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Dementia - Treatment by Dr. Deoshlok Sharma

Demetia Or Alzheimer’s Disease
Senile dementia/Alzheimer’s type (SDAT)
Alzheimer’s disease (AD), one form of dementia, is a progressive, degenerative brain disease. It affects memory, thinking, and behavior.
Memory impairment is a necessary feature for the diagnosis of this or any type of dementia. Change in one of the following areas must also be present: language, decision-making ability, judgment, attention, and other areas of mental function and personality.
The rate of progression is different for each person. If AD develops rapidly, it is likely to continue to progress rapidly. If it has been slow to progress, it will likely continue on a slow course.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
More than 4 million Americans currently have AD. The older you get, the greater your risk of developing AD, although it is not a part of normal aging. Family history is another common risk factor.
In addition to age and family history, risk factors for AD may include:
· Longstanding high blood pressure
· History of head trauma
· High levels of homocysteine (a body chemical that contributes to chronic illnesses such as heart disease, depression, and possibly AD)
· Female gender — because women usually live longer than men, they are more likely to develop AD
There are two types of AD — early onset and late onset. In early onset AD, symptoms first appear before age 60. Early onset AD is much less common, accounting for only 5-10% of cases. However, it tends to progress rapidly.
The cause of AD is not entirely known but is thought to include both genetic and environmental factors. A diagnosis of AD is made based on characteristic symptoms and by excluding other causes of dementia.
Prior theories regarding the accumulation of aluminum, lead, mercury, and other substances in the brain leading to AD have been disproved. The only way to know for certain that someone had AD is by microscopic examination of a sample of brain tissue after death.
The brain tissue shows “neurofibrillary tangles” (twisted fragments of protein within nerve cells that clog up the cell), “neuritic plaques” (abnormal clusters of dead and dying nerve cells, other brain cells, and protein), and “senile plaques” (areas where products of dying nerve cells have accumulated around protein). Although these changes occur to some extent in all brains with age, there are many more of them in the brains of people with AD.
The destruction of nerve cells (neurons) leads to a decrease in neurotransmitters (substances secreted by a neuron to send a message to another neuron). The correct balance of neurotransmitters is critical to the brain.
By causing both structural and chemical problems in the brain, AD appears to disconnect areas of the brain that normally work together.
About 10 percent of all people over 70 have significant memory problems and about half of those are due to AD. The number of people with AD doubles each decade past age 70. Having a close blood relative who developed AD increases your risk.
Early onset disease can run in families and involves autosomal dominant, inherited mutations that may be the cause of the disease. So far, three early onset genes have been identified.
Late onset AD, the most common form of the disease, develops in people 60 and older and is thought to be less likely to occur in families. Late onset AD may run in some families, but the role of genes is less direct and definitive. These genes may not cause the problem itself, but simply increase the likelihood of formation of plaques and tangles or other AD-related pathologies in the brain.

In the early stages, the symptoms of AD may be subtle and resemble signs that people mistakenly attribute to “natural aging.” Symptoms often include:
· Repeating statements
· Misplacing items
· Having trouble finding names for familiar objects
· Getting lost on familiar routes
· Personality changes
· Losing interest in things previously enjoyed
· Difficulty performing tasks that take some thought, but used to come easily, like balancing a checkbook, playing complex games (such as bridge), and learning new information or routines
In a more advanced stage, symptoms are more obvious:
· Forgetting details about current events
· Forgetting events in your own life history, losing awareness of who you are
· Problems choosing proper clothing
· Hallucinations, arguments, striking out, and violent behavior
· Delusions, depression, agitation
· Difficulty performing basic tasks like preparing meals and driving
At end stages of AD, a person can no longer survive without assistance. Most people in this stage no longer:
· Understand language
· Recognize family members
· Perform basic activities of daily living such as eating, dressing, and bathing

Signs and tests
The first step in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease is to establish that dementia is present. Then, the type of dementia should be clarified. A health care provider will take a history, do a physical exam (including a neurological exam), and perform a mental status examination.
Tests may be ordered to help determine if there is a treatable condition that could be causing dementia or contributing to the confusion of AD. These conditions include thyroid disease, vitamin deficiency, brain tumor, drug and medication intoxication, chronic infection, anemia, and severe depression.
Tests that are often done to evaluate or exclude other causes of dementia include computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and blood tests.
In the early stages of dementia, brain image scans may be normal. In later stages, an MRI may show a decrease in the size of the cortex of the brain or of the area of the brain responsible for memory (the hippocampus). While the scans do not confirm the diagnosis of AD, they do exclude other causes of dementia (such as stroke and tumor).
Alumina-A person who are very sad and of variabable very moody, very hasty and very much hurried with a great mental confusion and even make mstakes in writing and speaking and also about their own identity; exaggerate time and distance- an hour seems a day and short distance seems too long ;very impulsive when he sees sharp distance seems too long;who are very impulsive.Memory weakness, Alzheimers diseases , senility and dementia are the diseases that are caused. The consiousness of reality and judgement is also disturbed.Confusion to their own personal identity . when he sees or states something, he has the feeling , as though another person had said or seen it or as though he was placed in another person and could see only..

Cordyceps- (Caterpillar fungus) this medicine is prepared from caterpillar fungus a tibetan mushroom. which is use to prepare medicinal dose; like mother tinture, pills, and all potencies. over thousand of years ago a tibetan hardsman in the Himalayas observed their yaks becoming vitalized after eating the fungus cordyceps. So it was proved that cordyceps is an energy and stamina booster. It increases athletic performance especially in long distance races. Chronic fatigue. Shortness of Breath. Weak stemina, mountain sickness, lack of strength and endurance, mental , physical exhaustion due to over work . Alzheimer’s diseases, sexual debility. Nerve weakness, Diseases like :- Altitude sickness, Alzheimer’s disease, Anemia, Asthma, Bronchitis, Chronic fatigue, Emaciation,Exhaustion,Hepatitis, mental weakness, senility, shortness of breath, Tuberculosis.are the diseases which are cured by this medicine that is CORDYCEPS.

Genko Biloba- Mentally weak and exhausted. Poor concentration. Dullness of mind. Loss of memory and inability to solve mental tasks. Absendt-minded and forgetful. Senility and Alzheimer’s Disease. Sensation of mental fatigue . Mental work is an effort to carry out .
Hellibourus Niger - Very irritable and easily angered , dull, stupid. Woeful and melancholic does not like to be disturbed. Consolation Aggravates most of the complains.Silent and extremely anguished. When questioned, answers slowly, giving picture of acute idiocy.

Nux Moschata- Absent Minded and thus cannot think or concentrate the mind on anything; indifferent and not intrested in any thing for self or others; Very much forgetful due to extreme weakness of memory, so much , that he cannot recognize a well known street and connot remmber any thing.Again he uses wrong workds due to vanishig of thoughts while reading, talking or writing. Again his mood is frequently chainging one moment laughing and next moment crying. sudden change from grave to gay and from lovely to serene.

Zinc- Muddled. Brain-fag. Weak Memory, very sensitive to noise. Averse to work to talk, Fretful, Melancholia. Lethergic stupid. Easily startled, excited or intoxicated. Forgetful. sensitive to othere talking and noise. weeps on angry.
Other following drugs will be consider for this disease -
Agaricus, Ambra G., Belladonna, Hyos, Lilium Tig, Nat Sulph, Phosphoric acid, Phosphorus, pic Acid, Nux vomica, Phosphorus.

By Dr Deoshlok Sharma
  deoshlok on 2006-06-22
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
concerning my mom....age 76
-dementia, takes airecept
-temeperal arteritis takes -predisone for 7 yrs.
-had alopecia at age 17
-has polymyalgia rheumatica
-laminectomy 2 yrs ago
-puliminary fibrosis
-quit smoking 18 yrs ago
-noticed a decline after every surgery.
-very sensitive to anestesia and any painkillers that are narcotics.

-takes airecept for approx. 3yrs.
-feels better in a familiar environment.
-does not like to be away from husband
-very sensitive to bright light, noise, and if she is hot or cold. becomes very agitated. expects other people to constantly make adjustments to suit her needs.
-loss of smell
-forgets how to cook
-sleep, not bad, wakes to urinate, sometimes has dreams that wake up my dad.
-hallucinates to a certain degree, thinks she see a dog in the room, or thinks their are people in the room, not always though......
- can not stand any thing that fits snug, lie a bra or pants. like to wear dresses.
-Interrupts when people are talking, about a totally different subject.
-fears being left alone, can't leave her alone at all. get's very upset.
-food desires; lamb chops, crab cakes. quiche, ice cream, fruits, vegtables.
food adversions; chewy meat, cream sauces.
- likes to drink cold water
-was always a very organized person w/ a very clean house.
-house still looks nice and tidy, but not as clean.
renee62 last decade
forgot to mention that a naturopath reccomende that she take Phosphorus LM1 1 tsp mixed with 4oz of water and take 1tsp from that 1x a day
renee62 last decade
Thank you Renee for having bumped up this very comprehensive article by Deoshlok Sharma on Alzheimers Disease which dates back to 2006.

I have a patient who suffers from Parkinson's Disease and if Deoshlok sees this post, can he please share his knowledge and experience with us if he has treated Parkinson's successfully?

In the case of your Mother may I suggest that you give her Arnica 1M in the Wet dose twice daily made precisely as follows:

The Wet dose of any Homeopathic remedy is made up as follows:

Order the remedy in a 5ml Ethanol pack also known as Liquid Dilution.
Get a 500ml bottle of Spring Water from the nearest supermarket.
Pour out about 3cm of water from the bottle to leave some airspace.
Insert 3 drops of the remedy into the bottle and shake it hard to produce bubbles.
This is homeopathic succussion and must be done every time before a capful of the bottle which is the dose is sipped as directed.

Please report her response in a week.
Joe De Livera last decade
My aunt has been suffering from dementia for the past 3 years. She is 59 yeras old. she has been a very active,well-read and independent person throughout,with very good communication skills. But now she stammers, forgets words,has no sense of time or date, can't find the way to the bathroom even, in a new place.Her symptoms get worse by evening.Can still read a bit, but is slowly forgetting how to write. Is quite depressed too because of her condition. Has problems performing normal tasks like switching on the TV. She is presently taking Aricept. Can homeopathy help her. Please advise.
naina_20 last decade
To Naina

It is very likely that your aunt can also be helped with the same therapy I have prescribed to the last patient and I shall copy my prescription below. Report her response in a week after you start on this therapy.

In the case of your aunt you can give her Arnica 1M in the Wet dose twice daily made precisely as follows:

The Wet dose of any Homeopathic remedy is made up as follows:

Order the remedy in a 5ml Ethanol pack also known as Liquid Dilution.
Get a 500ml bottle of Spring Water from the nearest supermarket.
Pour out about 3cm of water from the bottle to leave some airspace.
Insert 3 drops of the remedy into the bottle and shake it hard to produce bubbles.
This is homeopathic succussion and must be done every time before a capful of the bottle which is the dose is sipped as directed.

Please report her response in a week.
Joe De Livera last decade
Thank you for your response. Will surely try this remedy. Is spring water the same as bottled mineral water. I live in a small place, am not sure about the availability of spring water. please reply.
naina_20 last decade
If you live in India or Pakistan Spring Water is the water marketed under the brand Bisleri, Nestles and others I am not aware of as I live in Sri Lanka. It is sold in the supermarkets in your city.

If as you state you live in a small place, you can use well water preferably boiled and filtered.

Water from the mains is chlorinated and you can use it after boiling to release the Chlorine and cooling.
Joe De Livera last decade
Dear Dr. Sharma,
thanks for the clarification. Will start the remedy as soon as we get the medicine. Can you please clear one more doubt. Do we use a new bottle of water eveytime a dose is to be taken, or the same bottle is repeated everytime.I just want to be sure and not do anything wrong as her condition is worsening everyday.
naina_20 last decade
Deoshlok Sharma has not visited this thread since June 2006.
Joe De Livera last decade
I think you use it from the same bottle. You just succuss it again before each use.
renee62 last decade
thanks. sorry i got mixed up with the name. will try the remedy from tomorrow.
naina_20 last decade
Joe, I'm curious why do you suggest Arnica for dementia verses other remedies that mention dementia?
renee62 last decade

Please note that the Potency of the Arnica I used is important.

It must be 1M and it must be used in the Wet dose.
Joe De Livera last decade
Joe, Looks like you prescribe Arnica pretty much for any disease. Why?

If it has worked for you as mentioned in the post :


It is not guaranteed that it will work for others too.

SheetalJain last decade
please tell me which remedy to try. Are there other medicines for dementia which can prove more effective? Would only like to try the best remedy without losing more time as her condition is quite bad.
naina_20 last decade
To Naina

Your aunt should hopefully show some signs of improvement within 48 hours by using:

Arnica 1M in the Wet dose taken twice daily. Please follow the instructions below precisely as prescribed:

The Wet dose of any Homeopathic remedy is made as follows:

Order the remedy in the Ethanol pack also referred to as Liquid Dilution in some countries.
Get a 500ml bottle of Spring Water from the nearest supermarket.
Pour out about 3cm of water from the bottle to leave some airspace.
Insert 3 drops of the remedy into the bottle and shake the bottle hard before you sip a capfull which is the dose.
Shaking the bottle hard is homeopathic succussion and this shaking must be done every time before a capful of the bottle or a large teaspoonful of the remedy is sipped as directed.

Report her response in 3 days after you start on this therapy.
Joe De Livera last decade
To Sheetal

A brief answer to your question as to the reason why I use Arnica extensively is because I have discovered that it has so many ailments that are not covered in the standard Repertories and MM's. I have personally found many other ailments and diseases that Arnica has helped and if you are interested to read my research on Arnica you are invited to visit:

Joe De Livera last decade
Thank you. Will start this remedy from tomorrow and will share the response in 3 days.
naina_20 last decade
Joe, I forget why you use a remedy in the wet dose verses a pellet under the tongue? Is it more potent this way? Also,Using 1m verses lets say 30c. Thanks, Renee
renee62 last decade
It will take too long for me to reply your question.

Suffice it to say that I have ample evidence to prove that the Wet dose is by far more potent than the Dry pellets but there are some cases when the pellets are called for in the therapy.

Click on my name and read the many posts I have made on this Forum to understand my therapy which has worked in so many cases in curing thousands of patients who have presented their ailments on this Forum
Joe De Livera last decade
thanks Joe, I have read some of your cases thru the years, and enjoy it very much.....
I do love arnica and use it for my children when they have sports injuries.

I am so undecided on what to try for my mom. It's a toss up between arnica and alumina. I also was reading about anacardium, which seemed to have more of my moms symptoms compared to other remedies. I am so confused as to what to try first. I'm thinking I will try arnica 1st......
renee62 last decade
Hi Joe, Having a hard time finding arnica 1m liquid dilution. they have 200c. any idea of where to get that?
renee62 last decade
Hi Joe, I can't seem to locate arnica 1m liquid. 200c in pellet form. any suggestions?
renee62 last decade
You can mail order from the following manufacturers:



Hahnemann Laboratories


Homeopathy Overnight

Natural Health Supply

Natural Living Products--Bengal Allen remedy kits


Washington Homeopathics
Joe De Livera last decade
Thank you!!!!

okay, i check a few sites. Maybe I'm typing it wrong. Am I looking for arnica 1m liquid?
renee62 last decade

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