Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most significant global health threats we face today. It is an ailment that, as our population ages, is forecasted to become a worldwide epidemic. Mainstream medicine would have us believe that it can’t be prevented, is untreatable, and is progressive, with most patients not surviving beyond 3–11 years post-diagnosis. But that is all being challenged by the work of Dr. Dale Bredesen.
On today’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Bredesen to discuss his groundbreaking work that can give hope and many more years of a happy, healthy life to millions of people.
Dr. Bredesen is internationally recognized as an expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The End of Alzheimer's, The End of Alzheimer's Program, and his latest book, The First Survivors of Alzheimer's: How Patients Recovered Life and Hope in Their Own Words. He has held faculty positions at UC San Francisco, UCLA, and the University of California San Diego. He directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before coming to the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in 1998 as its founding president and CEO. He is currently a professor at UCLA.
In this episode we dive into:
-Evidence that early Alzheimer's can be reversed
-What actually drives neurodegeneration
-Insults in the brain that contribute to Alzheimer's
-Red flags to pay attention to when it comes to cognitive decline
-Cognoscopy test for cognitive decline
Listen to the full episode here.
For more on Dr. Bredesen, follow him on Instagram @drdalebredesen, Facebook @drdalebredesen, Twitter @drdalebredesen, and through his website, apollohealthco.com. Get his book, The First Survivors of Alzheimer’s: How Patients Recovered Life and Hope in Their Own Words, here.
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