My sister was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease a couple of years ago. She is taking the meds her doctor has prescribed, but her son (who is her caregiver) decided to give her micro-doses of mushrooms to assist in her in reducing anxiety. He reads a lot of articles about mushroom use and is adament that they help her. She seems to have better days with clear speech and thoughts after she takes the mushrooms so she willingly takes them, but as a family we are concerned about her son taking this course of action on his own. We have discussed this with her doctor (who is an Alzheimer's expert) and he has advised her son that while mushrooms have been studied to assist with anxiety and depression, they do not help with Alzheimer's disease and they are illegal. Her son disregards this information and continues to provide her micro doses of mushrooms to help her feel better. As a family, we have tried to address the situation with him because we think the prescribed meds are the only meds she should be taking, but he disregards our input because he believes he is very knowledgeable about what he is doing and sees the results of the mushroom micro doses helping her. Any input on this topic is appreciated.