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My dad could be independent again

Maria Teresa Serna*

Dear Sergio:

NeuroAiD arrived very opportunely. My dad is taking the third month of treatment now and we are doing very well.

He has improved his motor skills. Although he still needs help, he can move around the house and walk on the treadmill for 15 minutes now. He still has some difficulties when trying to get up from the bed, but he can already get up by himself after some time – which he couldn’t do before.

He has achieved independence to eat by myself. We had to feed him food before, but now he eats alone and can raise his arm. There is still a certain degree of difficulty for him to bring the spoon to his mouth, but he can do it alone with time. As for the swallowing of food, we also notice that it has improved, now he swallows more easily. And in terms of speech, we still don’t understand what he says yet, but we believe it will also improve soon.

I would also like to tell you an anecdote. A few days before the arrival of NeuroAiD, since his motor skills were so weak, we bought him a wheelchair to support him, take him out to sunbathe and his acupuncture therapies. By then, none of us would believe in the coming days. Now, he can start to walk alone all over the house (without the wheelchair!). Of course, vigilance on our part is still needed, because even though he wants to walk alone, he staggers and loses his balance easily. He looks like a baby that is just starting to walk.

Although he speaks very slowly and (most of the time) we don’t understand what he says, there are already a few times when he speaks clearly and we understand him perfectly.

Well, Sergio, these are the changes we have been noticing and we are very happy about it. We hope that these changes continue to evolve as we want to show the world that my dad’s changes have been amazing.

Sometimes, he has the attitude of a small child, and he wants to take everything in his path. All these are just part of the recovery process.

As a family, we are sure that despite his age of 82, his quality of life can be improved even further.

(This testimonial from Jaqueline was originally written in Spanish and translated by the NeuroAiD team.)


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