I have long been a believer in vitamin supplementation. Mega doses of certain vitamins can have an amazing effect. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) has long been known to be very effective in high doses (albeit, it does give you the “runs”). I’ll be writing up an article on a very effective way to take Ascorbic Acid that won’t give you diarrhea later.
Anyway, in the winter of 2010, my father in law happened upon an article in one of those alternative medicine newsletters that purported there was a way to reverse Alzheimer’s disease. Well, since my mother in law (his wife) has had level 5+ Alzheimer’s/dementia symptoms, he bought a bottle of B3 in the form of niacinamide and started her on 250 mg every 3 to 4 hours. Apparently, B3 has no toxicity at any amount so that wasn’t a concern. So we just gave her one every time she took her pain meds.
Dad is always finding articles on “cures” and having me buy this or that vitamin or herbal supplement so I didn’t think much about it. But about a week or two later I noticed Mom was different – not so “out of it”. Hmmm, maybe it was the B3? She continued to take it for the next 9 months and there was an amazing difference. She could write her name, solve simple problems, carry on full intelligible conversations. It was quite notable.
Well, due to other issues she came up with a partial bowel obstruction in the winter of 2011 that hospitalized her for over a week. After the obstruction cleared, she was still quite weak so they placed her in an extended stay in rehab. During that time she wasn’t taking the B3 and in time she became more and more confused again. I honestly didn’t think much about it. But after about three months she had completely reverted to her level 5 dementia symptoms.
I am not sure what clued me in but I went on a campaign to get the doctor to prescribe niacinamide for her 4 times a day. He said, yes, so she was back on it and sure enough the symptoms abated once more! Even he saw the difference.
I hope that this is encouraging to all who have loved ones who have dementia. Do your own research but I think you’ll find that this is a perfectly safe “cure” for Alzheimer’s. The dose is about 1000 mg a day, though some doctors recommend as much as 3 times more, spaced out through the day. It must be in the niacinamide form of B3 as the regular niacin will cause a flushing of the skin that is uncomfortable.