Quick Start Guide
Connect with a Bredesen trained physician or health care practitioner:
Contact Apollo Health. They will help you get started.
Get the right testing and diagnosis:
Your Bredesen trained physician or health care practitioner will start with an evaluation and testing. This is called a CognoscopyTM. Once this is completed, you will receive a report listing the results.
These simple tests will include:
|Blood Tests||These will show chemical, hormonal, metabolic and toxicity levels.|
|Genetic Testing||The results will determine some of your treatment plan. (Carrying particular genes from one or more parents may put you at greater risk for Alzheimer's or dementia.)
NOTE: Check with your doctor to see if testing through 23 and Me might be a less expensive option.
|Cognitive Assessment||This is a simple assessment done by using a computer program online.
NOTE: Check with your doctor to see if this can be completed at home.
(may be needed)
|This shows brain volumes. (A decrease in volumes may indicate Alzheimer's or dementia.)|
Get your Individualized Treatment Program to follow:
Your Bredesen trained doctor or health care practitioner will enter your test results (from your CognoscopyTM) into a special computer program. Once the assessment of your test results is complete, your doctor will provide you with a treatment program customized just for you. Your treatment will also focus largely on diet, fasting, exercise, sleep, stress reduction, and other lifestyle factors. This part of your program will have a greater impact than you might imagine.
|Keep in Mind:|
|Alzheimer's Disease happens when the brain tries to protect itself from three main metabolic and toxic threats:
- Decline/shortage of supportive nutrients, hormones and other brain-supporting molecules
- Toxic substances such as metals or biotoxins (poisons produced by microbes such as molds)
There are 36 or more contributing factors for Alzheimer’s or dementia. Through an evaluation and testing, your doctor will know which of these contributing factors have led to your disease and symptoms. The goal isn’t just to get those factors under control and within normal limits. The goal is to optimize your specific levels, giving you the best chance of halting and reversing your cognitive decline.
Those who have had the most success are the ones who strictly follow their individualized program. If necessary, find a family member, friend or even a health coach who would be willing to keep you on task. Remember, this is not a quick fix or cure. Those who temporarily slip off the program notice a decline in their thought processes. This is a treatment program and a lifestyle which must be maintained – but it is so worth it!
NOTE: There are no guarantees this program will work for everyone, but it has helped hundreds of people halt and reverse their cognitive decline.
|Contact information for Apollo Health:
What are the patient costs for this program?
Contact Apollo Health to request the current fees being charged.
NOTE: The support staff at Apollo Health will answer any questions you may have and help you get started on The Bredesen ProtocolTM.