Dr. Mehmet Oz has announced difficult news about his mother's health and explains the forgotten signs of his fight against Alzheimer's disease.
The TV host shared a Twitter message Monday morning about the news and its reaction.
"Recently, I discovered that my mother, Suna, was suffering from Alzheimer's disease." Listening to the official diagnosis was devastating, "he writes in the tweet." But what was so painful for me was to realize that the signs were there. I was just watching you. "
My mother has Alzheimer's disease – and I have signs.
Read my mother's story and learn about it: https://t.co/eOFHrMqwtE #endAlz pic.twitter.com/aLn2yReA10
– Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) September 9, 2019
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The official YouTube channel "Dr. Oz" shared a video of Oz telling what he would tell other people about Alzheimer's disease.
"It's a chameleon of a disease, it's slippery," he said. "It's like a snake in the grass, you can see that the grass is moving, but you can not tell what it really is, and you do not want it. admit because it's too painful. "
He continued, "The idea that you would lose, that 's what I feel now, I'm going to lose, my mother twice, she' s already disappearing, strands of your memory s'. evaporate before me. "
Oz also wrote an article for his eponymous website, developing his feelings, "the biggest lies are the ones we tell ourselves".
(See also: Alzheimer's and Dementia: Get Help) Yasin Aras / Anadolu Agency / Former Turkish Minister Abdulkadir Aksu presents his condolences to Mehmet Oz and Mehmet Oz Suna Oz's mother, while the father's father, Professor Mustafa Oz, was visiting Fatih Mosque Istanbul on February 11, 2019.
He called Alzheimer's "one of the most dreaded diseases that currently affects at least 5 million people in the United States", "which" is expected to nearly triple by 2060 ".
Oz shared six early symptoms that people should never ignore.
"Challenges in planning, difficulty, terminal tasks, confusion, time and space, word problems, difficulty understanding visual elements, annoying things and loss of ability to walk ", he listed in the article.
He also wrote about a complete test concept and his plans for his own health, but he ended up conveying a very personal message.
"The biggest lies are the ones we tell ourselves." It was painful to admit that my mother's health was declining, but it allowed us to help you as quickly as possible, "Oz said." You have the power to speak and say something if you suspect one of the aforementioned symptoms of a loved one. This can be uncomfortable, but it may help slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease in someone you love. "
Last Updated: September 09, 2019 00:53