Dementia Mom Who Couldn’t Recognize Her Son, Got Her Memory Back By Sticking To This Diet.

Dementia Mom Who Couldn’t Recognize Her Son, Got Her Memory Back By Sticking To This Diet.

dementiaSylvia and Mark Hatzer (Image: Manchester Evening News)

A woman at the age of 82, who was suffering from dementia and could not recognize her own son, has miraculously got her memory back after changing her diet.

When the condition of his mother became severe, and she had to be kept in the hospital for her own safety, Mark Hatzer almost came to terms with losing another parent.

The old woman named Sylvia had lost her memory, as well as parts of her mind. She had even phoned the police once, accusing the nurse who was caring for her of kidnap.

One change in her diet, which was comprised of high amounts of blueberries and walnuts, has proven to have had a strong effect on the condition of Sylvia.

She also started planning how to eat healthy foods, which include broccoli, kale, spinach, sunflower seeds, as well as green tea, oats, sweet potatoes and even dark chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa. All these foods are known to be very beneficial for brain health.

Mark and Sylvia devised to the diet together after deciding that the medication on its own was not enough, they looked into the research which was showing that the rates of dementia are much lower in the Mediterranean countries and copied a lot of other eating habits.

According to, Mark, who had a brother Brent who died in 1977, said the following:

At the time when my mum was in the hospital, she thought it was a hotel – but it was the worst one in which she had ever been. She did not recognize me and phoned the police because she thought she had been kidnapped. Since my dad and my brother died, we have been a very close little family unit all the time, just both of us, so for her to not know who I was, was devastating for me.

He continued his story:

We were going everywhere together. I despaired, and I never felt alone as I had no other family members to turn to for any help if I needed. Overnight, from a happy family, we went to one that was in crisis.

When my mum left the hospital, instead of prescribed medication, we thought we would maybe try alternative medicine. In several countries, Alzheimer’s is virtually unheard of because of their diet.

Every one of us knows about fish, but there are also blueberries, strawberries, Brazil nuts, and walnuts – these are apparently shaped like a brain to give us a sign that they are good for the brain health.

Also, there were some cognitive exercises that Mark and his mother would do together such as jigsaw puzzles, crossword and meeting people in social situations, and Sylvia would also exercise by using a pedaling device outfitted for her chair.

Mark also said:

It was not an overnight miracle, but after a couple of months, my mother started remembering things such as birthdays and was becoming her old self again, more alert, as well as engaged…

A lot of people think that once you get a diagnosis, your life is at an end. You are going to have good and bad days, but it does not have to be the end. For an 82-year-old, my mum does very well, she looks ten years younger, and if you met her, you would probably not know that she had gone through all of these things in life.

She had to have gelled with all sorts of things, but now she is turning it around. In this country, we are living to the older age, but we are not necessarily living healthier.

The capacity of our body to heal is greater than anyone has permitted us to believe.

We are telling this story in order to show how resilient our bodies really are if they are given the right environment. Most of these types of diseases are usually related to the diet in the first place, meaning that they can certainly be reversed with a proper diet. Sure, some of them are genetic, and you may be a carrier of the gene, but that is not a guarantee that it is going to become active, as there are things which you can do in order to minimize the risk. Our health is our greatest wealth, so we have to realize that we do have a sat in our lives and what our fate is.

In one article which was titled Strong evidence linking Aluminum to Alzheimer’s, which were recently published in The Hippocratic Post website, Exley explained the following:

We already know some facts that aluminum content of brain tissue in late-onset or sporadic Alzheimer’s disease is importantly higher that it is found in age-matched controls. So, those individuals that develop Alzheimer’s disease in their late sixties, as well as older, accumulate more aluminum in their brain tissue than those individuals of the same age without the disease.

Some even higher levels of aluminum were found in the brains of individuals that were diagnosed with an early-onset form of irregular Alzheimer’s disease, and that have experienced an oddly high exposure to aluminum through the environment or their workplace. This actually means that Alzheimer’s has a much earlier age of onset, for instance, the fifties or early sixties, in individuals that have been exposed to unusually high levels of aluminum in their everyday lives.

According to another paper of Exley and his team, titled Aluminum in brain tissue in familial Alzheimer’s disease, the concentrations of aluminum found in brain tissue donated by individuals who died with a diagnosis of the familial AD was the highest level that has ever been measured in human brain tissue.

Professor Exley wrote:

Now, we show that some of the highest levels of aluminum that has ever been measured in human brain tissue are found in individuals that have died with a diagnosis of the familial AD.

The aluminum levels in the brain tissue from individuals with the familial AD are similar to those that were recorded in individuals that died of an aluminum-induced encephalopathy while undergoing renal dialysis.”

He explained further:

Familial Alzheimer’s disease is actually an early-onset form of the disease with first symptoms happening at the age of 30 or 40 years. It is an extremely rare condition, maybe 2-3% of all cases of Alzheimer’s disease. Its bases are genetic mutations which are connected with a protein that is called amyloid-beta, a protein which has been heavily associated with the cause of all forms of Alzheimer’s disease.

Those individuals with familial AD produce more amyloid beta and the onset of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are much earlier in life.

The first step towards change is with raising our awareness.

As more and more awareness grows involving the real causes of such neurodegenerative brain diseases, the more that we can do to prevent, as well as even treat them and eventually eliminate things like aluminum and some other chemicals in our food to prevent this disease from happening altogether.


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