Well i have an appointment with our family MD tomorrow. What had happened was my sister was bringing my mother to "her" doctor and telling the doctor that my mom had dementia, without "ever" getting any diagnosis from a doctor. My sister, a housewife who dropped out of school in the 9th grade, was diagnosing my mom! After I found out the Dr put her on namenda for absolute no reason, I pulled my mom away from my sister and her "medical care" and starting bringing my mom to her own doctor. Of course, I didnt mention dementia or AD or anything but did tell the doctor the history of my moms situation and the dr pointed right at a neurologist who ran all kinds of tests (mris, eegs, etc etc) and from the results of those tests, the neurologist said its her thyroid interrupting her neuro system. The MRI and EEG all came back normal, the Dr pulled a test from an anonymous subject who has beginning stages of AD and compared them side by side for us and My moms was 100% normal. So I brought her to the Endo and they are deep in to testing right now.
Hashimotos is a complicated disease of the thyroid. My moms had hypo-thryroidism and has been treating it under a doctors care for about 10-12 years now. I cant post links here but if you go search hashimotos on the web it will tell you what it is.
Any which way, Im going to talk to the MD tomorrow about taking her off namenda. I mean, why fix it if it aint broken, right? My mom hates taking pills and getting her off namenda would make her happy.
and thats my goal!