Everyone forgets stuff. Key misplacement. Lost car in parking lot. Names. Yes, it happens to everyone.
As we get older, we have more senior moments which are normal. But if they become more frequent and if they are associated with other cognitive and/or emotional symptoms, then we may think about Alzheimer's Disease or other neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson's Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and more. And we are not alone.
Most Americans are more worried about Alzheimer's Disease than they are about cancer and heart disease. And rightly so. When we lose our memories and our minds, we effectively lose who we are, our true selves.
30 million people had Alzheimer's Disease in 2012. An estimated one in nine Americans who are 65 years old and older currently have been diagnosed with this neurodegenerative disease. And 160 million people will have Alzehimer's Disease in 2050. It is epidemic!
Unfortunately, modern medicine has no effective treatment for this neurological disease. But fortunately, the Bredesen Protocol can successfully prevent and reverse Alzheimer's Disease if treatment is started early, and it can slow down the progression even if started late!
Alzheimer's Disease results when resorption of synapses (synaptoclastic) occurs at a faster rate than production of synapses (synaptoblastic). Inflammation, insulin resistance, lack of nutrients and hormones, and toxins cause weakened neurons and synapses as well as increased production of amyloid as a form of protection. Essentially, the brain is systematically pruning itself as a natural response to adverse conditions.
Dr. Bredesen has identified five types of Alzheimer's Disease based on their causes. The main
types are Type 1 inflammatory (hot), Type 1.5 glycotoxic (sweet), Type
2 atrophic (cold), and Type 3 toxic. Most patients are predominantly
one type, but may have features of other types. Each type is treated
differently because each type has different causes although they
ApoE4 is the strongest known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's Disease. In fact, people with two copies of this marker are at least 50% (and up to 90%) more likely to develop Alzheimer's Disease. However, people can still develop this disease even if they do not have this marker.
Until now, knowing your risk factor was just plain depressing because there was nothing that anyone could do to prevent this disease. But now, the Bredesen Protocol can make a difference and the earlier that you start the program, then the more likely that you will never experience loss of brain function!
This treatment uses a personalized
functional medicine multimodal approach from a certified physician who has completed appropriate training.
Functional medicine emphasizes life style factors (diet, exercise,
sleep, stress, relationships) along with clinical imbalances
(inflammation, mitochondrial dysfunction, toxins, insulin resistance,
trophic factors, leaky gut/brain, and microbiome) to create an
environment conducive to health and healing. Treating chronic infections (such as Lyme disease) and biotoxin illlness (such as mold) are emphasized as appropriate.
The physician must be certified by Dr. Bredesen and the patient must be enrolled in his program in order to obtain access to the individualized ReCODE Report. The patient can also attend question/answer town halls with Dr. Bredesen, access his monthly forum, and obtain his newsletter. The fee to Dr. Bredesen is $75 per month for a 12 month commitment.
Dr. Richey is a certified physician for the Bredesen Protocol in Southern Ohio near Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Louisville, and Lexington as well as surrounding areas of Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania and more.
In order to make an appointment with Dr. Richey, please read the Patient Information/FAQ page and then fill out the Request Appointment page. Patients are usually seen initially, then at one month and then every three months. However, if the disease has progressed significantly, then the patient should be seen monthly for maximum benefit. Telephone appointments and health coaching appointments for the patient or support person are available between regular in-person appointments if needed.
After your first appointment with Dr. Richey, you can sign up for the Bredesen Protocol and then select Dr. Richey as your provider. Alternatively, you can choose to forego the ReCODE Report and the corresponding fee to Dr. Bredesen, and work directly with Dr. Richey. We will discuss both options at your initial appointment. The choice is yours; treatment can be successful either way!
The Bredesen Protool works best when started early. So, if you are concerned about memory loss and if you want to prevent cognitive decline, it is best to be evaluated and treated as soon as possible.
As Dr. Bredesen says, "Everyone knows a cancer survivor: no one knows an Alzheimer's survivor." This program is changing that statement!
Dr. Richey can help you prevent and reverse
the cognitive decline from neurodegenerative disease!