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In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Dr. Dale Bredesen talks about Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment.
Dr. Dale Bredesen received his undergraduate degree from Caltech and his medical degree from Duke. He served as Resident and Chief Resident in Neurology at UCSF, then was postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Nobel laureate Prof. Stanley Prusiner. Dr. Bredesen was the Founding President and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, and is the Director of the Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at UCLA.
His group has developed a new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, and this approach has led to the discovery of subtypes of Alzheimer’s disease, followed by the first description of reversal of symptoms in patients with mild cognitive impairment and early Alzheimer’s disease, with the ReCODE (Reversal of Cognitive Decline) protocol. His book, The End of Alzheimer’s, is a New York Times Bestseller.
Main Questions Asked:
What can be done for people that have memory impairment, cognitive decline, dementia, or early Alzheimer’s?
Can you talk about infections and how they can have such a big impact on our brain health?
How do hormones, toxins, and inflammation contribute to brain decline?
When should we start onto treatment? How early should a person start working towards preventing cognitive decline?
What is a cognoscopy?
Can you talk about one or two patients that you’ve worked with and where they were and how they’re doing now?
How fast should a patient start to feel better on your program?
What are the next steps to take for those who need help?
How do we find a doctor or practitioner that’s been trained under you?