Testimonial of an Alzheimer’s patient on therapy with TPS® in the Dr Baltin Clinic
»Maybe I didn't want to see the suffering any more?«
The back story: Mr. K.S. is only 57 years old and a social worker in one of the larger cities in Germany. His job is demanding, as he has to deal with people on a daily basis who are physically and/or mentally ill and who, as a result, have often even become delinquent.
No one day is like another. He is constantly faced with new challenges, which he has to handle with expertise and a great deal of empathy. His wife is an intensive care nurse while his son is employed as a nurse in a large hospital, as is his daughter-in-law. So the whole family work in caring professions, with conviction and passion. The Covid pandemic has made everyone understand what people in such roles have to deal with.
In any case, in early 2019, K.S. begins to become increasingly forgetful. As is usually the case, it’s the little things at first: the famous misplaced key, the lost documents, the schedule that gets muddled up. This makes K.S. angry. He’s well organized, he’s on top of things, always. His wife B.S. is too. What’s going on here? Quarrels arise in the usually harmonious family. K.S. becomes increasingly aggressive, due to his fear and powerlessness in the face of this »failure«. The family wonders: »Is he just overwhelmed? Does he just need some time off?« But everyday life and work do not allow for spur-of-the-moment holidays. The incidents begin mounting up.
So the S. family go to their family doctor, who refers them to the memory clinic at the local university hospital. There they do all kinds of neurological tests, followed by PET and MRI scans. However, no definitive diagnosis can be made yet as the data is too ambiguous, especially since the patient, 55 years old at the time, is surely still much too young? He doesn’t fit the »mould«.
In March 2020, K.S. undergoes a spinal tap. Inflammatory parameters are detected. But which ones? No one is sure. So K.S. first receives a cortisone treatment to reduce the presumed inflammation. However, his condition does not improve. As a result, they send him on a rehabilitation course.
K.S. is booked into a four-week rehabilitation course. There, he can talk to psychologists who want to try to find out the deeper psychological causes of his forgetfulness. It’s a well-intentioned venture, but it misses the causality of the patient’s condition. This is not a reproach: you do what you can. The result of the course, however, is dramatic: K.S. feels psychologically broken and absolutely drained, eviscerated; he now has constant stomach pains, an irritating cough as well as numerous physical and additional psychological blockages. His condition is bleaker than ever.
In July/August 2020 – with the first coronavirus wave seemingly over, you’re allowed to travel – the S. family goes on holiday to the Baltic Sea for three weeks, as they have done for years. K.S. loves the Baltic, having holidayed there for decades; here he is reinvigorated, feeling well and safe. And yet the basic problem can no longer be hidden. His employer has long since been informed of the suspected case and the S. family hope that they will be given assistance.
After returning home, K.S. is examined again. Now – finally? – he is given the diagnosis: »sporadic Alzheimer’s disease«. He is 56 years old. It should be noted that when he was given the diagnosis by the attending physician, the news was accompanied by such witty remarks as »So, do you still know the PIN of your EC card by heart?« and »Do you at least still know your wife’s birthday?«. This is inappropriate, so we have chosen not mention the name of the doctor or the hospital here!
The S. family are distressed by the diagnosis and for the most part, like all other families, they are very much left to cope on their own. K.S.’s employer immediately proposes early retirement. That’s all they hear from doctors and employers.
Where do they go from here? Early retirement? How is Mrs. S. supposed to work and help her husband at the same time? How can their son and daughter-in-law help, when they themselves work day and night? What use are support associations, with their brochures and good advice on how to apply for care assistance?
That’s when Mrs. S hears about this »new therapy called TPS®«. Could it help? Why don’t people know about this therapy? But B.S. doesn’t hesitate. She looks into it, finds out as much as she can. And it turns out that there is a lot of information about TPS® out there! She calls the practice. She is provided with all the information she needs. The costs? In relation to everything else that has been done, these are not to be compared with a week's holiday at the Baltic Sea, but on the other hand a three-week stay wouldn't cost more. Through her research, she also discovers that unfortunately, TPS® was approved just as the coronavirus began to spread globally, and that this has affected awareness of the therapy.
Then everything happens quickly. K.S. and B.S. go to see Dr Baltin in Aschau, Bavaria. Mr. K.S. undergoes his six treatments within two weeks at the end of January and beginning of February. He feels the same way as described in testimonial 1! After the first three treatments, K.S.’s perception improves. He becomes calmer, the aggressions (born of fear) subside, and his mind is clearer. After the sixth treatment, according to Mrs. B.S., a new and cheerful husband travels home with her.
As of March 2021, K.S. often cycles 45 km – in one day and unaccompanied. He goes on big tours. He goes fishing. And – probably most importantly of all – his employer has asked him to come back. K.S. is working again in his very responsible role. He is back to full strength and currently supervises 50 (!) patients. That he can and may do so has been confirmed by his company doctor. We received this information from Mrs. B.S. personally on 6 March 2021. She’s overjoyed.
Nothing more needs to be said here, except that this case is, of course, clinically and personally documented in great detail. We’ll keep you updated on K.S.’s progress.