False Alzheimer’s Diagnosis
Sadly, many symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Dementia are also symptoms of other conditions that can easily be treated if recognized.
Sometimes Alzheimer’s symptoms are just that, symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s symptoms can also at times be signs of rare brain disorders.
However, over 100 other conditions, from vitamin and hormone deficiencies can mimic Alzheimer’s disease.
Symptoms such as personality changes, loss of memory and confusion can also be side effects from medication. Drugs such as many antihistamines, antianxiety drugs, muscle relaxants and sleeping pills, block the brain chemical acetylcholine, which sends signals in the nervous system. It is the same chemical that many Alzheimer’s medications boost. Cholesterol-reducing statins have also been linked to brain fog in some people. Living with a diagnosis of Dementia or Alzheimer’s is not just challenge for the person with the symptoms or sickness, but the family and loved ones as well. If you have any concerns about sudden personality changes, confusion, brain fog, or memory loss please contact me so we can explore all the possible reasons for the symptoms and determine a course of action.
Best in health,
David Bibbey, L.Ac.
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