I am passing on some information about Fred Allega that I just received from Bunni. Here is what she said, edited a little to leave out some family stuff. She and Fred both okayed my sending this, and she also said that Fred would enjoy hearing from anyone who wanted to reach out.
“Fred was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s the summer of 2016 and was started on one medication from an Internist. There is no cure out there, but docs/pharma think some meds delay or slow down the disease. Went to see a neurologist last fall who prescribed another medication AND wanted to double the one drug he was taking. Advised him he could not tolerate that, we’d already tried that, but he said..let’s try. It was a no go and we went back to the original dosage. It’s hard to know if any of these meds work. Took him off the first one completely…internist agreed with me – don’t know IF it’s doing anything unless you go off it. We see the neurologist next week. Fred’s Mother had Alzheimers and now his brother (6 yrs younger) has it worse than Fred. . . . Life’s full of things you don’t expect!”
If you would like to reach out to Bunni and Fred her email is <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
S/F, Chuck Johnson (22Apr2018)