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NeuronixAD is a little like going to the chiropractor every few weeks for back pain. You feel better, but the treatments don't make the underlying problem go away. After three to four weeks, most Alzheimer's patients show signs of earlier, less severe dementia stages. They talk better. They remember things better. They are more able to concentrate. They have fewer difficulties with tasks of daily living. But even though these improvements may last a year, or with another round of treatment, two, Alzheimer's inevitably comes back and deterioration occurs.
- People with Alzheimer's usually respond to a specific form of curcumin (the antioxidant found in turmeric) called Longvida. Although there are many excellent curcumin and turmeric products on the market, Longvida is the form of curcumin that can cross the blood-brain barrier to exert a healing effect on neurons. Laboratory tests at Ohio State University and the Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles have found that it stops the progression and even dissolves the plaques and tangles that "strangle" neurons in the Alzheimer's brain. It's inexpensive, it has very few and only minor side effects, and it's easy to find, although only Longvida has this brain benefit. Many families report that restores people with mild Alzheimer's to most of their normal function, enabling them to stay at home or even on the job. Longvida costs about $25 a month.
- While the NeuronixAD system is not available in North America, transcranial magnetic therapy is. It is usually marketed as a method of pain control. You need a doctor's prescription to get your insurance company to pay for the device, but you can buy one from the manufacturer or, if you have some skill with electrical work, build your own. Using this kind of device entirely on your own, however, is not without its dangers. Seizures have never been reported with NeuroAD, but they have been reported with home transcranial magnetic stimulation devices. Syncope, passing out, also occurs. Some people have experienced hearing loss, and stimulating the wrong parts of the brain (just wearing a head band, for example), can actually result in more memory problems. Magnet systems have been "too" successful in treating depression; sometimes an equally undesirable condition called hypomania may also occur.
Many people find many ways to help their loved ones do better with Alzheimer's. Maybe you will be the only person to notice, other than your loved one. Any kind of treatment for Alzheimer's that actually makes a difference is labor intensive, but if you love the person you care for, you will also be enriched.
There is just one other thing to remember about helping someone with dementia that experts often forget to mention. "Getting better" doesn't mean someone is normal. If your treatment improves dementia symptoms so that someone is more likely to get up and fall, or more likely to go exploring and get lost on the way, you need to take appropriate measures to help them avoid injury.