What if it's not dementia?
Lose your keys again? Be careful who you tell -- because next thing you know, everyone will be tossing around the "D" word.
It doesn't take much to get slapped with a dementia diagnosis these days, and it doesn't even matter if you don't actually have the brain-robbing condition. Suddenly, everyone -- your doctors and your own family -- will start treating you like an infant.
But here's the dirty secret about dementia and even Alzheimer's disease: Up to a third of the people who've been diagnosed with these conditions really have something else entirely -- and that "something" is often completely reversible.
"Every Alzheimer's expert living today has been fooled," admitted P. Murali Doraiswamy, chief of biological psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center, in a recent Wall Street Journal report.
If the experts can get this one wrong, you can bet your own doctor will too -- more often than he'll ever admit (even to himself). But don't be too hard on him: There are literally dozens of conditions and more than 100 drugs that can mimic dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
If you or someone you love has been hit with the "A" or "D" word, start with the drugs.
The prime suspects are usually the anticholinergic meds, such as antihistamines and sleeping pills, which are known to rot the brain and even lead to an early death in seniors.
But they're not the only drugs to watch out for.
Antidepressants, painkillers, stomach meds, and more -- including many over-the-counter drugs -- can also cause dementia-like symptoms in seniors. And in many cases, stopping the drugs will stop the "dementia," almost like magic.
That's not to say dementia isn't a real condition. It certainly is -- and while mainstream medicine says it's incurable, there are completely natural ways to slow, stop, and even reverse the damage.
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