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My father-in-law has Alzheimer's, and a couple of my Grandparents did.  So I'm learning more and more about this disease.  One interesting thing I've learned is that some of the things Doctor's reccomend to help stave off the disease sound a whole lot like memoriaing complex shooting stages and visualizing them over and over again.  I've always said my mental game practice was better than any crosswords or sudoku that other folks do to try and keep their mind sharp, but I had no idea it was also helping to fight off Alzheimer's.

 

I think we need some good medical research on competitive shooters and the development of Alzheimer's.  Anybody want to write a grant?  Maybe I can get my insurance to pay for my shooting habit as "preventative treatment"?  ;-)

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If you have Alz in your family tree, you should start taking a vitamin B12 sublingual    2-3 x per week.

 

My Father ended up at 80 yrs old with severe cognitive lapses - MD said it could have been prevented

by taking B12 sublinguals (or Vit B12 shots).

 

Apparently, as we age, some of us (if it's in your family) lose the ability to digest vit B12 if it's

swallowed (in food or a supplement).   But, if we let it dissolve under the tongue (sublingual)

it's absorbed directly into the blood stream (bypasses the destructive digestive process).

 

Very little cost, tastes nice, and might prevent years of despair for you and your loved ones.

 

And, the shooting can't hurt :) 

 

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^ Yep.

 

Also start a regimen of Coconut Oil as well as begin taking Turmeric supplements into the diet.

 

See Dr. Axe's website for more details than I care to type here.

 

My father suffers with dementia and it's considered to be Type III Diabetes.

 

 

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16 hours ago, Hi-Power Jack said:

If you have Alz in your family tree, you should start taking a vitamin B12 sublingual    2-3 x per week.

 

 

Not asking for medical advice but is there a recommended dosage?

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5 hours ago, Chui said:

 

My father suffers with dementia and it's considered to be Type III Diabetes

 

I never heard that before ...   Suggesting a causal relationship between

 

unchecked diabetes and dementia?

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2 hours ago, Flatland Shooter said:

 is there a recommended dosage?

 

Sorry, Flatlander, but I don't know.

 

I just purchase B12 sublinguals at Walmart, and take them few times a week.

 

My wife had a serious medical problem from B12 deficiency (nerve ending

destruction in the extremities), and taking a sublingual daily has caused

obvious improvement - unfortunately including severe "burning" or sensation

of burning in the extremites, as the nerve endings "reconnected".

 

Caught it a little late, so the "improvement" is not complete - still some lack

of sensation in the finger tips - but cessation in the downward spiral.

 

BUT, dosage - no idea - this is all self-medication with no knowledge.

 

I figure B12 is a water soluble vitamin, and little danger of over dosage,

so we've been taking 1 sublingual every 1-3 days, and it has really helped.

 

The dose is probably individual, anyway.   You might need more or less

than I do, etc.

 

If you're over 55 years old, and even if you don't show any signs of nerve

damage in the extremities (fingers, toes and brain), I'd suggest a prophylactic

dose of one pill every other day.   If you start showing any symptoms, I'd

increase that dose, stat.    :) 

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I never heard that before ...   Suggesting a causal relationship between
 
unchecked diabetes and dementia?


Yes. Even being insulin resistant.

It appears that we can control our future health via diet to a large extent.


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9 hours ago, Hi-Power Jack said:

If you're over 55 years old, and even if you don't show any signs of nerve

damage in the extremities (fingers, toes and brain), I'd suggest a prophylactic

dose of one pill every other day.   If you start showing any symptoms, I'd

increase that dose, stat.    :) 

 

Thank you for the information.  

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My Father died from complications brought on by Alzheimer's. So did his Brother. 

Although the propensity to contract the disease can be hereditary, Alzheimer's is primarily an autoimmune response directly relating to an individual's lifestyle.  

Diet, more than anything else, determines who we are, and what we become. A vitamin tablet, or a prescription pill does not.  

Healthy food. Healthy activity. Healthy thoughts.  :)

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4 hours ago, MikieM said:

 

Diet  determines who we are, and what we become. A vitamin tablet, or a prescription pill does not.  

 

 

Sorry to hear about your father and uncle ...

 

Apparently, as we age, some people develop an inability to digest Vit B12 thru the stomach.

Like my wife and father - a Vit B12 Sublingual (slowly dissolves under the tongue, and is

absorbed directly into the blood stream, without going thru the stomach) is the ONLY answer    :) 

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1 hour ago, Hi-Power Jack said:

 

Sorry to hear about your father and uncle ...

 

Apparently, as we age, some people develop an inability to digest Vit B12 thru the stomach.

Like my wife and father - a Vit B12 Sublingual (slowly dissolves under the tongue, and is

absorbed directly into the blood stream, without going thru the stomach) is the ONLY answer    :) 

B12 is an important supplement as you age. Magnesium is another.

 

Multi vitamins are a good starting step.

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There is history of Alzheimer's and dementia in my family so that's something I have to look out for even though I'm only thirty. I also have memory problems ever since I was a young kid, I was tested for it back then and was found to have short term memory problem as well as auditory processing thankfully the auditory processing isn't much of an issue anymore but the memory still very much is. I've never been told to take any B12 vitamin but it definitely couldn't hurt. With my memory problem I feel like it really affects my ability to remember the stages since you only have a short time to go through a walk through and try to remember everything, I've had a bit of failure to engage do to completely forgetting about a target. I was also shooting production which made it even worse cause now I'm adding in lots of reloads and trying to remember where and when I need to reload, so I'm switching to open to see if that might help that issue. I'm gonna try B12 and hope that helps. Thanks for the advice.

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BTW, there is a HUGE difference between "forgetfulness" and "alzheimers" ...

 

Forgetful is forgetting where the targets are ...

 

Alzheimers is seeing the target and not being sure why you were looking for the target.

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1 hour ago, Hi-Power Jack said:

BTW, there is a HUGE difference between "forgetfulness" and "alzheimers" ...

 

Yeah I understand that, I'm just saying I have a legitimate memory issue add in the fact there have been others in my family with Alzheimer's and dementia. So maybe trying to be somewhat proactive couldn't hurt.

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On 8/15/2017 at 5:05 AM, Chui said:

 


Yes. Even being insulin resistant.

It appears that we can control our future health via diet to a large extent.


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a novel idea for sure!  And obvious once it's considered seriously.  I'm working on eating better and have improved dramatically from years ago.  

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On ‎9‎/‎5‎/‎2017 at 12:59 PM, SlvrDragon50 said:

B12 is an important supplement as you age. 

 

Multi vitamins are a good starting step.

 

Great "starting step", but as we age, many of us are unable to

absorb Vit B12 thru the digestive tract (even a multi vitamin).

 

Really need sublingual (dissolve under the tongue, and go

straight into the blood stream, bypassing the digestive

tract).    :) 

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Great "starting step", but as we age, many of us are unable to
absorb Vit B12 thru the digestive tract (even a multi vitamin).
 
Really need sublingual (dissolve under the tongue, and go
straight into the blood stream, bypassing the digestive
tract).     

You're correct.

Colloids are the most effective way.


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9 hours ago, Chui said:


Colloids are the most effective way.
 

Sorry, Chui, not familiar with colloids .

 

What are they, and how do they help ?

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