The back story:
M. S. is an 80-year-old man who until the age of 76 (2018), despite already developed Parkinson’s disease his own medium-sized company in the field of energy technology together with his wife E. S. leads. He has built up the company and is an entrepreneur with heart and soul. His customers and his employees appreciate him very much, he is innovative and works solution-oriented, a real tinkerer who does not think about retirement like so many in his age.
In 2012, Mr. S. shows the first signs that something is wrong: He keeps forgetting things and his legs don’t really want to cooperate anymore, walking is strangely difficult for him. After a few months, the complaints and also the incidents become more massive: He gets lost in the company and sometimes can no longer find his way home. The family goes to the nearby university hospital.
The difficult diagnosis: years pass before it is known what is really wrong with M. S.
The following years are marked by examinations, tests, assessments, and a wide variety of drug administrations and their dosages. It soon becomes clear that Mr. S. is suffering from a form of Parkinson’s disease – but there must be more. The Parkinson’s manifests itself in his stiffness and increasingly unsteady gait. At least he is spared the familiar tremor, i.e. shaking and shivering.
Finally, in 2018, the diagnosis is made: M. S. no longer suffers only from Parkinson’s disease, but also from dementia, type: Body-Lewy (this form of dementia is triggered by the so-called Lewy bodies in the nerve cells and is diagnosed in about 5% of dementia patients). In addition, there is also the type of Alzheimer’s dementia. M. S. thus suffers from three neurodegenerative diseases at the same time. In the meantime, he has long since passed the business on to his wife and son, and the family is coming to terms with the disease as best they can.
A hospitalization with consequences.
2019, M. S. now also suffers from heart failure, he is placed in a clinic two stents. But complications arise: M. S. falls into a coma! For a week, his family and doctors fear for his life. He wakes up, but the coma leaves its mark. M. S. again deteriorates massively, he can no longer walk alone, can hardly speak and his ability to orientate himself is gone. His wife and son can no longer care for him at home. Thank God they found a wonderful nursing home very close to their home.
Mr. S. can no longer walk at all. The wheelchair replaces his legs. The family brings M. S. home as often as they can. This is a drama every time: up to four people struggle to hoist Mr. S. into the car, there is no other way to call it.
November 2021: A television station reports on transcranial pulse stimulation.
Nothing more can be done, say the doctors*. But then Mrs. S. happens to see the report about Transcranial Pulse Stimulation on the evening news of RTL. Can that be, what is that, this transcranial pulse stimulation? She asks her family doctor. She doesn’t know the therapy option yet, but she informs herself: “Do it, Mrs. S., and if it doesn’t help, it can’t hurt. There is currently nothing that could help her husband.”
No sooner said than done. Mrs. S. and her son make a phone call. The lines are overloaded. But then finally a callback: It’s Prof. Dr. med. Musa Citak from Hamburg. M. S. is a special case, but Prof. Citak is, albeit cautiously, in good spirits. And once again, the S. family is lucky: Prof. Citak is already preparing a second TPS practice in Berlin. The very next day, the first treatment takes place.
After five treatments on 27.01.22: The family eats together in a restaurant and wanders through a Berlin shopping mall.
Now in staccato: After the first treatment, M. S. is a bit confused. He feels whimsical. After the second treatment on Friday, January 21, the spirits awaken, M. S. loses his agony. He speaks, he asks questions, he becomes active. Now the family wants to go home and prepares the car for the transport. When everything is ready – M. S. is suddenly gone. The wheelchair stands abandoned. After the first moment of shock, the wife and son discover the man they thought they had lost: he has put himself in the car (!) and wants them to finally drive off.
On Saturday, the family is invited to a friend’s birthday party. M. S. is there – on foot, without a wheelchair. The friends are stunned: “How do you look? Years younger. And you can walk!” M. S. joins in the celebration, he talks, he laughs, he recognizes everyone in the large group: “Of course I know you, why do you ask?” he replies to a stunned friend. Everyone is simply stunned and close to tears.
On Monday, the family goes back to Berlin. They stay in a hotel near Prof. Citak’s medical center. The couple now walks there. Even Prof. Citak, an experienced doctor who is aware of the effects of transcranial pulse stimulation, is amazed: “There are already many cases with him that can – yes, definitely – be described as sensational. But it often takes a while until the brain visibly converts the shock wave impulses regeneratively. In the case of M. S. a turbo has switched on.
Yesterday, on 27.01.22, the family is sitting at lunch when they make their first phone call to Alzheimer Germany. M. S. is “in a good mood” and eats with appetite. Afterwards they go shopping, on foot, at a light pace, Alzheimer Germany is there “live” on the phone, so to speak. On Friday, 28.01.22 is the last treatment. We report further on M.S. and his overjoyed family.
Note: The case of Mr. M. S. is a great treatment success and he is not the only one in this category. But we would like to explicitly point out that not every initial treatment shows or can show such effects in the same way. Each case is individual. The initial goal of transcranial pulse stimulation is to improve symptoms and increase quality of life.
April 05, 2022-update on the further development of Mr. M. S.
His overall condition has continued to improve thanks to transcranial pulse stimulation. He is doing very well physically and mentally, enjoying his life, and the wheelchair has never been needed again. The whole S. family now wants to do something: “We are so happy and we owe so much to TPS and Prof. Citak that we would like to help make more people aware of this wonderful therapy. With pleasure my husband shows up now also with photos and videos, so that also the last skeptics occupy themselves perhaps a little more and more unprejudiced with the Transkraniellen pulse stimulation!” says wife E. S. on the phone today.