For many patients, Alzheimer’s disease is a very real risk that can begin to take hold far before they notice any signs. That’s why you should know about the Bredesen Protocol and how it can help you and your loved ones prepare for and prevent cognitive loss at any stage of life. This set of lifestyle changes can benefit virtually anyone, so here are some reasons to meet with Dr. Robinson and discuss your options.
What is it?
The Bredesen Protocol is a specialized program currently under study that addresses the onset of Alzheimer’s disease as a preventable, reversable condition. This occurs through lifestyle changes that facilitate cognitive, physical, and emotional health through specialized care from a functional medical provider. Unfortunately, the exact causes of Alzheimer’s are still not well-known, but the Protocol asserts that there are many different factors that contribute to cognitive decline, many of which can be prevented or reversed.
How does it work?
The Protocol begins with a thorough assessment of your lifestyle, health, habits, and history so that all possible factors can be addressed. It’s unknown how extensive the different factors that contribute to Alzheimer’s may be, so the Protocol takes a wide look at all possible options, including prenatal health and family history. Once all of these categories are assessed, your functional medical provider can create a treatment plan that explicitly addresses these factors through lifestyle changes and overall improvement of your health and cognitive function. These steps can be both preventative of the onset of Alzheimer’s as well as seek to reverse existing onset.
How can it help me?
Whether you’re experiencing the onset yourself or are noticing signs in your loved ones, the Bredesen Protocol can help. It can be difficult to assess on your own whether you might be prone to Alzheimer’s later in life, but the Protocol can help you make positive changes that can benefit your overall health in any case. If your loved ones are experiencing cognitive loss, it can be beneficial to take a look at their lifestyle habits and guide them towards positive changes through the assistance of a functional medical provider. The Bredesen Protocol benefits everyone in establishing the link between overall health and the prevention of disease and cognitive loss, so it’s important to take the right steps.
It’s likely that you’re effected by Alzheimer’s in some way, so it’s important to know your options and how to ensure a healthy future for yourself and those around you. To speak with Dr. Robinson about how you can benefit from functional medicine, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.