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Ask Dr. Gott 11/21
Dementia needs early treatment
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    DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband is turning 65 soon, and I have noticed the following changes in him. He can get emotional very easily and cry. In a group of people watching a concert, he sleeps. When he starts to snore and I wake him up, he claims he wasn't asleep. I have to repeat things over and over for him. I know he has a hearing problem, but he refuses to get a hearing aid. He gets a physical exam every year, and he has been told he is fine. He has memory lapses. I notice that other older men seem sharper than he is. He is a very smart man, but he never reads books and has never talked very much, and he is getting even quieter. It is tiresome getting information out of him that couples would normally talk about with each other. His mother had a severe memory problem that lasted for years before she died. She was never diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Help!
    DEAR READER: Your husband is showing unmistakable signs of dementia. Although Alzheimer's disease is certainly a possibility, his mental changes could be caused by other afflictions, such as normal pressure hydrocephalus, vitamin deficiency, ministrokes and other disorders.
    I urge you to have your husband examined and tested by a neurologist. Do it now, because he is in an early stage that may be treatable before permanent harm occurs. Let me know how this situation is resolved.
    To give you related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report "Alzheimer's Disease."

    DEAR DR. GOTT: Regarding your remedy for skin tags: It works! After being told that it would cost $400 for a plastic surgeon to remove them, I saw your column. I had 36 on my neck. It took almost seven months, but I would take breaks now and then. Now I have a beautiful neck, and it cost me less than $20 (four bottles of Hard as Nails). I'm spreading the word, even to my family doctor. Thanks so much!
    DEAR READER: Hard as Nails will cause skin tags to recede — not in every case, but enough to make topical application appropriate as a first step. It is cost effective, and even if you find that it doesn't work for your skin tags, the polish can be used to strengthen fingernails (it's original purpose). Thanks for sharing your success.
    To give you related information, I am sending you a copy of my new Health Report "Compelling Home Remedies."
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