I am so frightened and sad at losing my beloved husband who is only 67 and has had dementia since his early 60's. I am taking him for IV treatments to include chelation to eliminate plaque in the brain, vitamins, glutathione. The nurse practitioner says that they are necessary for him and that these IV treatments are not harmful. I am not sure. And I don't know if they have helped at all as he is still declining. Would he have declined faster has he not received these treatments?
I have also taken him to a hyperbaric chamber to get more oxygen into his body and brain. I pay for all of this out of pocket.
We have visited a hormone doctor and gotten on lots of specific supplements and testosterone.
We have also gone to a nutritionist to see what nutrients he needs in foods or vitamins. And an herbalogist to see what herbs might help.
We see our primary (who is not a gerontologist) physician, a psychiatrist, a sleep specialist, a neurologist. We have had an MRI, EEG, psychoneurological testing, anything they recommend.
I have had his ears, eyes, teeth, blood, feet checked to make sure he is healthy. He seems to be losing his sense of pain as he is now cutting his big toe nail off the skin.
If I should stop these treatments outside of his Aricept and fluvoxin, can I deal with the guilt of thinking I am not doing EVERYTHING that can help him in any way.
He is very gentle and is happy to sit in front of the TV and watch the same shows over and over again. As long as he gets his meals and I take him out sometimes, he is very happy.
Do you think that I am overdoing his treatments? What would you do if you were in my position?