Dr. Oz Opens Up About Missing Signs Of Mother’s Alzheimer’s | TODAY


BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH ALZHEIMER’S. WE’RE GOING TO SPEAK WITH DR. OZ WE’RE GOING TO SPEAK WITH DR. OZ ABOUT IT IN A MOMENT. ABOUT IT IN A MOMENT. MARIA MARIA MARIA SHRIVER SAT DOWN TO TALK MARIA SHRIVER SAT DOWN TO TALK WITH HIM ABOUT WHY HE’S SHARING WITH HIM ABOUT WHY HE’S SHARING THIS PERSONAL STORY WITH THE THIS PERSONAL STORY WITH THE WORLD. WORLD.>>MY MOTHER WAS RECENTLY>>MY MOTHER WAS RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH ALZHEIMER’S. DIAGNOSED WITH ALZHEIMER’S.>>AN EMOTIONAL DR. OZ OPENING>>AN EMOTIONAL DR. OZ OPENING UP LIKE NEVER BEFORE. UP LIKE NEVER BEFORE.>>I FEAR I MAY HAVE MISSED SOME>>I FEAR I MAY HAVE MISSED SOME OF THE SIGNS. OF THE SIGNS. I DON’T FEAR IT, I KNOW IT. I DON’T FEAR IT, I KNOW IT.>>THE LONG TIME TV HOST>>THE LONG TIME TV HOST REVEALING HIS 81-YEAR-OLD REVEALING HIS 81-YEAR-OLD MOTHER’S DIAGNOSIS COMING MONTHS MOTHER’S DIAGNOSIS COMING MONTHS AFTER LOSING HIS FATHER TO AFTER LOSING HIS FATHER TO KIDNEY FAILURE, AT TIMES GETTING KIDNEY FAILURE, AT TIMES GETTING CANDID ABOUT HIS OWN GUILT AND CANDID ABOUT HIS OWN GUILT AND FRUSTRATION WITH THE DISEASE. FRUSTRATION WITH THE DISEASE.>>I SUFFERED WHAT I THINK MANY>>I SUFFERED WHAT I THINK MANY GO THROUGH, WHICH IS THE GUILT GO THROUGH, WHICH IS THE GUILT THAT YOU MISSED THE BOAT, THE THAT YOU MISSED THE BOAT, THE CLUES. CLUES. AND BECAUSE WE DIDN’T TELL EACH AND BECAUSE WE DIDN’T TELL EACH OTHER THE TRUTH IN MY FAMILY, IT OTHER THE TRUTH IN MY FAMILY, IT DELAYED EVERYTHING. DELAYED EVERYTHING.>>THE TRUTH, THE WARNING SIGNS>>THE TRUTH, THE WARNING SIGNS THAT SO MANY MISS. THAT SO MANY MISS.>>WE ALL THINK WE’LL FIGURE IT>>WE ALL THINK WE’LL FIGURE IT OUT WHEN IT’S HAPPENING BECAUSE OUT WHEN IT’S HAPPENING BECAUSE IT’S SO EASY. IT’S SO EASY. I’M HERE TO TELL YOU, IT’S NOT I’M HERE TO TELL YOU, IT’S NOT EASY TO FIND THAT SLITHERING EASY TO FIND THAT SLITHERING SNAKE IN THE GRASS. SNAKE IN THE GRASS.>>DR. OZ DID NOTICE A SIGN, HE>>DR. OZ DID NOTICE A SIGN, HE SAYS HIS MOTHER WAS MORE SAYS HIS MOTHER WAS MORE STUBBORN THAN USUAL WHICH LED TO STUBBORN THAN USUAL WHICH LED TO HER GETTING TESTED FOR THE HER GETTING TESTED FOR THE DISEASE THIS SUMMER. DISEASE THIS SUMMER. DOCTORS CONFIRMED SHE HAD DOCTORS CONFIRMED SHE HAD ALZHEIMER’S. ALZHEIMER’S.>>AND I SEE HER BEAUTIFUL EYES>>AND I SEE HER BEAUTIFUL EYES GOING GRAY AND GOING GOING GRAY AND GOING THOUGHTLESS. THOUGHTLESS. I SEE THE MEMORIES MEMTLTING AWA I SEE THE MEMORIES MEMTLTING AWA AND I REALIZE I COULD HAVE AND I REALIZE I COULD HAVE SLOWED THAT DOWN, IF I HAD SLOWED THAT DOWN, IF I HAD THOUGHT ABOUT IT, HER OWN SON THOUGHT ABOUT IT, HER OWN SON MISSED IT. MISSED IT.>>DOES IT SCARE YOU ABOUT YOU.>>DOES IT SCARE YOU ABOUT YOU.>>IT SCARES ME BIG TIME ABOUT>>IT SCARES ME BIG TIME ABOUT ME. ME.>>DR. OZ WAS TESTED FOR HIS>>DR. OZ WAS TESTED FOR HIS RISK OF DEVELOPING THE DISEASE, RISK OF DEVELOPING THE DISEASE, AND REVEALED THE RESULTS ON HIS AND REVEALED THE RESULTS ON HIS SHOW, WHERE HE LEARNED HE SHOW, WHERE HE LEARNED HE CARRIES ONE OF THE GENES FOR CARRIES ONE OF THE GENES FOR ALZHEIMER’S BUT HE ALSO CARRIES ALZHEIMER’S BUT HE ALSO CARRIES A PROTECTIVE GENE AS WELL. A PROTECTIVE GENE AS WELL.>>THAT’S BETTER.>>THAT’S BETTER. . .>>AS A FATHER, AND GRANDFATHER,>>AS A FATHER, AND GRANDFATHER, HE WORRIES ABOUT THE FUTURE OF HE WORRIES ABOUT THE FUTURE OF HIS OWN FAMILY. HIS OWN FAMILY. AND THE THOUGHT OF LOSING HIS AND THE THOUGHT OF LOSING HIS MOTHER. MOTHER.>>AND I HAD A GREAT BIT OF NEWS>>AND I HAD A GREAT BIT OF NEWS WHEN DAPHNE HAD HER BABY GIRL, WHEN DAPHNE HAD HER BABY GIRL, DAPHNE IS MY OLDEST DAUGHTER, MY DAPHNE IS MY OLDEST DAUGHTER, MY MOM IS CLOSE. MOM IS CLOSE. MY MOM REMEMBERED DAPHNE BUT MY MOM REMEMBERED DAPHNE BUT COULDN’T PROCESS THE DAUGHTER COULDN’T PROCESS THE DAUGHTER PART AND ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU PART AND ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU REALIZE, THERE WILL BE A DAY REALIZE, THERE WILL BE A DAY WHEN MY MOM FORGETS ME. WHEN MY MOM FORGETS ME. HER FIRST BORN SON. HER FIRST BORN SON. THAT’S TOUGH. THAT’S TOUGH.>>DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT?>>DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT?>>YEAH, I’M GOING TO LOSE MY>>YEAH, I’M GOING TO LOSE MY MOM TWICE, RIGHT. MOM TWICE, RIGHT. I’LL LOSE THE WOMAN I LOVE, AND I’LL LOSE THE WOMAN I LOVE, AND LOVED ME. LOVED ME. AND THEN ONE DAY I’LL LOSE HER AND THEN ONE DAY I’LL LOSE HER BODY. BODY. BUT IT WON’T BE AT THE SAME BUT IT WON’T BE AT THE SAME TIME. TIME.>>WOW.>>WOW. THAT’S A REALLY REALLY REVEALING THAT’S A REALLY REALLY REVEALING INTERVIEW, DR. OZ. INTERVIEW, DR. OZ.>>I’VE GOT TO SAY, THOUSANDS>>I’VE GOT TO SAY, THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WROTE ON AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WROTE ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND OTHER FORMS TO SOCIAL MEDIA AND OTHER FORMS TO ME, AND ABOUT HALF OF THEM, IT ME, AND ABOUT HALF OF THEM, IT WAS BECAUSE IT WAS A SHARED WAS BECAUSE IT WAS A SHARED EXPERIENCE. EXPERIENCE. I HAD NO IDEA HOW MANY OF US ARE I HAD NO IDEA HOW MANY OF US ARE GOING THROUGH THIS. GOING THROUGH THIS. 16 MILLION AMERICANS TAKING CARE 16 MILLION AMERICANS TAKING CARE OF THEIR LOVED ONES, ABOUT 6 OF THEIR LOVED ONES, ABOUT 6 MILLION PEOPLE WITH ALZHEIMER’S MILLION PEOPLE WITH ALZHEIMER’S AND IT’S THE SAME STORY. AND IT’S THE SAME STORY. THEY LOSE THEIR TRUTH AS OUR THEY LOSE THEIR TRUTH AS OUR FAMILY DID. FAMILY DID. WE STRUGGLE. WE STRUGGLE. WHO WANTS TO BE THE ONE THAT WHO WANTS TO BE THE ONE THAT PUTS THEIR HAND UP AND SAYS, PUTS THEIR HAND UP AND SAYS, THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH MOM. MOM.>>YOU FEEL LIKE IF YOU’RE AN>>YOU FEEL LIKE IF YOU’RE AN OPTIMIST, SHE FORGOT. OPTIMIST, SHE FORGOT. SHE LOOKS GREAT TODAY. SHE LOOKS GREAT TODAY. I CAN UNDERSTAND, YOU KNOW YOUR I CAN UNDERSTAND, YOU KNOW YOUR MOM, YOU WOULDN’T THINK TO GO MOM, YOU WOULDN’T THINK TO GO DOWN THAT ROAD, SO WHAT WAS IT DOWN THAT ROAD, SO WHAT WAS IT THAT MADE YOU SAY YES, WE HAVE THAT MADE YOU SAY YES, WE HAVE TO GO DOWN THAT ROAD. TO GO DOWN THAT ROAD.>>MY MOM WAS ALWAYS VERY>>MY MOM WAS ALWAYS VERY STUBBORN, KNOWN FOR BEING STUBBORN, KNOWN FOR BEING STUBBORN, BUT SHE BECAME SO STUBBORN, BUT SHE BECAME SO OBSTINATE ABOUT CERTAIN THINGS. OBSTINATE ABOUT CERTAIN THINGS. I BEGAN TO REALIZE IT DIDN’T I BEGAN TO REALIZE IT DIDN’T MAKE SENSE, AND IT WAS BECAUSE MAKE SENSE, AND IT WAS BECAUSE SHE WASN’T UNDERSTANDING WHAT I SHE WASN’T UNDERSTANDING WHAT I WAS GETTING AT. WAS GETTING AT. AND THAT’S WHAT I WANTED TO AND THAT’S WHAT I WANTED TO SHARE WITH EVERYBODY, SO THEY SHARE WITH EVERYBODY, SO THEY DON’T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES I DON’T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES I DID. DID. IT’S NOT OBVIOUS TO FIND THE IT’S NOT OBVIOUS TO FIND THE SIGNS BUT THEY’RE THERE, SIGNS BUT THEY’RE THERE, PROBLEMS WITH BASIC JUDGMENT PROBLEMS WITH BASIC JUDGMENT ABOUT SPACE. ABOUT SPACE. MOM WANTS TO PUT A SOFA OVER MOM WANTS TO PUT A SOFA OVER HERE AND MOVE IT TO THIS CORNER, HERE AND MOVE IT TO THIS CORNER, IT WON’T FIT THERE, AND YOU IT WON’T FIT THERE, AND YOU THINK, MOM DOESN’T HAVE GOOD THINK, MOM DOESN’T HAVE GOOD SPATIAL RELATIONS, MOM’S NOT SPATIAL RELATIONS, MOM’S NOT PROCESSING INFORMATION. PROCESSING INFORMATION. WORD SEARCHING, MY MOM IS AN WORD SEARCHING, MY MOM IS AN ARTICULATE WOMAN, INSTEAD OF ARTICULATE WOMAN, INSTEAD OF BEAUTIFUL, SHE WOULD SAY MORE BEAUTIFUL, SHE WOULD SAY MORE PRETTIER. PRETTIER. SHE WOULD HAVE TO GET AROUND SHE WOULD HAVE TO GET AROUND WORDS SHE COULDN’T REMEMBER. WORDS SHE COULDN’T REMEMBER. THESE ARE SUBTLE CLUES, AND I THESE ARE SUBTLE CLUES, AND I SAY THEM NOW, THEY ARE OBVIOUS SAY THEM NOW, THEY ARE OBVIOUS TO ME. TO ME. WHEN THEY WERE HAPPENING, I WHEN THEY WERE HAPPENING, I DENIED IT, I DIDN’T WANT TO DENIED IT, I DIDN’T WANT TO BELIEVE IT. BELIEVE IT. MY FATHER GOD BLESS IT, ENABLED MY FATHER GOD BLESS IT, ENABLED SOME OF THAT. SOME OF THAT. HE DIDN’T WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE HE DIDN’T WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE HIS 60 YEARS OF MARRIAGE HAD A HIS 60 YEARS OF MARRIAGE HAD A PROBLEM HE COULDN’T CURE. PROBLEM HE COULDN’T CURE. HE WAS A DOCTOR TOO. HE WAS A DOCTOR TOO.>>YOU TALKED ABOUT FEELING>>YOU TALKED ABOUT FEELING GUILTY, WHICH OF COURSE, YOU GUILTY, WHICH OF COURSE, YOU KNOW, WE’RE ALL JUST HUMAN DOING KNOW, WE’RE ALL JUST HUMAN DOING THE BEST THAT WE CAN, I HOPE YOU THE BEST THAT WE CAN, I HOPE YOU DON’T FEEL GUILTY, BUT WHAT DON’T FEEL GUILTY, BUT WHAT COULD YOU HAVE DONE ANYWAY? COULD YOU HAVE DONE ANYWAY? I MEAN, EVEN IF YOU HAD GOTTEN I MEAN, EVEN IF YOU HAD GOTTEN THE DIAGNOSIS, HOW COULD YOU THE DIAGNOSIS, HOW COULD YOU HAVE HELPED? HAVE HELPED?>>THE BIG BREAKTHROUGH ID,>>THE BIG BREAKTHROUGH ID, WE’RE NOT GREAT AT TREATING WE’RE NOT GREAT AT TREATING ALZHEIMER’S YET, WE HAVE GOOD ALZHEIMER’S YET, WE HAVE GOOD IDEAS OF HOW TO REDUCE THE IDEAS OF HOW TO REDUCE THE CHANCE OF IT STARTING, CHANCE OF IT STARTING, PREVENTING IT FROM OCCURRING, PREVENTING IT FROM OCCURRING, AND THAT’S WHAT I WENT THROUGH. AND THAT’S WHAT I WENT THROUGH. ONCE YOU KNOW THOSE SIGNS AND ONCE YOU KNOW THOSE SIGNS AND WE’LL PUT THE SIGNS UP ON WE’LL PUT THE SIGNS UP ON TODAY.COM, I WANT TO SHARE WHAT TODAY.COM, I WANT TO SHARE WHAT I LEARNED WHEN I WENT THROUGH I LEARNED WHEN I WENT THROUGH THE INTENSIVE EVALUATION BECAUSE THE INTENSIVE EVALUATION BECAUSE WHAT I WENT THROUGH IS WHAT WHAT I WENT THROUGH IS WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD BE GOING EVERYONE SHOULD BE GOING THROUGH. THROUGH. FIRST OFF IF WE DO THE THINGS TO FIRST OFF IF WE DO THE THINGS TO PREVENT ALZHEIMER’S, OUR BRAINS PREVENT ALZHEIMER’S, OUR BRAINS ACTUALLY GET YOUNGER, WE ACTUALLY GET YOUNGER, WE REMEMBER WORDS QUICKER, GET REMEMBER WORDS QUICKER, GET SHARPER, THERE’S A BENEFIT TODAY SHARPER, THERE’S A BENEFIT TODAY AS WELL AS AVOIDING ALZHEIMER’S AS WELL AS AVOIDING ALZHEIMER’S BUT FIRST THING, IF YOU CAN SEE BUT FIRST THING, IF YOU CAN SEE YOUR BELLY, EVERYONE IN AMERICA, YOUR BELLY, EVERYONE IN AMERICA, LOOK DOWN, IF YOU CAN SEE YOUR LOOK DOWN, IF YOU CAN SEE YOUR BELLY, I CAN TELL YOU YOUR BRAIN BELLY, I CAN TELL YOU YOUR BRAIN IS SHRINKING, BIG BELLY MEETS IS SHRINKING, BIG BELLY MEETS SMALL BRAIN. SMALL BRAIN. YOU START TO PREDISPOSE YOURSELF YOU START TO PREDISPOSE YOURSELF TO CONDITIONS LIKE ALZHEIMER’S. TO CONDITIONS LIKE ALZHEIMER’S. IT WILL HELP THINGS LIKE IT WILL HELP THINGS LIKE CHOLESTEROL, AND ANY KIND OF CHOLESTEROL, AND ANY KIND OF ACTIVITY THAT’S REGIMENTED AND ACTIVITY THAT’S REGIMENTED AND RIGOROUS, INTERMITTENT RAPID — RIGOROUS, INTERMITTENT RAPID –>>LIKE PHYSICAL STUFF, LIKE>>LIKE PHYSICAL STUFF, LIKE SPRINTING QUICKLY FOR A MINUTE, SPRINTING QUICKLY FOR A MINUTE, IT’S THOSE TYPES OF TRAINING IT’S THOSE TYPES OF TRAINING THAT ARE VALUABLE, AND REALLY THAT ARE VALUABLE, AND REALLY THINGS LIKES MEDITATION AND THINGS LIKES MEDITATION AND PRAYER WAIL WORK BECAUSE YOU PRAYER WAIL WORK BECAUSE YOU EXERCISE YOUR BRAIN IN A EXERCISE YOUR BRAIN IN A DIFFERENT WAY. DIFFERENT WAY. AND IT’S IMPORTANT TO DO THAT AND IT’S IMPORTANT TO DO THAT BECAUSE YOU BUILD NEW BECAUSE YOU BUILD NEW CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE SIN. CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE SIN.>>HOW IS YOUR MOM DOING?>>HOW IS YOUR MOM DOING?>>SHE REMEMBERS A LOT.>>SHE REMEMBERS A LOT. IT HURTS ME THAT I HAVE TO IT HURTS ME THAT I HAVE TO REPEAT EVERY DAY THAT SHE HAS REPEAT EVERY DAY THAT SHE HAS ANOTHER GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER BUT ANOTHER GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER BUT IT’S THE LONG TERM GAIN I’M

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  1. Alo pli permi saludos hoy allí ayer fue en España mañana bueno para my este. Dia. Ay otros yo ni decir llegaron unos a Santiago salude puse algo ayer algo dije en Europa un lugar grc me otros les salude. Esto. Navidad. Me alguna cosa de dentro eso mas siendo o no sabe lo que le dicen con algo a my eso no si lo sabe en uy fiel solo eso uy no sabe su abi uy ni decir entendí lo me algien reflesione ok como.me abuelo un dia. Yo my uy ok notan solo si ok abi y tías y primos. Uy. Me. Ya diré si. Me sale my abuelo uy si no. Pues bueno para my si como pa ok. Bueno abi no se si. Bien lo hice lo.mejor pude supe puede. No bien o regulin o mal mejor no llege me cumpli. Me algo my. Vida ya casi esto. No les ba ni decir les ayude unos. Y otros y otros. Amigos. Conocidos y no. También de si ok kien estivo. Con ellos si sus kien familiares parientes amigos. Conocidos. Estado. Fe acudí yo me keda decir tratos lo demas. Uy. My deja con mys deja con ayuda si se caen ayudan así. Tienen uy ayudan no me sale. Ok hoy es un día digi que. Kieres celebte como estan no se vivía asi ok te acuerdas como vivías ayudabas se vivía con sin hoy ez españa. Europa mundo hoy usa ok me yo bien como otros ok guerra ellas si ellos. Hoy gol uy silla uy. También belén uy ok en london que kieres de my otros y as sabes hambre ay sed. Sana. Casa curro. Colé. Frío calor. Keman. Uy usa otros. Y as. Uy olimpi anil no. Me sale ok no me sale ok no me. Sale ok me esto amigo es kien. Te syuda empresa me uy my mys ADN genes ok. Ya dire NASA estell hoy puede no te ponga mucho yo. Me. De mujercitas. De algo en Europa london no me dejo digan ni en otras kien por. Que te diré esto. Tu estas al si ok octubre mayp navidad ok clara. Se esto tu político si ok arty ok deport ok motor ok el o ella ok mayor. El o.ella se. Esto cada si no. Funciona su vida con algo si ay cua algo ok luego si haces tu nueva. Vida ok haces ok si haces tu. Vida famil. Ya dicen estudios nosotras ok sueldo o. Pensión ok y dire a my así uy no uy tln ya mismo no sea nada uy ay mismo ya. Con todo uy ni. Te digo yo ya dire tu su vas allí ganas aqui emvias comen de. Aqui allí. Tambien allí. Hacen aqui di no es que es salud mental uy diferente uy. Ya diré te si todo donde lo allí De donde allí igual que aqui dirias si tu pensión al no aqui o allí dirías a eso. Sueldo como.enviarias como.viviriras inen ayuda. Sin recursos si nada ni nadie si luego les para toda la vida no suen feo no. Te dice nada ya no que por. Vida sigiente asi siguiente siguiente siguiente solo que no me sale ok hoy uy allí me bien ok saludos otros mundo colorinrs ok grc grc grc te. Call me espage me en Madrid si.lo.es justo ok ni mas. Ni menos ok grc grc grc. Si España Europa mundo ya no puedo mas grc grc grc.

  2. I pray Dr. Oz, you continue to pray for your mother. I know what we see is one thing but God says something else. Continue to pray for your mother. In the Name of JESUS.

  3. Todos tenemos esa enfer o tienes. O yo kien. No mas hoy te ba esta mejor conoces es eso sabes. Que eso. Alzaimer ok con music ya hoy esto uy sabes que dia. Es hoy allí. O no yo si en Cataluña otros ayer canarias. París. London. Otros. BCN y Madrid si. Todos tenemos algo. De eso. Sabes que es camino. De Santiago ay otros en el mundo sabes que. Es navidad. Vida ayuda comer sed. Frío calor nada te de. Todo. Tu. Ves olles sientes. Uy sabes leer escribir. Casa curro ba yo con. No grc saludos sabes que. Paso si no. Fue solo europa. No fue función ok es. Que ay huvo.allí otros mundo ok clara menos este día kemar tu siges sabes unos fue de verdad uy eran decian. Uy tu estudias. Que uy con migo no ok esta es. My uy. Que ya grc te. Call me. Espage

  4. Once de setiembre ok. Uh ok en Cataluña uy. Que no. Ya ok. Grc. Tienes. Vives uy tu sabes como si. Mañana ya no puedo mas. Con uy. No. Grc.

  5. My heartfelt prayers are going to you may this disease keep your family close together. May you find the strength in the midst of all.
    Remember the devil is a liar.

  6. What I don't understand is even if the disease was caught early, what would he have done different because there is no cure for this? So what difference would it have made, he does not address this.

  7. Sometimes you don't notice Alzheimer's in those closest to you. You brush it off as quirkiness, or getting older, or something else. It's more noticeable when someone in their 50's or even younger show signs. Thoughts are with you and your family, Dr. Oz.

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