Carolyn, the devoted daughter of an 88-year-old women who has Alzheimer’s recently decided to take charge of her mother’s care. The almost immediate results she saw were drastic and inspiring.
Additionally, the simple change she implemented in her mom’s life is available for any family struggling and suffering from Alzheimer’s to try for themselves.
Her mother spent the last seven years in a nursing home. As the years wore on and her mother’s condition deteriorated, Carolyn started to worry that her mother was being neglected and potentially abused.
Carolyn decided it was time to make a change and take matters into her own hands. She removed her ailing mother and devoted herself to being her mother’s full-time primary caregiver. On February 14, 2016, Carolyn made the hardest and probably the most important decision for her mother and removed her from the toxic nursing home environment and took her home to care for her.
While in the care of the nursing home, Carolyn’s mother was diagnosed with stage 6 Alzheimer’s. Stage 6 is also known as the “severe decline” stage. In stage 6 most patients need help with day-to-day life activities and near constant supervision. For the last two years, Carolyn’s mother struggled to speak and did not remember people, names, faces, and words. Reading had become almost impossible for her mom due to her memory issues. Communication was becoming a real struggle for Carolyn’s mother.
Carolyn had read about and was familiar with the benefits of coconut oil. Immediately after her mother’s liberation from the nursing home, Carolyn started liberally applying coconut oil. She would do this twice a day, after bathing in the morning and again at night before bedtime.
Within 5 days she started noticing an immediate and drastic improvement in her mother’s condition. Her mother started remembering people and names she hadn’t in years. She was able to communicate again. Carolyn was amazed when her mother was able to read, out loud, a Bible storybook and only struggled with a couple of words.
These results may have been shocking, but they are no surprise given the results of a recent Spanish clinical trial. In December 2015, a clinical trial was published on the effects of coconut oil being used to treat patients who have Alzheimer’s.
The study included giving 40 ml, approximately 2.7 tablespoons, of coconut oil a day to one of two control groups. Both control groups were made up of people of varying ages and genders in various stages of Alzheimer’s. One control group received the coconut oil and the other did not.
The study concluded that there was a statistically significant increase in test scores demonstrating improved cognitive status in the control group that received the coconut oil. The study clearly demonstrated the potentially powerful positive effects of coconut oil on patients struggling with Alzheimer’s.
In addition, a US study currently being conducted in Florida is scheduled for publication in late 2016. The health, wellness, and Alzheimer’s communities are eagerly awaiting those results.
The pharmaceutical industry is the one industry that stands to lose the most if the new studies collaborate Spanish study findings. Alzheimer’s disease affects millions of seniors and is a rapidly increasing disease. Pharmaceutical companies have been working for years to develop a vaccine but to date have come up empty handed. Pharmaceutical companies may be left out in the cold if the connection between coconut oil and cognitive ability increase in Alzheimer patients is proven.
For Carolyn and her mother there is no doubt that coconut oil has made a huge impact in their daily lives. Carolyn and her mother are enjoying this additional time together, their newfound freedom, and their ability to communicate with one another.