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Adult Dementia
Posted by: Charles
Date: July 21, 2004 11:18 PM

My mother-in-law has developed dementia and recently has become randomly aggressive in her behavior. I would like to know if chelation therapy (removal of metabolic and other toxins) could influence her condition.

RE: Adult Dementia
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: July 22, 2004 2:47 PM

That will depend on the diagnosis. The most likely possibilities are: (1) plain garden variety senile dementia, (2) arteriosclerotic dementia, (3) Alzheimer's, (4) brain timor. In the case of arteriosclerotic dementia, IV EDTA chelation is usually of great benefit. Even if your MIL has #1 or #3, if there is also an arteriosclerotic component, EDTA will help. Diagnosis is critically important. Are you pursuing a proper diagnosis? If so, has the doctor arrived at one? What studies have been done? Has your MIL had strokes? What is yer age?

RE: Adult Dementia
Posted by: Charles
Date: July 23, 2004 12:32 AM

My MIL is 81. She has developed dementia over the past 36-40 months. She has seen a neurologist who recently feels based on testing and behavior observations, that she has Lewy Bodies Dementia. Currently she is undergoing a 2 week evaluation process. She has reacted negatively to several different medications that have been tried on her to curb her aggression. Her aggression seems to be random, no real common thread for what triggers it. There has not been evidence of strokes but she could have had some very minor ones based on subjective physical signs. At the same time she exhibits some of the trembling, unstable signs associated with Parkinson's. It is my feeling that her overall metabolic biochemistry is out of balance in such a fashion that a serious disease state has settled in and is proceeding to worsen. The use of chelation therapy might remove a large population of "toxins" that could begin a process to reverse or stablize this disease state and at the same time bring some emotional relief to family members as well as to her.

RE: Adult Dementia
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: July 23, 2004 1:28 AM

The first rule of medicine is "Do no harm" and chelation therapy is surely relatively safe. It will remove excess calcium and heavy metals as well as recharge her magnesium stores. At best it might help her a lot, and probably the worst would be that nothing happens.

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