doctors that lie so that we will purchase their expensive medication.
     
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    I heard stem cell treatments had positive effects to people with Alzheimer's. You can search online if there are Stemcell clinics near your area. Some people try saving money by doing treatments abroad because Stemcell treatments are cheaper in Asian countries like China,Thailand and the Philippines.
     
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    I read an article recently and they claimed that a drug called Aducanumab can be the resque for people with Alzheimer's. They say that it's capable of altering the course of the disease though the cure is to be released in a few years.
    I thought this might help.
     
  6. Binu

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    I don't think there is a cure for Alzheimer. It is a condition of old age. Since getting old is common, so is getting Alzheimer. My uncle died of Alzheimer. His two sons worked in pharmaceuticals,it cure was possible, they would have certainly cured their father.
     
  7. TheKnight

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    Would you say the trip and cost of living there along with the treatment is less expensive than just treating in America? I'm pretty sure the family would be willing to take the trip.

    That's what I was afraid of. I guess the only way is to just slow it down but I hope what the person above says works well because we definitely want to keep her alive.

    I sure hope she makes it that long because this is very good news!
     
  8. Penny

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    Your family member can still have great quality of life for may years to come. But you need to understand there is not a cure. Anyone promising you a cure is trying to scam you, and falling for a scam is only going to cause you and your family more grief.

    In term a of mediation, ask your doctor to refer her to a specialist. Strangers on the internet cannot offer good advice about pharmaceuticals.

    In terms of lifestyle people with forma of dementia find it easier to remember novel events. Take this opportunity to take her to new places, bring new foods, help her meet more people. A vivid life is easier to remember.
     
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    Right now, there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease, although medication is available that can temporarily reduce some symptoms or slow down the progression of the disease.
     
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    Do you like holistic treatments for Alzheimer's disease? Here is a helpful site,

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    Wish you all the help for you and your family. I don't know if you're a religious person, but, prayers have helped a lot of people too, so a combination of prayers and meds and holistic treatments while working with your doctor to help your Grandmother. I feel it's a good idea to ask her about things first before you go out buying things for helping her as well as working together with her doctor. Here is a site I found about prayers:

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    Wish everything goes well for your Grandmother. God help her and give you strength and wisdom, in the name of Christ, amen.
     
  11. littlewitch66

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    Alzheimer's disease was unheard of years ago because people didn't live as long as they do now so never reached the age when it becomes a risk. I believe statistics show that 1 in 14 people will get it over the age of 65 and 1 in 8 over the age of 80.

    My mother showed signs of dementia which seemed to start around 80 and one thing I noticed was her long term memory was fantastic but she could never remember what she had done that day. She was never diagnosed with Alzheimers but her father had it so it was likely she did which is rather worrying for me! They offered her a drug which may or may not have improved her memory but as it involved a lot of travelling to the nearest hospital we decided against it; travelling always made her anxious. As far as I know there is no cure as yet.
     
  12. Jasmin Cottontail

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    I'm so sorry to hear that. My grandmother has dementia and it's been a few years since she was diagnosed and now she's having hallucinations bit by bit and she always detach herself from reality. But the good thing about it is that she still remembers all of us but sometimes she's stuck with the occurrences that happened in the past. While I was researching on how to prevent Alzheimer's and Dementia, most of them mentioned that keeping the brain active like playing puzzles or games and learning new things can help prevent the disease or slow it down if the person already has the illness :)