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Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment in Ashburn, VA

There's no way around it: Getting diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease can be both scary and disheartening for patients and their loved ones. The cognitive impairment, memory loss, and eventual cognitive decline can seem like a grim prognosis. Unfortunately, the standard reductionist approach seeking to identify a single silver bullet cure doesn't account for the multifactorial nature of Alzheimer's disease.

That's why treating Alzheimer's disease requires a multifaceted response from functional medicine. While there is no single drug that can cure Alzheimer's, protocols addressing the nuanced factors contributing to the disease can make a difference. That's where Proactive Wellness Centers and Bredesen protocol treatment in Ashburn, VA comes into play.

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The Proactive Wellness Approach to Brain Health

At Proactive Wellness, we firmly believe that brain health is an essential part of your overall well-being. However, despite the emergence of new research, there has been limited understanding of how to promote brain health effectively. This includes reducing the risk of dementia/Alzheimer's and stabilizing cognitive decline in patients with early symptoms. Dr. Lawson, an esteemed Bredesen Protocol practitioner and ReCode 2.0 Certified with 17 years of experience in functional medicine can identify and address the root cause of cognitive decline in you or your loved one.

Dr. Lawson's goal isn't to replace the role of family physicians. Rather, we collaborate with primary care physicians, internists, and other medical professionals to provide a comprehensive approach to care. We believe that every individual is unique from a physiological perspective, and therefore, we avoid a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, our programs focus on a customized approach, addressing risk factors that, if avoided or modified, could have beneficial effects for men and women who have dementia.

Our programs have a strong emphasis on slowing down and reversing the aging process, preventing diseases, and treating chronically ill patients. To achieve this, we employ a three-pronged approach:

  • We empower patients with the knowledge they need to manage their health and attain optimal well-being.
  • We prioritize disease prevention by conducting a thorough evaluation with the help of comprehensive diagnostics and the patient's health history form.
  • We collaborate with patients to implement a rejuvenation program that includes various science-based treatments, like our Brain Health Optimization Program (BHOP) for people suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's

One of the most popular and effective programs we offer includes Bredesen protocol treatment in Ashburn VA. This revolutionary approach to dementia has provided hope and improved cognitive function for countless people in the US. But to understand the importance of the Bredesen protocol, it's important that you first understand dementia, Alzheimer's, and its effect on people across the world.

The Wide-Reaching Effects of

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

There are currently more than 5.8 million individuals in the United States who are living with Alzheimer's disease. It is predicted that the number of individuals with Alzheimer's disease will more than double by 2050.

Dementia is a type of cognitive decline that affects mental abilities. There are many different causes and complex layers involved. Cognitive impairment is characterized by abnormal results on tests measuring memory, speech, critical thinking, and other cognitive abilities, but individuals with this diagnosis are still capable of performing daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating. Without proper treatment, Alzheimer's disease is likely to follow within a few years. Alzheimer's disease is the most prevalent form of dementia, and it is diagnosed through neuro-imaging and analysis of cerebrospinal fluid.

In the past, being diagnosed with Alzheimer's was often worse than receiving a death sentence. It was dehumanizing and stripped individuals of their memories, thinking abilities, and independence. However, after three decades of research, we now have a greater understanding of this devastating illness and even solutions like Bredesen protocol treatment in Ashburn, VA that can help patients deal with dementia.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Ashburn, VA

What Causes Dementia?

Dementia is caused by a normal and healthy brain process that malfunctions due to a toxic environment, inflammation, and a lack of necessary nutrients and hormones. The brain's defense mechanism produces amyloid plaques, which serve as a protective helmet around the brain. Unfortunately, these plaques destroy connections between nerve cells, ultimately affecting comprehension, recollection, and clarity.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Ashburn, VA

Dementia by the Numbers

It's important to understand the impact of Alzheimer's disease (AD) around the world. According to the CDC, AD is present in 50% of patients in nursing homes and causes more than 110,000 deaths annually in the US. It was the 6th leading cause of death in 2015. More than 5 million people in the US are affected by AD, and recent data indicates that the problem is getting worse.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 47 million people around the world are currently living with dementia, and this number is expected to rise to 75 million by 2030 and 132 million by 2050. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of all cases.

While reading those statistics can be disheartening, there's reason to be hopeful. New therapies and treatments offered at Proactive Wellness - like Bredesen protocol treatment - can help patients deal with dementia and cognitive decline.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Ashburn, VA

The Power of

Bredesen Protocol Treatment in Ashburn, VA

The Bredesen Protocol is a highly personalized treatment program that aims to reverse cognitive decline and improve brain function in patients. Dr. Bredesen has designed the protocol to be adaptable and customizable, tailored to the specific symptoms and needs of each patient.

The program is centered around lifestyle changes, medication, and nutritional adjustments, all of which are tailored to address the unique symptoms and environmental factors that may be contributing to cognitive decline. This approach, referred to as ReCODE, helps patients to combat brain fog and prevent the onset of dementia.

It has also helped patients improve cognitive function significantly, reverse symptoms, and even return to work. The ReCODE program comprises lifestyle interventions, therapeutic diets, and targeted nutrients. Proactive Wellness Centers is thrilled to offer this promising treatment modality for Alzheimer's disease to benefit our patients.

It all starts with a baseline Bredesen evaluation at our wellness clinic in Ashburn, VA.

Baseline Bredesen Evaluation from

Proactive Wellness Centers

At Proactive Wellness Centers, we have two ways to help patients who are in search of Bredesen protocol treatment in Ashburn, VA. The first option is our Baseline Bredesen Evaluation, which is best suited for asymptomatic patients - that is, individuals who do not exhibit any significant cognitive decline beyond what is expected with age. Dr. Bredesen classifies such patients as "PreCode."

This evaluation serves as a starting point for PreCode patients, as well as those who are unsure of their cognitive status and potential risk factors. Our baseline evaluation includes the following:

The first step involves conducting a comprehensive set of baseline labs to evaluate your overall health, closely following the Bredesen protocol. This step goes beyond standard labs that you might have for a physical. It includes tests for magnesium, zinc, and selenium levels, B6, B12, and folate levels, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid levels.

It also includes

  • Pre-Diabetes Evaluation
  • Hormone Level Evaluation
  • Thyroid Level Evaluation
  • Specific Immune Marker Evaluation such as TH1, TH2, IL6, and TNF.

Our goal with this assessment is to establish a starting point and compare your cognitive function against what is typical for your age group. We have chosen to use the CNS Vital Signs cognitive assessment, which is widely recognized as one of the best in the industry. Additionally, we will be conducting the standard MoCA test as part of the evaluation.

A DNA test is performed to identify the specific APOE genotype present in your DNA. APOE e4 has been shown to be associated with an increased chance of late-onset Alzheimer's disease, which occurs after a person is 65 years old.

This step covers your lab results and includes a detailed plan of action to address areas of improvement as identified in your baseline evaluation.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Ashburn, VA

What are the Early Signs of

Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease?

As we grow older, it can be difficult to distinguish between normal changes in our cognitive abilities and the initial signs of dementia. The issue with preventing chronic illnesses is that we often believe we are healthy as long as we don't experience any symptoms, but this is not entirely accurate. Symptoms are typically the last indicator of a disease, meaning it has already progressed by the time they appear.

While it's always best to catch diseases before you notice symptoms, taking proactive measures at the first sign of cognitive changes can greatly impact the aging of your brain and body. It's crucial to act immediately if you're experiencing the following symptoms of Mild Cognitive Impairment. That way, ,you have a better chance of preventing the development of Alzheimer's.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Ashburn, VA

Roughly 10% of individuals with MCI progress to Alzheimer's annually.

Fortunately, Bredesen protocol treatment in Ashburn, VA may provide you with a chance to delay or even reverse these symptoms

Memory Issues

Memory Issues

You have a hard time remembering events that happened recently, such as appointments or important conversations with loved ones. You may also have trouble remembering important information.

Language Issues

Language Issues

You have trouble finding relevant words when you're talking with other people. You may also have problems following along with complex or complicated discussions.

Maintaining Concentration

Difficulty Maintaining Concentration and Attention

You have noticed a reduced ability to focus and stay honed in on most tasks. You may also not be able to multitask effectively, and it may be harder to keep your attention for long periods of time.

Decline in Executive Functions

Decline in Executive Functions

This symptom involves difficulty with skills like decision-making, planning, problem-solving, and organizing. These difficulties are often most apparent in day-to-day activities.

Visuospatial Awareness

Problems with Visuospatial Awareness

You may have trouble parking your car, judging distances, reading maps, or completing tasks that necessitate spatial orientation.

Impaired Judgement

Impaired Judgement and Reasoning

This may include problems when making judgments or decisions. Examples may consist of difficulties making financial decisions, managing finances, making reasonable and appropriate social decisions, or thinking through risky situations.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Ashburn, VA

By contrast, some of the most common signs of normal aging can include the following

Experiencing temporary lapses in memory, where recently learned details like names or scheduled events may slip from one's mind but can be remembered later on

  • You occasionally make mistakes, but nothing that stands out as significant or unusual.
  • You have to ask for help putting together or setting up electronic devices or equipment.
  • You sometimes forget what day it is but have the ability to remember the correct date later on.
  • Your vision is getting worse, which is caused by cataracts.
  • You experience shortness of breath or get tired more often when being active.
  • You feel unusual aches and pains, especially during poor weather.
  • You get confused sometimes but don't have an inability to make decisions or multitask.
  • You have a hard time keeping your body temp regulated.
  • You get angry or frustrated when tasks aren't completed in certain ways.

Your Trusted Choice for Bredesen Protocol Treatment in Ashburn, VA

Maintaining a healthy brain is crucial for one's overall well-being, yet there remains a lack of knowledge when it comes to promoting brain health, reducing the likelihood of dementia, or managing symptoms for those exhibiting early warning signs.

That's why we're excited to offer patients the ReCODE program at Proactive Wellness Centers. Developed by Doctor Bredesen, this treatment has shown remarkable success in improving cognitive function and even reversing symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. This comprehensive program includes lifestyle changes, dietary interventions, and specialized nutrients, and we are eager to provide this promising treatment option to patients like you.

If you or a loved one are starting to show concerning signs of cognitive decline, contact our office today to learn more about Bredesen protocol therapy. It could be your first step toward reversing mental decline and enjoying life to its fullest.

Latest News in Ashburn, VA

Former AOL Headquarters Demolished In Sterling For New Data Center

Demolition has begun at AOL's former headquarters in Sterling. The site is being cleared for a new data center and power substation.STERLING, VA — AOL's former headquarters is being demolished in Loudoun County. The site is being cleared for a new PowerHouse Data Center campus, a PowerHouse spokesperson told Patch.AOL operated their headquarters in Loudoun County from 1996 through 2007, when it moved its base to New York City.The demolition will be complete in early 2024, PowerHouse officials estimated. Construct...

Demolition has begun at AOL's former headquarters in Sterling. The site is being cleared for a new data center and power substation.

STERLING, VA — AOL's former headquarters is being demolished in Loudoun County. The site is being cleared for a new PowerHouse Data Center campus, a PowerHouse spokesperson told Patch.

AOL operated their headquarters in Loudoun County from 1996 through 2007, when it moved its base to New York City.

The demolition will be complete in early 2024, PowerHouse officials estimated. Construction crews will then start work on three new buildings and a power substation. The construction project will be completed in mid-2026, according to a news release.

PowerHouse has not said what company could occupy the new data center.

Luke Kipfer is the vice president of data center development and construction at American Real Estate Partners, which owns PowerHouse.

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"It's exciting to see this underutilized site with such a historical connection to the early internet evolve to be part of the future internet," Kipfer said in a news release. "Repurposing and transforming this site to operate at its highest and best use aligns with our sustainability commitment and positively affects how we all live, work, and play."

To prepare for the demolition, construction crews pulled tons of materials from the site. Furnitures and office supplies that once belonged to a $200 billion company were donated. Ceiling tiles, floors, and walls were stripped for parts that could be recycled.

Kitchen supplies from the site's cafeteria were donated to the Dulles South Soup Kitchen, a spokesperson said.

Demolition started with the parking garages. Three office buildings, a pedestrian bridge, and a mail hub were next in line for destruction.

AOL moved its headquarters to Loudoun County in 1996 after running out of space in its initial Vienna location. After AOL moved out, the site also hosted Yahoo! and Verizon.

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Neighbors alarmed by early morning FBI search of Ashburn home

ASHBURN, Va. (DC News Now) — Neighbors in the Ashburn Village neighborhood were startled by an early-morning FBI operation on Thursday.Several neighbors told DC News Now that they awoke to the sound of instructions blaring over a loudspeaker, instructing the people inside the home to come outside. They said that an armored tank and other vehicles surrounded the home, pointing laser scopes.One woman recorded the exchange, and shared video with DC News Now.“This is the FBI, we have a government search warrant f...

ASHBURN, Va. (DC News Now) — Neighbors in the Ashburn Village neighborhood were startled by an early-morning FBI operation on Thursday.

Several neighbors told DC News Now that they awoke to the sound of instructions blaring over a loudspeaker, instructing the people inside the home to come outside. They said that an armored tank and other vehicles surrounded the home, pointing laser scopes.

One woman recorded the exchange, and shared video with DC News Now.

“This is the FBI, we have a government search warrant for the residence. Come outside with your hands up, with nothing in your hands. We don’t want to see anyone get hurt. Come out the front door with your hands up,” the commands boomed over a speaker.

A spokeswoman for the FBI Baltimore field office said that no one was taken into custody when the house was searched. She said that the case is sealed, and no further information would be shared. She said there is no known threat to the community.

“The FBI does not disclose specific law enforcement tactics, techniques, or procedures; however, the safety of all the affected individuals is the priority of the FBI in every operation. Additionally, the FBI makes every effort to minimize any negative impact the court authorized search might have in the community,” she stated in an email to DC News Now.

Neighbors said that they saw Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisting in loading items from the home. LCSO spokeswoman Michelle Bowman said the investigation is ongoing and she could not provide details.

DC News Now reached out to the man who lives in the home, who declined to comment.

One neighbor, who asked to remain anonymous until he knows what the FBI is investigating, said that the man who lives in the home that was searched is known to be a “kind” and “helpful” neighbor to the community.

“A couple of times he has leaned my yard and he has also given me some advice about certain things in the house. Like how I can get my internet fast,” he said.

The neighbor said the early morning wake up was startling.

“It was just lights flashing and an announcement being made that all the occupants should come out and then all those officials with their big guns storming into the house, it was like a movie scenario,” he said. “I have never seen anything like this in real life, let alone in my neighborhood. The only time I’ve seen this stuff is in the movies.”

Loudoun Elementary School Named #1 In VA: Niche Ranking

An Ashburn school in the Loudoun County school system topped Niche's ranking of Virginia elementary schools.LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA — Ashburn's Waxpool Elementary School is the best elementary school in Virginia, according to a Niche ranking.The ranking, which was released this week, judges schools across the commonwealth on academics, teachers, culture and diversity, and surveys from students and parents...

An Ashburn school in the Loudoun County school system topped Niche's ranking of Virginia elementary schools.

LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA — Ashburn's Waxpool Elementary School is the best elementary school in Virginia, according to a Niche ranking.

The ranking, which was released this week, judges schools across the commonwealth on academics, teachers, culture and diversity, and surveys from students and parents. The list also accounts for the school district's Niche grade.

Waxpool Elementary School in Ashburn ranked first among the 1,124 elementary schools included in the list.

The school opened in 2019 with principal Michael Pellegrino, who is still with the school.

"Incredible admin and school culture. Truly thinking about students beyond just the classroom which has been profound for our two children," one parent reviewer wrote on Niche's website. "Beautiful facility too! Happy to be a Piranha!"

Another Loudoun County elementary school, Goshen Post Elementary School, ranked third in the statewide ranking. In total, 12 other Loudoun County elementary schools ranked in the top 100.

The Niche rankings differ from others that rely almost exclusively on test scores and academic performance in that it also includes input from students, alumni and parents, as well as quantitative data from sources such as the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate teachers, resources and facilities.

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In Loudoun County and the Ashburn area, the New Year's holiday changes schedules for government offices and other facilities.

ASHBURN, VA — Another year has come and gone. In Ashburn and the rest of Loudoun County, government facilities and offices will close to allow their workers an extra day off to start the year.

This year, New Year's Day falls on a Monday. Many government offices and other facilities will remain closed on Monday, Jan. 1 to recognize the occasion.

To help you plan, here's a roundup of what's open and what's closed for New Year's in our area:

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Where To See Taylor Swift's Eras Tour Movie In Ashburn

ASHBURN, VA — Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour movie opens in theaters Friday, and you can see it at movie theaters around Ashburn.The movie has already grossed $100 million in advance ticket sales, ac...

ASHBURN, VA — Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour movie opens in theaters Friday, and you can see it at movie theaters around Ashburn.

The movie has already grossed $100 million in advance ticket sales, according to AMC Theaters, which is distributing the film to more than 8,500 theaters in 100 countries.

Locally, there are showings this weekend at the Alamo Drafthouse in One Loudoun, AMC Loudoun Station, and Regal at Dulles Town Center.

Showings of the record-breaking concert film begin on Friday, starting at 2 p.m. and continuing through 11 p.m at local theaters. More screenings are also scheduled throughout the weekend. Most theaters have scheduled more than a dozen showtimes for the film each day.

Detailed information aboutEras Tour showtimes this weekend is available on the Regal, AMC and Alamo websites.

Swifties across the country are expected to dress the part, just as they did for the Barbie movie last summer, according to a CNN report that outlines proper concert film etiquette.

Other guidelines: Do sing along and dance, but don’t steal the show. Arrive on time. And take your wallet along. There will be merchandise to share.

In Loudoun County and the Ashburn area, the New Year's holiday changes schedules for government offices and other facilities.

ASHBURN, VA — Another year has come and gone. In Ashburn and the rest of Loudoun County, government facilities and offices will close to allow their workers an extra day off to start the year.

This year, New Year's Day falls on a Monday. Many government offices and other facilities will remain closed on Monday, Jan. 1 to recognize the occasion.

To help you plan, here's a roundup of what's open and what's closed for New Year's in our area:

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Starbucks Baristas Walk Off The Job In Ashburn On Thursday

ASHBURN, VA — Baristas at a Starbucks in Ashburn are walking off the job on Thursday as part of an ongoing dispute with the coffee giant over better work conditions and benefits for employees.Starbucks workers are set to strike as part of a nationwide Red Cup Rebellion, demanding that the company stop illegally refusing to bargain with employees over staffing, scheduling and other issues, the union for workers said in a news release on Wednesday.Employees at this Ashburn locations are expected to step away from their jobs...

ASHBURN, VA — Baristas at a Starbucks in Ashburn are walking off the job on Thursday as part of an ongoing dispute with the coffee giant over better work conditions and benefits for employees.

Starbucks workers are set to strike as part of a nationwide Red Cup Rebellion, demanding that the company stop illegally refusing to bargain with employees over staffing, scheduling and other issues, the union for workers said in a news release on Wednesday.

Employees at this Ashburn locations are expected to step away from their jobs on Thursday:

You can search online to see which Starbucks stores are participating in the walkouts.

Workers at two Chicago stores, both of which unionized previously, claimed that the company does not provide workers with enough to do their jobs effectively, the Chicago Tribune reported on Wednesday.

The strike comes on Red Cup Day, when the company hands out tens of thousands of free reusable cups, one of its busiest customer traffic days of the year, the union said. As part of the strike, workers will demand Starbucks turn off mobile ordering on future promotion days, which company executives are scheduling with increasing frequency.

"Starbucks Workers United is here to work with the company and as true partners. Me and my fellow partners have dealt with bullying and harassment that Starbucks continues, but thanks to us unionizing we are able to voice our opinions and fight back. Starbucks has missions and values that they don’t stand by but as a union, we’re able to hold Starbucks to those values," said Angel Hall, a Chicago-based partner organizer of the strike. "That's why we're going on a ULP strike this Red Cup Day."

According to a news release, the Red Cup Rebellion is expected to draw in students and customers, who are increasingly calling on the company to live up to its progressive values and listen to workers who are demanding the company respect their right to a union and bargain a fair contract.

Earlier this week, students at UCLA introduced a resolution at the student council calling on the administration to kick Starbucks off of campus as a consequence of its illegal union busting, which has resulted in administrative law judges finding the company has broken the law more than 270 times, union officials said in the news release.

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