Registered User
Apr 8, 2008
Hello, have just registered and dont really know much about computers so hope i am doing this right. Was just wondering if anyone has read a book by Tom Warren called beating alzheimers? and if so have you tried any of the suggestions such as getting silver (mercury fillings) removed?

My dad was diagnosed with alzheimers 2yrs ago and since medicine can offer no cure, we are trying the alternative route. He is taking loads of vitamins as well as aricept and is remaining stable. Has anyone had fillings removed and felt better?


Registered User
Mar 27, 2008
Hello Danniv3

I'm afraid I don't know anything about the fillings issue and I haven't read the book you mention but I do want to say welcome to Talking Point and you did manage the computer o.k. and got your message through. I'm fairly new myself but I have found the site very supportive and I hope you do too.

Very best wishes.



Registered User
Aug 29, 2006
SW Scotland
Hi danniv3

Welcome to TP, you've managed fine.

Regarding amalgam fillings, I know nothing apart from what I've read, but apparently it can do more harm than good to remove them.

Whereas there may be some leaching of mercury into the system from the fillings, but the removal can considerably more absorption of mercury. This can be dangerous in conditions like Alzheimer's.

This site explains it better: to safe removal of amalgam fillings

The following groups of individuals should be especially carefully with amalgam removal and consider seeking professional support due to their documented impaired detoxification mechanisms:

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Alzheimer’s Disease
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)
Quite honestly, although there is no cure for AD, I wouldn't do anything without consulting your dad's consultant.


Registered User
Mar 21, 2003
Hi danniv3

Just to second Hazel's comments on the dangers of removing amalgam fillings. I've also read the same advice on a few sites when I did some research. I have a mouthful of fillings and wouldn't even consider taking such drastic action.

I know some dentist specialise in doing this and the key is obviously to minimise the absorption during the process.

Also, just to say I know many people my age (44) and much older with a mouthful of amalgam filling and without even a hint of dementia.

It was the BBC Panorama programme about 10 years ago that started the scare if I remember correctly. Remember watching it with my dad. There was also much research at the time showing no evidence but this was ignored by the programme - not the first time Panorama have done this.

That said, what do I know. I still do not know what to believe these days without any really conclusive research on alzhiemers surfacing. Sometimes I feel we are no nearer to finding the cause than we were 10 years ago. Basically, I still have absolutely no idea why my dad has this terrible illness.

On a more positive note, the Aricept also really made a difference with dad so glad you are getting the same results.

Good luck


Registered User
Feb 13, 2008
Well all I can say is that dad has false teeth and has been down the line of alternative remedies which he totally believes in. But it hasn't stopped the dementia and now he doesnt even know what one day is from the other. But still thinks that if he went to Holland and Barrat they would make things better for him.
Although he wouldnt even know how to get to H& B anymore.

Grannie G

Volunteer Moderator
Apr 3, 2006
I have to support what Andrea says.

We have spent a fortune in the past on vitamins and supplements, my husband was vegetarian, exercised regularly and lead a very healthy life style. He still believes homeopathic or herbal remedies could cure his Alzheimers.

Oh, and he has never had a filling in his life.


Registered User
Aug 29, 2006
SW Scotland
I'm 70, with a mouth full of amalgam, but I reckon I'm still pretty sharp except when I get the stress-induced cotton:eek: wool head!