7 Conditions Masquerading As Dementia

25 Feb

Finding Truth In an Illusory World

7 Conditions Masquerading As DementiaMore than 40% of dementia diagnoses have been shown to be wrong.  Here’s what may really be going on.  

Imagine this nightmare. For the last few years your mother has had serious memory problems.  She gets lost driving.  She repeats the same question to you over and over again.  She can’t process new information.  She loses her train of thought in mid-sentence.  A CT scan comes back with a diagnosis of early Alzheimer’s disease.  The doctors offer a prescription with little encouragement it will work.

Do you despair?

A new program from UCLA and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging offers new hope.  In the first study of its kind, researchers have proved that natural therapies can not only slow the progress of dementia but can actually reverse it.

In a paper titled “

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2 Responses to “7 Conditions Masquerading As Dementia”

  1. aussieian2011 February 25, 2016 at 1:09 pm #

    A very sad condition and hopefully, in the not too distant future, science will find a cure.
    It’s not till someone we know is afflicted do we actually appreciate the devastating effects of Dementia.

    • auntyuta February 26, 2016 at 7:30 am #

      Thanks for commenting, dear Ian. This reblogged article may actually help to fight the devastating effects of dementia. I just put a few thoughts about what I got from the article in a diary post:

      https://auntyuta.com/2016/02/26/utas-diary-towards-the-end-of-february-2016/

      I know, it is not very easy to stick to a healthy life-style. However, if you think of the consequences of an unhealthy life-style, I think it is well worth the effort trying to adopt a very much healthier life-style and avoiding having to rely on some kind of medication indefinitely.

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