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Kelley, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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Experience:  BSW, MSW, LCSW
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Have you heard of gluathione used to treat dementia? My wife

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Have you heard of gluathione used to treat dementia? My wife has been on the common drugs of arecept and nemenda but have only see a steady decline.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Kelley replied 8 years ago.

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Dementia is a very hard disease to handle. It is very emotional on the family and is hard to live through. The hard part about it is that there is no cure. Aricept and Namenda will "slow" it down but not stop it. There will continue to be a steady decline and even at times a "rapid" decline as the disease progresses.

That being said it usually doesn't hurt to try alternative approaches. There is some research completed especially by doctors that believe in alternative medicine that say gluathoine could work. I would see if your doctor is willing to try it for your wife. I would not suggest starting it without first talking to them to make sure it would be safe for her to take along with her other medications. You may also try an MD who is also an ND in your area and get a good evaluation of your wife and suggested alternatives to try such as gluathoione. I wish you best wishes. Please let me know if I can assist anymore.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

I do not accept. I checked the box for $22.00 and now I am being billed for $39.60.

The answer came from a social worker and not a neurologist and contained info known by any one dealing with aa spouse with dementia.

Expert:  Kelley replied 8 years ago.
lt;p>Hi,</p><p>I am not sure why it is billing you for that amount? You may want to ask customer service. I have years of experience in working with inpatient dementia patient's in a hospital setting. Since it was not in your request it was not know that you wanted a neruologist to answer your questions. I will send this over to the medical department. Best wishes.</p>