Results of SDI Intervention for Chronic and Immediate Crises
ALZHEIMER'S - DEMENTIA
People who receive Philip’s processing are immediately enhanced and so is their business, as this report from a clinical neuropsychologist indicates .
Mr. T. was a multi-millionaire businessman diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s, who after five years, became less and less able to manage his relatively complex business affairs. He was slow to retrieve information, could barely walk with constant help, and was capable only of speaking two or three words before a long pause. His cognitive abilities continued to decline with cognitive impairment notable for severe memory dysfunction as well as dysfluent aphasia characterized by limited abilities to speak spontaneously. Eventually a conservator was assigned by a court to manage his affairs.
Just after seeing Dr. Savage, Mr. T’s doctor summarized the dramatic results of his testing: “Mr. T ’s overall level of cognitive function has improved dramatically…. He has exhibited a marked improvement in his ability to express himself spontaneously… to be cognizant of the fundamental issues relating to the operation of his business and the possibility of replacing his conservator.” In fact, Mr. T’s wife reported that Mr. T. had stood up in court at the last hearing and very loudly declared to the judge that he wanted his business back! Shocked, the judge called for a recess and the battle for the business began. Mr. T. spoke full sentences and said the conservator was not doing a good job. Mr. T’s neuropsychologist quotes Mr. T. who said: “She is fighting with us and instigating everyone. She has messed up most of the business operations. She is interfering in the business. She should not be there if she is going to create lots of anxiety…. Her behavior is devastating. She went to fighting with most of the people who work for me. She has been selling our buildings and I am fighting with her. She is harassing everybody. She is going in there and she is giving people a hard time.” When asked what he wanted to do about this, Mr. T. said, “I would like my wife to take the job! Number one, she knows how to do the business. She knows how to make friends and she really controls the business and makes our operations flow easy, she knows how to run the business,” and added that his wife has been taking care of him all of the time since he has been sick. Apparent to everyone, including himself, Mr. T. was getting better. He said, “My ability to remember more, my thin k ing is quicker than it use d to be, a nd my memory is good. I used to talk very slow, I can now talk about everything , and also able to talk with someone to get enough clearness … . Also, I like having my wife around to help me.” Mr. T’s recovery was truly dramatic. He began attending events and at one of his own parties was telling stories and dancing with his friends. His wife was amazed and thrilled, reporting that her husband has exhibited significant changes in his behavior. She says that he has demonstrated increased intellectual curiosity and was up all night one night exploring all of the drawers and papers in his bedroom. He was filled with energy despite the fact that his medications hadn’t changed in any way. His ability to speak and interact with her and his grandchildren has dramatically improved, giving him a great deal of happiness. She said he has also shown signs of interest in sexual activities, which totally shocked her. Mr. T. was clearly back to living his life, all within weeks of seeing Dr. Savage for the first time. (Report from Neuro-psychologist Dr. D. Jacobsen, PhD, ABPP)