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Has Alzheimer, loss of memory, celiac disease. Naturopathic Rx, namenda, aricept. Will chelatium therapy work?

My sister has alzheimer s and I am looking for naturopathic Rx in addition to the Aricept and Namenda. I have researched and there are so many beneficial suppliments. I need help with a good regieme. Her memory has deteriorated over the past year. She is intelligent and wants her independence, but is admitting to having alzheimers and wants help. I question true alzheimer s as being the diagnosis. She was diagnosed with celiac disease and stayed away from gluten for years. Also, she has always cooked with aluminum (we grew up with food cooked in aluminum ). Is there a test for aluminum toxicity? Also, does chelatium therapy work? Could we test for deficiencies?
Asked On : Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
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The diagnosis for Alzheimer's disease is problematic because it is a diagnosis by exclusion. No specific test exists to prove Alzheimer's disease. A neurologist should exclude every other possibility including toxins. Tests do exist to check for Aluminum Toxicity. Only once toxicity is proven could one consider treatments to remedy it including chelation therapy. My first suggestion is that she sees a neurologist for a second opinion to confirm the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Currently a lot of promising results are forthcoming due to research into Alzheimer's disease. There is to my knowledge no correlation between celiac disease and Alzheimer's. I trust you find this information helpful
Answered: Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Gustav Gous's  Response
Welcome to HCM.
The diagnosis for Alzheimer's disease is problematic because it is a diagnosis by exclusion. No specific test exists to prove Alzheimer's disease. A neurologist should exclude every other possibility including toxins. Tests do exist to check for Aluminum Toxicity. Only once toxicity is proven could one consider treatments to remedy it including chelation therapy. My first suggestion is that she sees a neurologist for a second opinion to confirm the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Currently a lot of promising results are forthcoming due to research into Alzheimer's disease. There is to my knowledge no correlation between celiac disease and Alzheimer's. I trust you find this information helpful
Answered: Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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