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I tried this last autumn with my husband who now is classified as having severe mixed dementia. The doctor thought it would be ok with his other drugs.There was a craze for using turmeric as a way of preventing/improving dementia a few years back,
My husband was Indian and took Turmeric all his life before anything was known about its` properties. I suppose there is always the exception to the rule but really dementia still seems a puzzle and barely related to lifestyle.I wonder how much dementia there is in countries where turmeric is used in cooking all the time, it would be interesting to find out
Hope for others , I took part in a DNA test at Glasgow Memory Clinic, looking for a marker on gene APOE on people between 65 and 75 without memory problems.This is what we have. While research is ongoing all over the world there is hope.
And who mostly live to strict routines and who are in many ways cared for by their communities. No mortgages, bills, few decisions to make.It would be interesting to know the incidence of dementia among all cloistered religious communities, people who aren`t in paid employment or who don`t have family responsibilities.
I'm on this. Scored ap3/4 so have had medical and MRI scan so far. Booked in for petscan on MondayI just looked up Izzy’s link above. I think that answers my question.
Good to follow the rest to Drug Discovery .
Maybe hope for others in the future .
Hope for others , I took part in a DNA test at Glasgow Memory Clinic, looking for a marker on gene APOE on people between 65 and 75 without memory problems.
There are lifestyles which can effect chances of getting Alzheimer ‘s, an interesting experience knowing my result will help research.
Also I wanted to know what my chances are, if I can do something to prevent it happening to me. I can prepare myself if necessary. Lifestyle changes.
I would encourage volunteers to help this research , they are still needing more.
You don’t have to get your results if you feel you don’t want to know, I did find it reassuring.
Interesting my husband also worked shifts, didn't get much sleep and has early onset dementia. I have just finished a book on sleep which spoke about the different stages of sleep and the risks of lack of sleepI believe too much stress & not enough down time for the brain (sleep) might have a lot to do with this illness. My husband worked shift work and there were days/nights when he went to work with little or no sleep. He worked for mostly auto companies where he was a supervisor and they had to produce results.