barbigrandm wrote:Hello . Thank you for letting me be part of your group.
I present myself as the son of a lovely mum who is starting to .......well you all know.....
As the symptoms were more and more obvious, I decided to know about this new reality , and this is how Dr. Bredesen book came to me quite directly.
I couldn't keep my eye apart from the book as I walked from the book shop on my way home. I had the feeling I had something very valuable on my hands..........and indeed, I have already started to go for it.........
However, it is a bit more complex than I expected, and sometimes I feel a bit lost on planning, testing, getting medical advice and support, all those suplements, diet, exercice ........well, not a bit issue.
Welcome to ApoE4.info! You have definitely found the right place! I hope that you find lots of support, knowledge and guidance. You are DEFINITELY no longer alone in caring for your Mom. Dr Bredesen book is a great resource that you have at your disposal. Having been on a similar journey as what you describe, I would suggest you take it one step at a time and revisit each section as you work on your mom's care plan.
I hear you on the challenges of getting some of the tests the book mentions, in Spain. I went through a similar experience and opted to get the best possible blood test I could find and used those, while I focused on optimising the Diet, Excercise, Supplements and other modalities mentioned in the book.
I also understand that you have addressed some of these areas over the years, however, do look at some of our resources and navigate the site more. First, please consider reading our Primer
, written by a doctor member who is herself E4/E4.
Next, there is an excellent resource to navigating the site, How-to-guide
and the resource library the wiki
to search for any topic of interest.
It shows love and deep care for your mom to join us and seek support, knowledge and guidance. You may wish to share your story with our members at Our Stories. I am sure there will be someone who will assist you with your specific questions on the tests that you are looking for.
Thank you so much for reaching out!