I recently had a client inform me her mother had been diagnosed with high blood pressure. She encouraged her to try my High Blood Pressure program. Her mother suffered from dementia, so other treatment methods were difficult since they involved daily medication or other complicated steps.
While her blood pressure did go down, that wasnt the major point of her communication to me. It turns out that her mothers dementia symptoms greatly subsided once she started my program!
Dementia figuratively means, deprived of mind. It is a increasing decline in cognitive function which affects memory, attention, orientation, judgment language, motor and problem solving skills. Like vertigo which is basically dizziness due to a myriad of causes, dementia is not a disease per se but instead is caused by damage or disease.
Once thought of as part of the aging process, dementia is now thought to be a deterioration due to damage (stroke or other vascular damage, head trauma, alcoholism ” due to lack of thiamine and certain other vitamin deficiencies), or disease (Alzheimers ” the most common type of dementia, syphilis, Lewy bodies, brain tumors, Picks disease, HIV and/or AIDs, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Huntingtons disease and Multiple Sclerosis).
Common characteristic include moodiness, memory loss, and communication problems (including the ability to read and write). Most forms of dementia are progressive in nature. The sufferer will gradually find it difficult to perform everyday tasks and can eventually become unable to care for his/herself.
While no longer considered a normal part of aging, studies do reflect that dementia affects 1% of the population over the age of 60, that number doubling every five years after. Interestingly enough, those who are bi or multi-lingual have tend to experience symptoms an average of 4 years later. Use it or lose it, definitely figures in.
Dementia can be dismissed from consideration through Blood tests, CT, PET and MRI scans due to certain diseases or injuries (stroke). However, for many, mental and cognitive tests are required.
A doctor should take into account ones socio-economic, cultural and educational background when administering the test. Just as many claim IQ tests are biased, it is sometimes not easy to know what normal is for a patient.
Risk factors include smoking and drinking (alcohol), due to the fact that it puts one at an increased risk for vascular diseases, which in turn puts one at risk for dementia. Additionally, high cholesterol and diabetes can contribute.
Regardless of how the dementia occurs, whether it is through brain trauma such as stroke or Alzheimers disease, the reason for the dementia is LACK of OXYGEN to vital parts of the brain. Some types of dementia can be reversed while others cant.
However, do not consider having dementia a death sentence, even if your doctor claims otherwise. New research is emerging on the effects of oxygen on already damaged tissues in the brain. The most important key is delivering the oxygen to the necessary areas of the brain. Worst case, you dont want the dementia to progress.
I highly suggest my programs due to the fact that they are completely natural, relaxation and breathing exercises specifically designed to get blood/oxygen to your major organs, including the brain. I highly recommend my Alzheimers program which will be coming soon!