Well, the mangosteen juice experience took a new turn today. As you are aware my 92 year old mother is in a home in Turlock and has given us lots to worry about. She thinks that I am her young child and is still going to school. Also she has contended that my father has left her for another woman. Plus several other thing that she has done which results in her thinking that she is living in the past.
In order to try and help her ease back into the present or at least not get any worse we had made arrangements with the nurses to give her mangosteen juice during the day to try and help her to combat further mental problems. Well, the results we saw today have gone beyond our greatest hopes. Today she told us that she had been , in her mind, living in a fantasy world, thinking of me as her young child, and Dad cheating on her. She said that she thought she had a stove, freezer, and refrig. in her room, but she now knows these thing not to be true. She acts like she just came out of a bad dream.
Both Arlette and I are sure that the mangosteen juice has made this happen. I, for one, still have a hard time thinking that a fruit drink can help that much but it sure has. For the first time in several months she can hold a logical conversation, and she acts like a new person. She gets 3oz. twice a day. No other changes that we are aware of in her treatment. She seems to think more clearly but that is major for us. Anything else we notice I’ll pass it on.