Conversations with the husband are rare these days. He often talks at length, unaware that his speech is unintelligible. Most of the time his control of speech muscles is minimal, but there are those exceptional times of clarity. It is then that I get a glimpse of what his mental status is.

Today I went over to him because he seemed to be restless, and I thought a little re-orientation would be helpful to calm him. We talked about his memory and who he remembered. I asked him if he knew who I was. He did.

“You’re my wife.”

“Well, I have two rings on my finger. One of them is yours.”

“How many rings have you got on?”

“I have two rings on my finger. You see this?” (holding up my hand)

“Yeah, I see that as four fingers.”

“Yep, and see the rings on that finger?”


“One of them is my wedding ring and the other one is yours. One of them is the diamond that you got for me, and the other is your wedding ring that they took off you at the hospital. They were afraid your hands would swell up and it would be too tight.”

“And what ring of mine are you wearing?”

“Your wedding ring.”

“Oh yeah. (pause) Are you married to me now?”

“Yeah, don’t you remember we got married?”


“Well, how did I get to be your wife if we didn’t get married?”

(thinking hard) “Yeah.”

That was only one of the interesting exchanges today. Earlier he told me that another me came in the room from his left and joined into the me standing at the bedside, and I was transformed into someone even more me. I’m wondering if this isn’t the beginning of Capgras syndrome, which I’ve heard so much about with Lewy Body dementia. If only the other me’s were able to help out a little more, maybe I could get some rest. Wishful thinking…

Staring out the window at the snowstorm after our conversation.

Higher Ground Please


The last few days… we have been several places away from home seeking relief from the electric fields. We have spoken with electricians, we have prayed and battled spiritually, we have actually changed course and are no longer using grounding pads anywhere.

Dennis has had a couple new symptoms and I’m sure they alarm him. He has trouble swallowing his many pills. They are all supplements so it’s not critical he take them if he has trouble, but since this symptom was addressed at the conference we went to, it is an alarming occurrence to him.

Another surprise, he mentioned hallucinations. He thought he saw me coming toward him out in the field today – I wasn’t. He thought he saw a man outside the window but whenever he turned to see who it was, the man was gone. He said the H word himself.

But mostly it is still the electricity issue that is on his mind – trying to figure out why he feels tingling in his hands, cold extremities, dry mouth but drooling at the same time (???), and changes in his mental and emotional status whenever he is on the property and especially in our condo.

He would explain it this way. The code is written for single residences but our is a duplex. Because of that there are two grounding rods, 10 feet long and 6 feet apart. He looked up the code and found that it was a minimal requirement and didn’t take safety fully into account. He feels that electricity from one grounding rod is conducted through the grounding rod, into the wet ground (high water table) and feeding back into the other grounding rod and into our house through the neutral electric wire. Somehow this translates into the theory that if he gets up high enough above the water table his symptoms will lessen, perhaps go away. The rogue electric current is denaturing the protein in his body and creating more Lewy bodies faster than he can get rid of them with his magnesium water.

He talks these theories/facts endlessly, and I finally am telling him to leave me out of the conversation. I am not going to help him research electromagnetic shielding on the internet. I don’t want to hear about the dairy farms where this happens commonly, according to him. I am not going to try to lower the water table (he has ideas on how) or dig up the grounding rods and pull them out of the water.

As he says, he is sorry to be so much trouble, but the house and really the whole residential development is killing him and he has to get out. You have never seen desperation like this.

It’s All Connected


This is a list of links to articles that the husband has been reading and discussing with his brother for the last couple of months. I intend to read them one or two at a time and try to summarize what they mean, in addition to what they mean to him.

His research often starts with a symptom he’s experiencing and trying to understand. He uses google on his phone and reads, then he forwards the link to his brother who is a retired university biologist. One article will lead him to another one, and there is always a connection to be made to the next thing. Sometimes I can see his reasoning and other times I think he’s stretching things a bit. A common thread is that he believes many of his symptoms have something to do with magnesium deficiency.

Magnesium is needed for so many functions on the cellular lever that a deficiency could affect any organ system in the body. He believes correcting the deficiency could reverse the damage in the brain that causes diseases like AD and LBD. That’s what he’s trying to do.  The Lewy Body Dementia Association, nonprofit, national This is the article about reversal of cognitive decline that gives the husband hope  about autophagy  this is where the interest in magnesium began all about nitric oxide’s influence, enhance NO may prevent inflammation he tries to figure out why eating cheese gives him a sensation in his head about how milk is a good source of magnesium and how magnesium has to be present for vitamin D to be processed soy beverages decrease the bioavailability of Mg and Ca red clay interest him, however magnesium levels are low in clay because of leaching  the uses and actions of bentonite clay, a source of magnesium and a chelating agent for heavy metals  nutrients in bone broth such as collagen and other proteins contribute to skin health and gut health  magnesium and autonomic cardiovascular regulation, hypertension  pdf of magnesium rich foods laughter promotes health, use in relieving depression magnesium in a more bioavailable form from Dr. Carolyn Dean – ReMag Rapamycin and autophagy as potential treatments for AD autophagy contributes to limiting viral

pathogens dietary buffers for dairy cattle – no clue why this is relevant the brain, PTSD, TBI this is a good one on magnesium deficiency, why it’s widespread and dangerous. doctor get Nobel Prize for discoveries about autophagy. Fasting and autophagy to rid body of damaged/broken cellular components the role of nutrition and supplementation in macular degeneration Varicose veins, home remedies and nutritional advice magnesium deficiency can lead to hair loss and scalp problems, dietary and supplemental Mg can have positive effect on hair growth magnesium for maximum heart health Dr. Carolyn Dean on magnesium Dr. Carolyn Dean on fibromyalgia and CFS Magnesium basics, importance of Mg in numerous body functions