Dementia and working with supplements like Prevagen and Phosphytidal Serine, and other supplements - It's WORKING!

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Hi,

We have been taking care of my mom since May 9th in our home. It has been a doozy of a time in a NOT FUN way. As she has had dementia, depression, and just not with it.

We have been working with good food (organic) whole foods, grass fed meats, NO SUGAR, NO BREAD, and the following supplements:
Lift, Mind (Amino acids, B-Vitamins), Phosphatidyl Serine, and Prevagen, and quality fish oils from Nordic Naturals.
Websites:
lifepriority/category-s/30.htm
prevagen/

Prevagen takes up to 90 days to really start noticing a significant difference. And we are THERE! My mom is the most like herself and no downers. She is even keeled, not the wicked, weird person that came to us in May. She is like my mother again! I am so thankful. And I expect this will continue. She makes sense, she is her old self, she is happy and she is thoughtful, caring and interested in the world around and not in the demented world we have been suffering with until late.

I just wanted to share what food and good stuff can do.

I thought I lost my mother (because of her mind), but she is BACK! And I am glad and happy to have her here and to be able to help her. Now this is rewarding.

LastOne

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I'd find your post more believable if you hadn't included a commercial link or disabled descriptive information in your profile except just a caring statement.
I agree with you GA...
I'm sorry. I thought you'd want to know what we were using. Not all supplements are created equally. The Prevagen Site should have some research data about it, since it was something that was researched at UW-Madison.

No intentions or creating any $$ from telling you about it. I was just sharing information and where I get this from. So believe it or not - that's up to you.
My 94-year old mom was going downhill fast two months ago. She was sleeping most of the time when I called her, not eating, and not taking her medications. She was down to 107 pounds (from 160) and the village nurse who sees her monthly told me it might be time for hospice.

So I stepped in and started going to her independent living apartment every morning and making her a healthy breakfast (includes grains and fruit, some eggs, peanut butter) and making her a ready-to-eat lunch. Mom doesn't care for meat, so we're not doing any kind of meat, but an occasional biscuits and gravy breakfast or ham salad lunch sandwich. Any calorie is a good calorie in my book - so as much sugar as she wants, cereals and bread. My mom is eating a can of deluxe mixed nuts every few days and I couldn't be happier. She's gone from 107 lbs to 118 lbs in two months. She's more coherent (still no short-term memory unfortunately), her blood work is perfect and the village nurse said whatever I'm doing is working. She's also awake now whenever I call. I'm also getting her dressed every day, instead of leaving her in her pajamas like she was doing before I intervened.

So I tend to believe that any kind of intense intervention can cause a turnaround in an elder. I also think just being around someone (me) every morning has had a big effect on my mom - she's got someone interacting with her and checking on her and talking about the news of the day.

So while I don't doubt that your mom may be getting some benefit from your overall plan (I'd dispute the benefit of the fish oil though), I think 1. your daily attention and 2. your loving presence are just as important if not more important as anything you're *specifically* doing.
You know what??? It doesn't work.

And I'm in the same horrible boat I've been living with for the last 2.5 months. And I'm sick of it.
I'm sorry last one. I know what it's like for something to work and then bam back to square one. My poor mom tried every supplement that those big fake medical magazines spouted. Spent thousands of dollars. Paid 4k for a water system that changes acid to alkaline or water to wine. All bull. I knew it whenever she would plunk down her money for the next bottle of snake oil. Poor thing probably doesn't even remember any of the get well quick schemes.
Sometimes supplements and nutritional interventions work for a time, but none, so far, have been able to completely stop progress of this wretched disease.
I know this is a fossil post....but new things DO come up....and MIGHT be helpful.

It's a study about using good, _broad-spectrum_ probiotics supplement daily, to help decrease the severity of Alzheimer's.
IDK if it also helps other Dementias, but it very well might, since gut health is what every other system depends on.
I'm a RN and have a mother with alzehemiers and dementia and I wouldn't try prevagin without,her neurologist approval..but I,do like your other ideas about the sugar and bread.. yet I'm grateful to,get my mom to eat anything ,,,she is soo picky and loves the ensure,enliven I'm grateful for,that

Both my parents at AL want to start Prevagen after watching all those commercials 🙄

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