The backstory in brief summary:
Mike, an IT specialist at the University of Groningen, Holland, is only 55 years old in 2017 when his wife Janet, work colleagues and social circle notice that something is wrong with Mike. The proven logician becomes forgetful, he can no longer translate his thoughts, he can no longer drive and there is deep sadness within him.
Visits to the doctor are initially of no avail, because at the age of 55 Mike does not fit into the statistical picture of Alzheimer’s disease. So the initial assumption is that the busy IT worker is overworked and probably suffering from burnout. His wife Janet in particular insists intensively with the Dutch doctors and thus, as both report, runs the risk herself of ending up in a clinic as a psychiatric case because of “hysteria”! But she does not give up and in the summer of 2022 Mike is finally examined in a PET-MRI. The diagnosis is clear: Mike has long since been suffering from Alzheimer’s dementia.
The statement of the Dutch neurologist at the diagnosis interview shocks the couple deeply: “There’s nothing you can do about Alzheimer’s, I’ll give you another year and a half with half a lucid mind. Start getting your things together while you still can.”
By this time, the disease has Mike comprehensively in its grip. The inner sadness is immense, the simplest things are difficult for him to do, he can partly no longer think clearly and hardly speak. Without Janet he is completely helpless. It is then Janet who decides immediately after the diagnosis that they will not accept the neurologist’s statement. Medicine is making such great progress, there will be other options. So she quickly came across Transcranial Pulse Stimulation in Germany, made extensive inquiries and a few weeks later the initial TPS treatment series was started. Then in February we did a single booster session and now, at the end of May, another three-part booster.
You can see how Mike is doing today in the video. Please note here that Mike and Janet are Dutch and that German is not their native language. It is all the more remarkable that Mike is able to articulate well in our language again. When he speaks Dutch, you don’t even notice that you have an Alzheimer’s patient in front of you.