Recommendations for Dementia Patients (and Their Relatives)
Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA
Don’t accept a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease until all other possible, treatable causes have been excluded.
In my opinion, the three specific disorders which must always be excluded before Alzheimer’s disease is diagnosed are: prescription drug side effects; vitamin B12 deficiency and normal pressure hydrocephalus. Each of those disorders can be treated easily and quickly. I fear far too many patients are being mistakenly diagnosed as suffering from Alzheimer’s disease – simply because this is the default diagnosis routinely adopted by family doctors.
And please remember that advice given by the medical establishment may well be wrong.
So, for example, in the UK, the advice given officially by the NHS is often inaccurate or misleading.
It is also vital to remember that the blood values used by laboratories are usually far too low.
The incidence of vitamin B12 deficiency is so common that even healthy individuals over 60 should have their B12 levels measured every three years or so.
Indeed, it would probably be wiser to give everyone over 60 vitamin B12 injections every three months. This would be much more useful than giving them all influenza shots.
It won’t happen, of course.
There is far more profit to be made out of giving a vaccination than there is out of giving a vitamin B12 injection.
Taken from Dementia Myth by Vernon Coleman, published as an eBook and a paperback on Amazon.
Copyright Vernon Coleman 2019