Alzheimer’s Disease: A Case Study from 2011 till Present

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Trilby Sedlacek, RH (AHG), MA, MFT
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 8:00pm EDT
Please note webinar time is: 8 pm Eastern Time, 7 pm Central Time, 6 pm Mountain Time, 5 pm Pacific Time
Current research on Alzheimer’s shows that over 5.8 million people have the disease.  The percentage is also increasing dramatically as the baby boomers hit their sixty’s.  We will include current research and data briefly to set the background but in 2011 it became clear my own mother was dealing with Alzheimer’s at a level where she could no longer live alone in California.  It was decided she should come live with me as her care giver.  An educational experience and life changing project is an understatement in describing what has happened since then.  As an herbalist and therapist my perspective was slightly different than the “average” caregiver.  I knew I couldn’t cure her but I was determined to do everything I could as naturally as possible to make her final years the best they could be.  Fast forward to 2020, mom is 90 and we are approaching a full decade of this difficult dance together I hope to share as much helpful information as possible.  In this short class/discussion we will explore ideas, protocols, herbals, food, nutrition and behavioral challenges we have faced.  I hope to share as many problem solving ideas, health promoting situations and personal experiences as time permits.  I will include my favorite formula, “Elder Respect” that she takes daily.  We welcome anyone else in this situation currently or possibly in the future to join us; learn and contribute to this presentation/discussion.
Bio: As a practicing herbalist and owner of Green Angels Herbs & Healing Arts established in 2002, a retail herb shop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Trilby has offered private clinical herbal consultations since 1990 in Eastern Iowa, combining Western, Eclectic, Wise woman, mental health therapy, and community based common sense approaches to nutrition and herbal medicine.  Integrating mind and body in whole health healing are her focus; with intention in providing a bridge between traditional herbal healing and the hectic modern lives we lead today.

She became a professional member of AHG twenty years ago and remains the only in Iowa. In 2011 she went to graduate school to become a Marriage and Family Therapist to increase the depth of her private practice as a clinical herbalist and at the same time took on full time caregiving of her mother with Alzheimer’s disease in her home.