I call him every day,
He still knows how to pick up the ‘normal’ home phone when it rings.
The iPhone is in our eyes the best invented not to miss in our lives , but for my father hopelessly difficult and impossible to handle .
So when that one rings he probably rather throws it in the pond to be left there with the fish.
I don’t go enough, to Holland , I call him, we talk , sometimes I call again , we talk again.. about the same thing.
I love our conversations people with Alzheimer are better with their intuition, they are more honest , they are in a hurry to tell you everything they know and remember , because God they precisely know that they forget…
I realise I have the best part of him, the phone calls. To hear the voice of a loved one makes everybody happy. Only that can put a smile on their face.
So we want solutions but the world is not ready to find a cure which is approved by Big Pharma.
Diseases are coming and going we are very intelligent people and in some cases it is just a matter of time and we cure that particular disease.
Meanwhile families are tussling , loved ones are left with situations they simply did not learn how to handle and can’t be taught either .
Alzheimer’s disease has become the third-leading disease cause of death, behind heart disease and cancer. Its rate has risen almost exponentially over the past few decades, and the numbers are expected to triple by 2050.
Meanwhile, Big Pharma is clueless, which is a blessing in disguise, as some more effective, less expensive and less toxic remedies are slipping through the cracks.
And there are herbs from traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda that are helpful, while Big Pharma struggles with failures to create a profitable Alzheimer’s pharmaceuticals that might help more than harm.
But now there is another effective non-pharmaceutical solution to add: cannabis.
Gary Wenk, Ph.D., professor of neuroscience, immunology and medical genetics at OSU, told TIME, “I’ve been trying to find a drug that will reduce brain inflammation and restore cognitive function in rats for over 25 years; cannabinoids are the first and only class of drugs that have ever been effective.”
Wenk added, “I think that the perception about this drug is changing and in the future people will be less fearful.” Let’s hope so.
So my dear father is on cannabis..yep, he is , my cool dad dude.
Love you forever