Dr. Marlene Merritt explains the confusion around other “diets” and why they may have worked in the past, but why they fail for most people now.
At its earliest stage, prior to symptoms, the Bredesen Protocol is the most effective and able to accomplish the best outcome.
In the Reversal stage, the protocol is the most intense, requiring the most lifestyle and dietary changes.
Some patients will have progressed further than what is most advantageous for this program. We’ve created a program specifically to increase health and vitality, slow decline and reduce symptoms.
These assessments will help us to set a baseline for your treatment. If you are unable to complete the assessments, it is not likely that you are a candidate for the Bredesen Protocol.
The Montreal Cognitive Assessment is a brief screening tool for Mild Cognitive Impairment. The MoCA is required for us to move to the next step in assessment.
Call our staff to schedule an appointment to take the CNS Vital Signs test. Our office staff will administer the test either online (good internet connection required) or schedule you to come in to our office. After this, you can schedule an initial consultation with one of our practitioners, so we can customize the protocol.
At the earliest stage, prior to symptoms, the Bredesen Protocol is the most effective and able to accomplish the best outcome. If you have a family history of any type of cognitive decline, it will be important to start as early as possible, before symptoms present, and do the necessary tests to determine the best preventive measures.
In the Reversal stage, the protocol is the most intense, requiring the most lifestyle and dietary changes. Depending on the patient’s willingness and ability, there is a good chance to reverse or stop cognitive decline. The most dramatic changes take place at this level.
Some people have already received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and may be further along. We can do a modified version of the protocol which will be helpful for quality of life, but will not reverse Cognitive Decline. There are fewer lab assessments, and lifestyle changes may be also be limited at this level of the program- depending on the patient. But it will be helpful to lessen the symptoms and slow the decline.