Hello, this may be a long shot....
My mum has been diagnosed with Alzeimers. She is 72. I knew my mother had an underactive thyroid and wondered if maybe, just maybe, she had been misdiagnosed, so asked my dad if she'd ever had her B12 tested.
A quick flick through her recent bloodtests, I did note that her b12 was 266 (211-911), her thyroid was 3 (0.35-5.5) and her FT4 was 17 (10-19.8). I can't remember any other results as my mind was in a spin at the time.
Is it remotely possible that her low B12 could be the problem rather than the Alzeimers diagnosis or even possibly too low a dosage of Levo? Apparently she has been seen by the 'mind people' who, having asked her a series of questions, confirmed Alzeimers. She can't remember when she was born, my dads birthday, forgets news items that she sees on the lunchtime news and sees the 5 o'clock news as breaking news (hope that makes sense).
I'm probably clutching at straws but if maybe her B12 / Thyroid was really the cause, I'd rather suggest it to them than let her deteriorate further. I know it wouldn't cure her or fix the bits that are already broken but if it could possibly stop / slow further damage I would feel I did what I could to help.
I'm going to copy this post onto the PA and Thyroid groups.
Thank you for any advice you may have x