Trying to find an alternative doctor is impossibleSubmitted by ktrent on Wed, 09/04/2013 - 19:59
I am having a hell of a time finding an alternative MD for my 88 year old father. Every alternative MD or DO or even ND I take him to or consult with doesn't even want to be bothered with trying to help him because of his age. He has been suffering from an unknown mental decline that started suddenly over a few week period starting last December 2012.
He was hospitalized several times since then, each time he has short periods of lucidity immediately after the hospitalization, but then slowly falls into one of these states. He sleeps constantly and has vivid hallucinations and dreams that effect his daily functioning. He has been examined by neurologists who say its not Alzheimer's or dementia but they can't tell me whats causing it other than "aging." And because of this word "aging", no one will examine him further to find out whats going on, including the "alternative" doctors. So I'm supposed to what, stick him in a nursing home when there are probable causes for his symptoms? How do I find an alternative or holistic doctor who will do something to find out whats going on?