Why did my mom's hair get better on alzheimers drugs?

Discussion in 'Open Topic (General)' started by Cassy, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Cassy

    Cassy Member

    My mother has severe aga. She lost half of her very thick hair at 18. Then the rest of it at 30. She wore a wig for 50 years. The top of her scalp is bald like a man. She is in the final stages of alzheimers now. She has actualy had some hair grow in thicker this last year. She if course has no idea but both her sisters noticed it also. I wonder if it is all the drugs she is on. Or maybe its because I dont think she feels ANY stress anymore. I would like to know how it happened.
  2. Lucy4

    Lucy4 New Member

    So sorry to hear about your mom's Alzheimers. Less stress could certainly contribute to hair regrowth. You didn't mention which drugs, but Aricept is commonly prescribed, so I checked it out.

    This is just a guess on my part, but thyroid hormones are often implicated in different types of hair loss. If this was the case with your mother, then Aricept or similar drugs could actually have an effect on her thyroid resulting in hair growth. Just a shot in the dark.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17132968
  3. Cassy

    Cassy Member

    Lucy4
    Thank you for the article. I think that may be it. She is on Aricept.