Soles | Dementia Case Study
January 7, 2022
By Dianne Knight
Image credit: Neil Sharma, Sept. 2020
I discovered that my friend could not manage his everyday responsibilities as he had previously, and was sleeping whenever I arrived at his apartment to check on him.
I assumed that he was not eating healthfully, went on errands and came back with highly nutritious selections from a nearby grocery store.
My friend assured me that his monthly income was forthcoming. Many weeks later, I learned that he did not realize that his flow of funds had fully stopped, due no fault of his own, because of a huge number of errors.
When I visited my friend in his apartment building, a good-hearted security guard who knew me from when I had last intervened, assisted me to alert my friend that I was at his door, when he did not answer. This caring fellow went outside to my friend's unit on the ground floor, and was able to knock loudly on the window and call to him while shining his flashlight through the window, where the drapery did not completely cover, while I knocked and called from the front door. Each time we were successful at awakening my friend.
A couple of years prior, my friend’s building management had forcefully sent him to hospital against his free will. Then, without anything significant showing up in test results, concluded that the lack of a real diagnosis was correct.
My friend was exhibiting a lack of competence to care for himself and all his daily duties. Then they had tried to evict my friend, seeing his decline.
They won in court.
I asked for a week of delay, finding that the building management was open to finding a better solution.
Fortunately her advice had worked for a while because my friend trusted me and did what he was supposed to do to save his housing.
I knew they were right. Aware of their perspective, I gratefully did all they said to do to help him.
Building management had ignored involving me earlier, falsely concluding that no one would be there if they contacted the emergency person listed in their records.
He imagined that the trouble might possibly be coming from an ignored dental infection that had travelled to the brain.
This team included a Nurse Practitioner, who quickly figured out all the issues with a correct diagnosis. A huge Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia showed up in routine blood work and accounted for all the symptoms my friend was experiencing.
The Nurse Practitioner prescribed B12 injections 3 x a week for 8 weeks because my friend was in such a severe state, with an oral supplement for the days before the shots could start.
She had coached me to implement dietary improvements for my friend.
My friend refused to follow her suggestions. This was not his real self, at the time unable to comprehend the significance and follow wise lifestyle choices.
We did agree that the body absorbs only as much as it needs, and if there is any excess, it simply passes through.
He had possessed highly advanced knowledge and had done living, raw foods veganism correctly in his youth.
For over 40 years since then, he had chosen to expand his massive collection of books, rather than living as an example of vibrant health.
In fact, after I brought him a twelve pack supply of a healthy plant based beverage, almond milk fortified with B12, he told me that he had stored the boxes of it it in his fridge.
Later he informed me that he had give some to another person in his building.
Perhaps he gave it all away, unable to introduce new good patterns of behaviour.
He told me that the best part was his long uninterrupted sleep, as much as his body needed.
My friend was unhappy about going wheat free and gluten free.
Trouble with a housemate arose after a certain party gave my friend pancakes made with wheat. This person thought he knew better than anyone else about what was good for my friend. Then my friend had a sharp sudden decline in cognition and loss of body control.
My friend thought that he was there to eat for pleasure and to go to local restaurants. I saw that he let his fresh fruits that I had brought him turn overripe, inedible.
It's easy to see how someone can readily fall through the numerous cracks in the system, when incapable of navigating the obstacles solo.
One such example was when the nearby pharmacy lost the B12 prescription, the Nurse Practitioner was too busy with her other patients to take care of it, and an assigned nurse was on her way to do the housecall, scheduled to do the first injection.
On the previous day, I had spent three hours with my friend, conversing with him in preparation for him to accept the injection. I could not allocate this time again later in the week, after it would no longer be in his memory.
Fortunately, the dispensing pharmacy, by midday, found his prescription among their faxes and we made it just in time.
She clearly knew that the B12 injections were the primary route, the key to hopefully restore him to better health and claimed that other lifestyle approaches, such as a gluten free diet or replacing his regular beverage of soda pop with a better choice, were not that significant, especially when my friend was not willing to cooperate with any restrictions. She worked very hard all the time, including transferring my friend's services to the new catchment area where I had rented him a room and back again to his primary residence.
It was seemingly making up for lost time, if only they could, due to the previous misinterpretation of his medical status.
With me realizing in hind sight, upon discovering the severity of my friend's symptoms when he was not his real self, unfortunately life away from home was not a good choice for others in the house with the rented room.
His Psychogeriatric crisis team completely understood and expedited his return home.
In July 2021, I wrote to his Nurse Practitioner that 'I have to "pull teeth" to remind him to do normal things, sometimes a dozen times or more on different days before he takes action'.
I filed a comprehensive field report for the July assessment, that the Doctor found very helpful.
After this assessment, the Doctor explained that my friend's body would take some extra months to adjust to the optimized new level of B12 in his system, after the injections were all finished and he was still not his full real self.
This information brought me great relief, knowing that my friend had a chance of a full recovery.
Neither the Nurse Practitioner nor the Doctor comprehended fully how they stabilize the body electrically, help regrow nerve fiber, and how the scope of medical diagnosis has changed, as lectured at the Continuing Medical Education (CME) level. Even in today's highly polluted environment of wireless Radio Frequency Microwave Radiation and exposures to other hazardous Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs), we had a tremendous advantage by the Magnetic Soles, now inside his shoes working 24/7 for my friend, hidden in plain sight.
I wish to thank and credit the work of Professor Curtis Bennett of the Integrative Health Forum as he guided me to help my friend and others.
For over 11 years he personally did everything possible to help with every case that I brought to his attention, always working to save as many lives as he could, while legally battling the government authorities who made tremendous money by selling spectrum and allowed the human made wireless electricity to envelop us.