Could the end of Alzheimer’s be within reach? In my last article you discovered just how prevalent the risk of Alzheimer’s is to everyone and what a deadly disease it is where “you die before you die”. You also discovered that the time to deal with it is now. Long before even the thought of having it crosses most people’s minds. If you’re still naïve enough to think that modern medicine will have the cure for you, you’re sadly mistaken.
The 7 Stages Of Alzheimer’s
The most common classification from a timeline perspective is to place the progression of Alzheimer’s into seven stages as follows;
Stage 1: No Impairment
There are absolutely no symptoms of Alzheimer’s even though the disease process has started. In all likelihood, the disease process started at least 20 years earlier.
Stage 2: Very Mild Decline
Minor memory problems are noted. These are almost always attributed to age or stress, often even joked about. The person will still do well on standard memory tests and neither family nor doctor is likely to suspect that anything is wrong.
Stage 3: Mild Decline
Family members may begin to notice cognitive problems. This may include finding the right word during conversations, difficulty with remembering names of new acquaintances and losing personal possessions.
Stage 4: Moderate Decline
Symptoms of Alzheimer’s are now apparent including having difficulty with;
- Simple arithmetic
- Poor short-term memory
- An inability to manage finances
- Forgetting details about your/their life
Sadly, this is usually the stage when Alzheimer’s is first diagnosed. On average people live between four and eight years following diagnosis.
Stage 5: Moderately Severe Decline
At this stage people will begin to need help with many day-to-day activities including getting dressed. The inability to recall simple details about themselves and significant confusion are prevalent. They can still maintain functionality such as bathing and using the toilet. Also, they usually still know their family members.
Stage 6: Severe Decline
Constant supervision is necessary, usually of a professional nature. Symptoms include;
- Unawareness of their surroundings
- An inability to recognize faces except for maybe their closest friends and family
- Loss of bladder and bowel control
- Major personality changes and behavioral problems
- The need for assistance with toileting and bathing
Stages 7: Very Severe Decline
This is the final stage of Alzheimer’s and you are near death. People lose the ability to communicate and may eventually lose their ability to swallow.
For a progressive disease that begins 20 years before stage 1 and isn’t diagnosed until stage 4, where most people die 4 to 8 years later. The problems are obvious. To make matters worse, current medical treatment involves drug use and failed vaccine trials. None of which have ever been shown to cure, prevent, stop or even slow the progression of Alzheimer’s to any appreciable degree. The toll to both the Alzheimer’s patient as well as the caregiver is almost unimaginable.
There is currently no drug or medical treatment of any kind that is able to cure, prevent or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s to any appreciable degree.
The End Of Alzheimer’s?
With all the best of intentions, obviously the current approach to Alzheimer’s is dead wrong because it simply doesn’t work. The bigger question is why? Here’s why: there are three main theories accepted by the vast majority of the medical community as to the mechanism of Alzheimer’s, dementia and age-related memory loss.
1. The Cholinergic Hypothesis – Alzheimer’s is caused by the reduced synthesis of the
2. Beta-amyloid protein plaque build-up
3. Tau Hypothesis – Tau protein forms neurofibrillary tangles inside the nerve cell bodies.
It’s not necessarily that these three theories are wrong. In fact they do happen, but rather they’re not the cause of Alzheimer’s. This explains why all the drugs that have been developed over the years have failed miserably. Yet modern medicine refuses to change its approach.
It was over 100 years ago that Dr. Alzheimer autopsied the brain of his dementia patient. Found plaques and decided that the plaques must be the cause of the disease. However, it was just last week that Dr. Oz perpetuated this idea with the announcement that new blood tests may be able to discover this plaque earlier. Sadly, that won’t help.
Plaque build-up is not the cause of Alzheimer’s
but rather the body’s response to protect brain cells from infection, toxins and inflammation
Alzheimer’s Treatment – What Is The Answer?
The answer as discussed in detail in my new book as well as my free masterclass is this. Understand that based on the latest science Alzheimer’s has 6 major causes and 36 subsets thereof. As such, the appropriate testing specific to your cause (unlike the testing currently done by most doctors and most hospitals) is required if we are ever to prevent this dreaded disease.
However, there’s good news! By taking this approach Alzheimer’s is preventable. In fact there are a growing amount of documented case studies in the scientific literature that Alzheimer’s is even reversible as late as stage 3.
The nightmare of Alzheimer’s is preventable
and in some cases even reversible
So What’s Next?
In my next article I’ll talk about early-onset Alzheimer’s and the role that genetics play in this dreaded disease. If you’d like you can skip ahead and read my book “The Science of Brain Health – The Simple 7 Step Solution to Prevent the Nightmare of Alzheimer’s”.
Also, you can watch my masterclass “Brain Health for Life – The New Science-based Approach to Maintain Razor Sharp Memory, Laser Focused Learning and Prevent Brain Decline without Drugs Even if Your Genetics and Age Say Otherwise”.