Hi All who are watching this thread. Here is the update:
My Dad is now 2 1/2 months on raw food. We went through some pretty major cleansing I think, he still has a lot of mucous clearing, but - he does not sleep as much as he used to. He did sleep pretty much the whole day before, only getting up for food when I got him up (about 4 times waking him up before he would finally drag himself out of bed in mid afternoon. Now he gets himself up about 10 -11, and stays up till after dinner at night.
He went through the period where it got worse, where he pretty much did not even know where his room was and how many children he had. I thought - Oh, dear, I finished off my father, and was really scared. That lasted about 2 weeks, but then he started improving and now he says himself - " I was a total zombie, but now I am only half a zombie".
I used to have to take him down to the bathroom and supervise him brushing his teeth and them had to make sure that he would get into his pyjamas, but now I can give him instructions "Go downstairs, brush your teeth first and then change into your pyjamas" and he will do it!
He still gets it wrong sometimes, I send him downstairs with instructions to vacuum his room and he will steam mop it instead, but that is a far cry from previous situation of him forgetting half way down the stairs what he was going downstairs for.
He is beginning to take initiative like getting dressed before he comes up and shaving. I took him to the doctor and he gave him an OK to start going to the gym and also the doctor thought that Dad is of sound enough mind to sign his own will! He was also OK with me taking him off all the medication, so I am very relieved that I must be doing something right.
My father inquired couple of days ago if I think that he might improve enough so that he might get to drive again :-) With cataracts in both eyes it probably might not be a good idea though LOL.
So, raw food definitely works for Dementia!
I took him to the specialist, but he said that he does not really need it as glasses will give Dad a much better sight anyway. I was not really pushing for it, because I have this theory that the cataracts might dissolve in time anyway on raw food :-)
Green smothies galore. Dad has at least 2-3 green smoothies a day. Any type of fruit half and half with lettuce, spinach, mint, basil, chinese greens or any other leafy edible greens and a bit of water. Problems with Alzhemer's patients is often not eating enough, but he now eats HEAPS because of green smoothies. I also add Chlorella or Spirulina to them, so they are SUPER green.
Later we usually do a nori wraps with vegetables. They are delicious if you put some hummus on them and all different veggies. That also supplies iodine because of nori. Evening, a big salad of different vegetables with nut mayonaise or basil pesto or a platter of fruit. Sometimes we just have a whole day of smoothies when my husband is away (he is the one that has to have variety).
I think that raw way of eating is the easiest way of living. I make dinner in 15 minutes, smoothies take me 5 minutes, and everybody loves them.
Agreed the cataracts can self correct. Also check out these resources for healing eye sight and cataracts:
http://www.thecureforblur.com/ This is a site from our own member, David
This is the best news ever! Congratulations!
This makes me feel so happy for you AND I am glad you posted your story. THank you for sharing.
Wow! It never ceases to amaze me how incredible this diet really is. I shouldn't be shocked, I should just know its the answer.... but I still have moments where I am blown away.
Remarkable! Your pa is blessed to have so caring a daughter on his side.
Thanks for the recognision, but I am also doing it for myself. On raw diet Dad is likely to live for another 20 years, I have to get him on his feet fast, otherwise I will be home bound forever. Also, I was really scared that I have a family predisposition to Dementia, since quite few people suffered with it, so I want to make sure that I find a cure for it. For me, getting Dementia and Alzheimer's would be my worst case scenario. I really love my brain :-)
I am incredibly relieved that I don't have to believe that it might be my destiny to get it. I used to worry myself sick every time I forgot to run an errand or misplaced my car. Now I know that it is only menopause LOL.
Thank you so much for sharing this information with us. Good luck with your Dad! Would love to hear about further progress!
we have a gentle man who lives two doors down from us - he is a very speical person but he has dementia and last few weeks he has stopped recognising his wife - they have geen together for 55 yrs.
she prays all the time to her god and wont listen to me about raw food - she keeps saying that jesus christ is going to heal him - it really upsets us in cases like this.
Another woman who has alzimers has given her entire properly to the local presperteiren church because she has no one - you should see what they feed her now - its almost like they want to kill her.
your dad is lucky to have you and your news is extremely exciting - thank you so much for taking your time to share your news.
I pray too. I always say "God, show me the way", not "God, here is the way I want it done". God ALWAYS answers.