Report of an Alzheimer’s patient on treatment with TPS® in the Dr Baltin Clinic
»The sun has risen again.«
The back story: Mr R.G., aged 78, is a retired civil servant. He lives together with his wife and his beloved dog P. in Chiemgau, Bavaria. The couple’s two children live with their families nearby.
R.G. is one of those fortunate people who are generally healthy. He has never been seriously ill, is still very active after his retirement and, most importantly, is constantly on the move with his dog P., a mixed breed from Greece. His family life is good, and he is in close contact with relatives and friends. In short: Everything is fine! Of course, R.G. is no longer a spring chicken – or a junger Hupfer as they say in Bavaria. He experiences pinches and twinges here and there, his cholesterol level could be better, and it would be nice if his intervertebral discs complained less. And there’s no question about it that, every now and then, R.G. forgets his house keys or can’t find something. Since he is a rather impatient character (a Sturschädel as they also say in Bavaria), his wife M.G. has to be ready to find what he is looking for quickly. But then, that’s normal, isn’t it?
But by mid-2019, signs of forgetfulness start to accumulate and a change in personality also sets in. His wife tells us: »R. became more and more forgetful and cranky. Gardening used to be his hobby, but at some point he was no longer able to do it. He kept asking the same questions and became less and less reserved with strangers. He would immediately address everyone informally and make strange jokes that no one understood. I was able to leave him on his own less and less.«
In March 2020, R.G. takes an unfortunate fall down a flight of stairs in the house and sustains a laceration, among other injuries. He is taken to hospital for treatment. Still in hospital, he falls again and the doctors notice that R.G. is clearly confused. He undergoes a neurological exam. A CT scan reveals advanced global atrophy (brain shrinkage) and microangiopathy (arteriosclerosis in the small blood vessels). The clock test shows a clear visual-spatial disturbance. The DemTect, another test procedure for dementia, yields 8 points and thus also indicates dementia. The following examinations finally result in the diagnosis of dementia syndrome or Alzheimer’s dementia.
The family has to come to terms with the fact that their husband, father, brother and friend is gradually changing. He withdraws visibly, becomes somewhat depressed, then aggressive again, and finally can no longer be left alone. The only joy for R.G. is his dog P., whom he always has around him and whom he showers with love. He is medicated, but his condition resembles a slow disappearance.
Through acquaintances, the G. family hears in October 2020 that Dr Baltin is using a new therapy called »Transcranial Pulse Stimulation«. R.G. is immediately willing to try this still relatively unknown treatment. After taking his medical history and speaking to his family at length, the therapy begins on 12/11/2020. At this point, R.G. is in a low phase: He is impatient and bossy, can’t remember anything and has suicidal thoughts. During the treatment itself, however, he becomes friendlier, makes jokes and shows great interest in the technical details of the NEUROLITH device. His wife and daughter watch him with astonishment.
16/11/2020, 2nd treatment: R.G. enters the practice alone. He greets the group and looks forward to the therapy. He immediately knows which room to go to, sits down in the treatment chair, and happily chats with the staff.
19/11/2020, 3rd treatment: Now there has been a marked change. R.G. is more relaxed and balanced. He says himself that he can think and concentrate better again. He really enjoys the NEUROLITH therapy.
25/11/2020, 4th treatment: R.G. reports that he has been working in his garden again. He had not been able to do this for the last two years. He has also been to the recycling centre, shopped for dog food, and exchanged goods at a store.
For various reasons, the therapy is interrupted for several weeks. It will be continued on 18/01/2021. His wife reports that he was briefly confused after the last treatment on 25/11/20. This quickly subsided, however, and confusion has not occurred since.
10/02/2021, 6th treatment: R.G.’s general condition is very good. His memory is functioning, he is cheerful and full of vitality and is actively participating in life again. Friends and neighbours also say that it is no longer possible to tell that R.G. is an Alzheimer’s patient.
On 15/02/2021, R.G. and his family come to the practice for an interview. Alongside the treatments, the Dr Baltin Clinic accompanied the patient diagnostically with QEEG examinations (quantitative electroencephalography). In this diagnostic procedure, the patient’s brain waves are evaluated quantitatively rather than qualitatively. The QEEG provides an overview of the distribution of brain wave amplitudes. In R.G.’s case, the improvements in brain functions and activities are fulminant and support R.G.’s own testimony: »For me, it’s like the sun has finally risen again.«
R.G. will have the recommended booster treatment with NEUROLITH in March 2021. Until then he is devoting himself to his hobbies and activities, especially to his dog P. and his family. And: »What matters to me is that I’m doing my own banking again. No one can talk me out of it now.«