Alzheimer’s dementia is the most common type of dementia in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Current estimates are that about 5.8 million people have Alzheimer’s and related dementias. By 2060, the number of people with Alzheimer’s dementia is predicted to be 14 million. Health conditions like diabetes, hypertension and other co-morbidities are often associated with dementia (per CDC). People with a family history, have a higher likelihood of getting it.
Alzheimer’s dementia is, unfortunately, a very debilitating disease associated with declining memory that starts a good 10 to 15 years before a diagnosis is established. Once diagnosed, the decline varies, with some rapidly progressing while others take a longer course. Not only does it take a toll on the patient, but also on caregivers, both emotionally, and financially.
However, with a functional medicine approach, it is possible to improve Alzheimer’s by finding out the root cause and correcting the imbalances. Sometimes, you may have some associated nutritional deficiencies that can be corrected with diet and lifestyle changes, and improve your condition like reduced B12 or folate in your body. We also recommend some lifestyle changes to improve your condition based on our testing .
Dr. Dale Bredesen, a neurologist, and professor at UCLA has been researching the treatment, prevention, and reversal of this disease. He has published his research, written books on the reversal of cognitive decline, and runs a training program for practitioners.
Improvement and treatments work best in early to mild Alzheimer’s and those with a family history, for prevention, can be treated than someone who has already declined considerably.
References: Review J Alzheimer’s Disease. 2020;78(2):853-854. doi: 10.3233/JAD-201157.
The End of Alzheimer’s Protocol:
The First Protocol to Enhance Cognition and Reverse, Decline at Any Age by Dale Bredesen, Avery, 2020, 352 pp
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