People are under the impression that once diagnosed with dementia; your life comes to an end. Sylvia Hatzer, a pensioner, from Prestwich, Greater Manchester had dementia, after adjusting her diet she miraculously got her memory back.
The lowest point in her son Mark Hatzer, life was when his mum was diagnosed with dementia and did not recognize him. She even contacted the police to accuse a nurse who was caring for her of kidnapping her.
For her own safety, Mark, had her admitted to the hospital, as her dementia was so severe. While in the hospital, she thought it was a hotel, one of the worst that she had ever been in. According to Mirror.co.uk .
After some research on which countries had lower rates of dementia, Mark and Sylvia devised a diet after concluding that medication on its own was not good enough.
The conclusion was that the rates of dementia are much lower in the Mediterranean, so they switched to a Mediterranean style diet high in walnuts and blueberries. Blueberries are known to boost memory and are part of the flavonoid nutrient family, also known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory abilities.
The menu Mark and Sylvia devised also included combining kale, spinach, broccoli, sunflower seed, green tea, sweet potatoes, oats, and dark chocolate with a high percentage of cacao, known to be beneficial for brain health. Sylvia also ate less processed and fatty foods.
It wasn’t an overnight miracle. Sylvia slowly started remembering small things, such as birthdays. People around her noticed that she was becoming her old self again as she was more alert and engaging.
Our bodies’ ability to heal is far greater than you are permitted to believe, given the right environment and diet.
Sylvia had to have daily help and turned it around. The Alzheimer’s Society has even endorsed their approach.
Dementia affects cognitive mental tasks such as memory loss, confusion, understand, and speech problems. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. A different kind of dementia includes vascular, which affects about 17 percent of those diagnosed.