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Bredesen Protocol™ for Cognitive Decline

THE FACTS*

  • Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States
  • More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's. By 2050, this number could rise as high as 16 million
  • Every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops the disease
  • Since 2000, deaths from heart disease have decreased by 14%, while deaths from Alzheimer's disease have increased by 89%

*Alzheimer's Association (alz.org)


THE BREDESEN PROTOCOL™ FOR THE TREATMENT OF MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT AND EARLY ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

Dr. Nielsen is certified through the Institute for Functional Medicine, in collaboration with Dale Bredesen, MD and MPI Cognition, in the treatment of Mild Cognitive Impairment and early Alzheimer’s disease using the Bredesen Protocol™.

The Bredesen Protocol™ provides a paradigm shift in the way we address the causes and treatment approaches to cognitive decline. Rather than focusing on Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s disease as a brain problem, the Bredesen Protocol™ sees these conditions as a systemic illness, where symptoms are most often seen in the brain.

Dr. Nielsen works with patients to evaluate the underlying factors that may be contributing to their cognitive decline, then outlining a comprehensive personalized program designed to improve cognition and reverse the cognitive decline of mild cognitive impairment and early Alzheimer's disease.

Your evaluation with Dr. Nielsen will include:

  • a comprehensive history (at least one hour is generally spent face-to-face during your first visit)
  • cognitive testing
  • a variety of laboratory studies to evaluate current health as well as screen for:
  • nutrient deficiencies
  • hormone levels
  • inflammatory markers
  • insulin and blood sugar
  • heavy metals
  • imbalances in the gut microbiome
  • genetic testing
  • and more

Multi-pronged personalized treatment strategies incorporate:

  • diet/nutrition
  • stress management
  • hormone balance
  • detoxification
  • physical activity
  • targeted supplementation
  • brain training

LEARN MORE
Bredesen Protocol Overview:
https://www.mpicognition.com/protocol-overview/

Maria Shriver Interviews Dr. Bredesen on the Today Show:
https://www.today.com/health/new-brain-program-may-fight-alzheimer-s-t104636

Dr. David Perlmutter interviews Dr. Bredesen on “The Empowering Neurologist”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VpYOwH3hS8

Dr. Mark Hyman interviews Dr. Bredesen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPDGG_EnxRc

Purchase Dr. Bredesen’s best-selling book “The End of Alzheimer’s”
http://www.mcleanandeakin.com/book/9780735216204