More than 40% of dementia diagnoses have been shown to be wrong. Here’s what may really be going on.
Imagine this nightmare. For the last few years your mother has had serious memory problems. She gets lost driving. She repeats the same question to you over and over again. She can’t process new information. She loses her train of thought in mid-sentence. A CT scan comes back with a diagnosis of early Alzheimer’s disease. The doctors offer a prescription with little encouragement it will work.
Do you despair?
A new program from UCLA and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging offers new hope. In the first study of its kind, researchers have proved that natural therapies can not only slow the progress of dementia but can actually reverse it.