Warning ~ Watch with Empathy
An intense portrayal of a family of three women. A young girl, her mother who care-takes her mother with Alzheimer's disease. Over the course of one-day we learn the characterization and relationships of this trio. What incredible play on emotions, loss, determination, moments of recognition, life. I am presently reading "Dancing with Rose" finding life in the land of alzheimer's by Lauren Kessler. It is highly recommended reading to learn the inside story and what goes on in a residential care facility. Lauren goes "under cover" as an attendant and finds the beauty in these lost souls. She actually loves her work after a year of guilt from the loss and poor treatment of her own mother to this devastating disease. You can see the tenderness with which the daughter treats her mother. There is no allopathic treatment for Alzheimer's. In fact, medications used usually hastens the demise of the patient.
Homeopathy can help alleviate the symptoms and progression of A.D. in some patients. For some the pace is quicker than for others.
We always recommend not cooking with aluminum pots, pans and teapots, because these metals go directly to the brain.
There are three basic homeopathic remedies for loss of memory and identity. Alumina may help clear fogginess and confusion as well as reduce memory impairment.
Lycopodium personality likes to be alone, yet near others and can get angry with those around her.
Natrum Sulphuricum is well-known for depression, concussion and head-injury. I've read it is helpful for those recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease and are having a difficult time dealing with the diagnosis emotionally.
Hyoscyamus is in Black letters in Murphy's repertory. In fact, 50 remedies are listed there.
It is always best to seek the help of a qualified professional homeopath so that each person's case can be individualized for the best results; and managed throughout the disease to monitor improvement.
Two More Important Remedies:
Baryta Carb adapted for those who behave immaturely, and often called second childhood, as due to the posric or tubercular miasm. Children and adult may appear dwarfish. Besides dementia these people catch cold easily and have enlarged glands
Nux Vomica angry, quarrelsome, irritable, faultfinding and insensitive elderly. Click for a poemthat explains the character.
New York Times: Slide show of man's slow 40-year progression through Alzheimer's Disease William Utermohlen’s self-portraits reveal his descent into dememtia over the span of nearly four decades. Left, a self-portrait from 1967.
Dir. Amy Neill / UK / 2004
A delicate portrait of a mother and daughter's strained existence together in the Scottish countryside.
Alzheimer's Disease Resource