Quick Start Guide
Connect with a Bredesen trained physician or health care practitioner:
Search for a Bredesen trained physician or health care practitioner by visiting The Institute for Functional Medicine. ( Select “Find a Practitioner” and enter city and state. Use “Advanced Finder” and select “Advanced Clinical Training: Reversing Cognitive Decline” under Completed Coursework.)
Contact Dr. Bredesen’s company, 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. You will receive the results of your testing, and this will be in the form of a ReCODE Report. These simple tests will include:
|Tests||What’s the Purpose?|
|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 Protocol to follow:
Your Bredesen trained doctor or health care practitioner will enter your test results (from your CognoscopyTM) into a special computer program linked with Dr. Bredesen’s company. 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. Alzheimer’s Diet & Lifestyle Strategies to Improve Cognition
|Keep in Mind:
Alzheimer’s Disease happens when the brain tries to protect itself from three metabolic and toxic threats:
Whatever threats are revealed through testing, they are then addressed as you follow your program.
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 Dr. Bredesen’s company, Apollo Health:
They do not allow for third-party referrals. Only the patient or their caregiver may sign up for a patient ReCODE ReportTM account.
Dr. Bredesen does not see patients directly.
You may contact Apollo Health to request the current fee being charged.
(See contact information above.)
NOTE: The support staff at Apollo Health will answer any questions you may have and help you get started on The Bredesen ProtocolTM.