In his book, Dr. Dale Bredesen argues that the decades of research into the causes and treatment of Alzheimer’s have not been successful because there is no one single factor or cause but rather a confluence of variables that impact the onset of this insidious disease.
The End of Alzheimer’s outlines 36 metabolic factors (micronutrients, hormone levels, sleep) that can trigger brain decline. The plan he has developed shows us how to re-balance these factors using lifestyle modifications like taking B12, eliminating gluten, or improving oral hygiene.
The book provides real life stories of patients who have improved by following Dr. Bredesen’s plan. One such patient, a women named Kristin in her 60’s had witnessed her own mother’s 18 year decline into Alzheimer’s and then began to experience the telltale symptoms herself. She had problems with concentration, synthesizing information and remembering details – some as simple as her own dog’s name. A subsequent Alzheimer’s diagnosis, left her suicidal. That changed when a friend connected her to Dr. Bredesen and she began following his protocol – within 3 months she was back to normal and still feels well in her 70’s.
Dr. Bredesen’s theory and the examples of successful treatment provide an alternative to those struggling with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and loved ones. We highly recommend this engaging and enlightening book.