Alzheimer’s disease is a prospect as frightening to many of us as cancer, and the treatment options are not promising. Most of the costly medications used in treating this type of dementia do little more than delay its progression by a few weeks or months. The idea that anything might be done to turn back the ravages of this memory robber has seemed an impossible dream.
Optimizing Multiple Factors for Cognitive Recovery:
Now, however, research shows that a novel, multi-faceted approach may be able to reverse cognitive decline. Nine of the first ten patients on this comprehensive, personalized therapeutic program have shown improvement. Not only have the markers of inflammation underlying Alzheimer’s disease become less severe, but they also have had lasting improvement in measures of memory and ability to function and reason. What are the elements and lessons of this therapeutic system?
This radio program first aired on May 30, 2015. We are offering it for re-broadcast on March 5, 2016. You will not want to miss it. Let friends and family know that this could be a game changer for people concerned about cognitive function.
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This Week’s Guest:
Dale Bredesen, MD, is the Augustus Rose Professor of Neurology and Director of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at UCLA. He is also Director of Neurodegenerative Disease Research at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Founding President and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, CA. His research has been published in the journal Aging (Sept. 27, 2014), and in EMBO Molecular Medicine (May 23, 2013) on next generation therapeutics for reversing Alzheimer’s disease. Here is a presentation he gave to the California State Assembly.
Listen to the Podcast:
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