Dr Oz Gives Update on His Mother's Alzheimer's Battle
Renowned doctor, Mehmet Oz, has offered an update on his mother's battle with Alzheimer's disease via a post on his Instagram page.
Television personality and host of the "Dr. Oz Show" Mehmet Oz recently shared a revealing post on Instagram, where he gave his followers new information regarding his mother, Suna Oz's Alzheimer's diagnosis.
It hasn't been long since Suna got diagnosed with the disease, and her son narrated just how the family has been coping with her condition since then.
WE ARE LASER FOCUSED ON SOLUTIONS MEHMET OZ
In the post, Oz shared a photo of himself and his mother before going on to add an update-filled caption.
In the caption, he affirmed that it had been a while since he last gave any update concerning his mother, before going on to state that the family was laser-focused on solutions.
The doctor also said that they were in the service of some great physicians who were offering advice, adding that Suna was on newer medications.
The famous doctor also explained that his family had become better at identifying little signs and changes in their mom's lifestyle, a key example which was her being able to thrive after daily exercise.
In the later part of the post, Dr. Oz reemphasized the "power of one," and the need for early intervention in the prevention of the disease and the reduction of its progress.
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Yesterday I shared my mom’s story. Now it’s about you. What can you do to reduce your #Alzheimers risk? On @todayshow this morning I discussed 5 things to focus on: . Try daily exercise w/interval training for brief spurts: Scientists have found that 6 weeks of intense exercise — short bouts of High Intensity Interval Training(HIIT) — showed significant improvements in what is known as high-interference memory. . Meditate to protect against stress: Research has demonstrated that high levels of chronic stress negatively impact the hippocampus, a part of the brain involved in memory and learning and are associated with increased incidence of MCI and Alzheimer’s. . Take B complex with 500mg B12 and 800mg folic acid daily: High levels of vitamin B12 in the blood are already known to help reduce levels of homocysteine, a chemical found to increase your risk of Alzheimer’s. . Consume DHA Omega-3 fatty acid — 600mg daily: A study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease showed a correlation between lower omega-3 fatty acid levels and reduced brain blood flow to regions important for learning, memory, depression and dementia. . Reduce waist size: A study in the Journal Neurology studied the brains of nearly 10K people with an average age of 55. Those with a high BMI were more likely to have a smaller brain volume. People with a high BMI and a high hip-to-waist ratio had less gray matter. . . . #EndAlz #❤️❤️ #lovemom #throwback #droz #todayshow
He stated that his "power of one" was him being interested in making his mother's life easier and better. One of the ways he is achieving that aim is by keying into the research on nasal spray, which seeks to help patients in the early stages of Alzheimer's.
"What's my power of one? I'm interested in making my mom's life easier. That means I'm leaving no stone unturned when it comes to treatment. That's why research on nasal spray piqued my interest – it may be able to help patients in the early stages of the disease," Oz wrote.
Many followers of the doctor commented on the post, wishing his mother good health, while some of them shared their experiences with him.
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It’s been a few weeks since I last shared an update on my mom’s condition following her #alzheimers diagnosis. Now that we know what’s going on, we are laser focused on solutions. We have some great physicians helping with advice, and she is on newer medications. We’re also better at picking up subtle signs and clues around lifestyle changes. For example, mom seems to thrive after daily exercise. . As I’ve discussed throughout Season 11 of my show, the power that one person holds is immense. Early intervention is key to Alzheimer’s prevention and slowing down its progress. What’s my power of one? I’m interested in making my mom’s life easier. That means I’m leaving no stone unturned when it comes to treatment. That’s why research on nasal spray piqued my interest – it may be able to help patients in the early stages of the disease. Check out the link in my bio for the latest on my mom, as well as more info about the nasal spray. . . . #endalz #alzheimersawareness #alz #love #mom #caregiving
THE NASAL SPRAY TECHNIQUE
A post on the doctor's website carefully detailed some information about the nasal spray technique, which originated from a study in the Journal of Neurology.
The study researched the effect of nasal absorption of insulin in patients with Alzheimer's or other forms of mild cognitive impairment, one of which includes an improvement in memory.
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I wear many hats — surgeon, TV host, husband & father — but being a grandparent brings @lisaoz and me a unique joy. There’s nothing quite like watching your kids parent & offering support and love along the way. This is just a portion of our crew, but wishing a very happy #GrandparentsDay to all my fellow grandparents! What do you cherish about being a grandparent? . . . #kiddostime #❤❤ #familypictures #love #droz
DR. OZ COMPLETELY MISSED THE SIGNS OF HIS MOTHER'S ALZHEIMER
In another article on his website, Dr. Oz narrated how he completely missed the signs of his mother's Alzheimers.
He revealed how devastated he was at hearing about her diagnosis with the disease, the devastation only growing worse when he realized that she had been showing the signs all along.