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Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment in Chevy Chase, MD

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 Chevy Chase, MD 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 Chevy Chase MD. 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 Chevy Chase, MD that can help patients deal with dementia.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Chevy Chase, MD

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 Chevy Chase, MD

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 Chevy Chase, MD

The Power of

Bredesen Protocol Treatment in Chevy Chase, MD

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 Chevy Chase, MD.

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 Chevy Chase, MD. 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 Chevy Chase, MD

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 Chevy Chase, MD

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

Fortunately, Bredesen protocol treatment in Chevy Chase, MD 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 Chevy Chase, MD

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 Chevy Chase, MD

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 Chevy Chase, MD

Chevy Chase father describes ‘fear and terror’ of his son being in the Israeli army

Mitchell Bard, who lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, said he has been having sleepless nights lately after his 26-year-old son, an Israeli army reservist, was called up to serve.On Tuesday, Israel’s military expanded its mobilization of reservists to 360,000 as it ramped up its retaliation for surprise attacks by Hamas militants.“The first res...

Mitchell Bard, who lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, said he has been having sleepless nights lately after his 26-year-old son, an Israeli army reservist, was called up to serve.

On Tuesday, Israel’s military expanded its mobilization of reservists to 360,000 as it ramped up its retaliation for surprise attacks by Hamas militants.

“The first response was to feel pride and respect that he was prepared to make this kind of sacrifice,” Bard said.

However, Bard said he “almost simultaneously” had a “sense of fear and terror that he was going to put himself in harm’s way.”

Bard asked that his son not be identified by name by WTOP.

“It’s not so easy to sleep when you don’t know exactly what’s happening to your child and what sort of danger he may be in,” Bard said.

His son has lived in Israel for the past five years.

When Bard’s son first mentioned to his family a couple years ago that he was going to join the army, it was “a shock and a little bit concerning,” Bard said.

Now, there is more uncertainty than ever.

“We’ve asked him to let us know he’s OK, and he calls us when he’s able to,” Bard said.

Bard’s son is what’s known as a “lone soldier,” meaning he is from America and does not have family in Israel.

“The fortunate thing is that the Israeli people are incredibly welcoming and supportive of lone soldiers,” Bard said.

The war has already claimed at least 1,800 lives and shows no signs of abating.

It began after Hamas militants stormed into Israel Saturday during a major Jewish holiday, killing people and abducting others. In response, Israeli warplanes have hammered the Gaza Strip, destroying buildings and sending Palestinian residents scrambling to find safety.

“There are going to be horrible casualties on both sides,” Bard said. “My hope is that all of the Israeli children of the many thousands of Israeli parents abroad come home safely.”

Bard is a foreign-policy analyst who lectures frequently on U.S.-Middle East policy.

He is the director of the Jewish Virtual Library, a comprehensive online encyclopedia of Jewish history and culture.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Fire engulfs Mormon church in Chevy Chase, Maryland

The church is located at 5460 Western Ave. in Chevy Chase at the border of Maryland and D.C.CHEVY CHASE, Md. — Firefighters are battling a large fire at a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chevy Chase on Monday afternoon.A call came in about a fire at the church just before 12:30 p.m. The church is located at 5460 Western Ave. in Chevy Chase at the border of Maryland and D.C.Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service...

The church is located at 5460 Western Ave. in Chevy Chase at the border of Maryland and D.C.

CHEVY CHASE, Md. — Firefighters are battling a large fire at a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chevy Chase on Monday afternoon.

A call came in about a fire at the church just before 12:30 p.m. The church is located at 5460 Western Ave. in Chevy Chase at the border of Maryland and D.C.

Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service previously said at least one firefighter was injured while battling the blaze, but the fire department now says that no one was injured.

Firefighters declared a "mayday" due to an interior collapse but all firefighters accounted for, DC Fire and EMS said. DC firefighters were briefly trapped but were rescued quickly and were uninjured.

Multiple fire units were working this fire.

Just heard a member of Montgomery County Fire saying they need more water and have called another truck in. @wusa9 pic.twitter.com/fzJ5wlCaVJ

— Rafael Sánchez-Cruz (@rafasanchezcruz) November 20, 2023

The fire has been extinguished. Fire and Rescue has not released any details about what caused the fire. They are estimating more than $5M worth of damages.

However, leaders of the church have spoken with our team and told us, they will be holding Sunday service this week. The service will be held at their Eastern Market location.

Update - Western Avenue, Mormon Church, /nd Alarm, @mcfrs T710, AT719, M701, MAU716, CT740, SA700, EMS702 & DCFD on scene pic.twitter.com/5If4sq4aWR

— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) November 20, 2023

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Where To Celebrate New Year's Eve 2023 In Bethesda

BETEHESDA, MD — Where do you plan to ring in 2024? From extravagant galas to live music to cozy cocktail parties, there’s something for everyone in the Bethesda area this New Year’s Eve.We've rounded up some event options around Bethesda and New Year's Eve television programming. We will update this guide up to New Year's Eve.Here is a look at some additional events happening in around Bethesda:In the United States, one of the most popular New Year’s Eve traditions is the dropping of the giant bal...

BETEHESDA, MD — Where do you plan to ring in 2024? From extravagant galas to live music to cozy cocktail parties, there’s something for everyone in the Bethesda area this New Year’s Eve.

We've rounded up some event options around Bethesda and New Year's Eve television programming. We will update this guide up to New Year's Eve.

Here is a look at some additional events happening in around Bethesda:

In the United States, one of the most popular New Year’s Eve traditions is the dropping of the giant ball in New York City’s Times Square. Other U.S. cities have adopted iterations of the ball drop — the Chick Drop in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and the giant Potato Drop in Boise, Idaho, for example.

The end of one year and beginning of another is often celebrated with the singing of “Auld Lang Syne,” a Scottish folk song whose title roughly translates to “days gone by,” according to Encyclopedia Britannica and History.com.

The history of New Year’s resolutions dates back 8,000 years to ancient Babylonians, who would make promises to return borrowed objects and pay outstanding debts at the beginning of the new year, in mid-March when they planted their crops.

According to legend, if they kept their word, pagan gods would grant them favor in the coming year. If they broke the promise, they would fall out of God’s favor, according to a history of New Year’s resolutions compiled by North Hampton Community College New Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Many secular New Year’s resolutions focus on imagining new, improved versions of ourselves.

The failure rate of New Year’s resolutions is about 80 percent, according to U.S. News & World Report. There are myriad reasons, but a big one is they’re made out of remorse — for gaining weight, for example — and aren’t accompanied by a shift in attitude and a plan to meet the stress and discomfort of changing a habit or condition.

More than 100 firefighters respond to blaze at Latter-day Saint meetinghouse in Maryland

More than 100 firefighters from Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Maryland, responded to a major fire Monday at a Latter-day Saint meetinghouse in Chevy Chase, Maryland.Dozens of firefighters were inside the brick building when part of the roof collapsed, said Pete Piringer, spokesman for the Montgomery County (Maryland) Fire and Rescue Service.“The fire did break through the roof area,” he said. “There was some structural collapse. A couple of firefighters were struck by some falling debris in the inte...

More than 100 firefighters from Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Maryland, responded to a major fire Monday at a Latter-day Saint meetinghouse in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Dozens of firefighters were inside the brick building when part of the roof collapsed, said Pete Piringer, spokesman for the Montgomery County (Maryland) Fire and Rescue Service.

“The fire did break through the roof area,” he said. “There was some structural collapse. A couple of firefighters were struck by some falling debris in the interior as they were exiting the building.”

As the roof began to fail, a “Mayday” alert was issued and all firefighters were ordered to evacuate, a representative of the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department representative told ABC 7.

The two firefighters struck by debris were evaluated and were uninjured, said Charles Bailey, the nominee to be Montgomery County Fire chief, during a news conference outside the building, according to WTOP.

The two-alarm fire was reported at about 12:25 p.m. EST, Piringer said. Fire trucks and crews responded from both Montgomery County and D.C. Fire and EMS to the meetinghouse at 5460 Western Ave. in Chevy Chase.

The meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is on the border of Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Piringer said.

“There is going to be significant damage,” Bailey said.

Western Avenue, Mormon Church, roof, collapse, interior, structural damage, injured FF, @mcfrs @dcfireems on scene pic.twitter.com/Fb8dhUVS52

— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) November 20, 2023

In videos posted on X (formerly Twitter) by Piringer, D.C. Fire and EMS, and news outlets, fire crews can be seen pouring hundreds of gallons per minute on the roof from multiple ladders extended above the meetinghouse.

#DCsBravest on scene operating with @mcfrs https://t.co/mjhWnTHZL6 pic.twitter.com/CNmhRX6qPa

— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) November 20, 2023

The fire reportedly started in the meetinghouse attic, officials said. Piringer said officials did not know how the fire started.

BREAKING: We are at the scene of a large church fire in Chevy Chase. @mcfrs tells me several firefighters were trapped inside and had to be rescued when part of the building collapsed, but thankfully no one was hurt @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/PMoVBzuHOb

— Aimee Cho (@AimeeCho4) November 20, 2023

What's Open, Closed For Christmas 2023 In Bethesda

As Christmas Eve falls on a weekend, various schedule changes will happen on the surrounding days around Bethesda.BETHESDA, MD — Christmas Day falls on a Monday in 2023, so there will be various schedule changes over several days.Below are the openings and closures to know for the Christmas holiday weekend around Bethesda and Montgomery County:Montgomery County office buildings: Closed Monday, Dec. 25.State offices and courts: Closed Monday, Dec. 25.Montgome...

As Christmas Eve falls on a weekend, various schedule changes will happen on the surrounding days around Bethesda.

BETHESDA, MD — Christmas Day falls on a Monday in 2023, so there will be various schedule changes over several days.

Below are the openings and closures to know for the Christmas holiday weekend around Bethesda and Montgomery County:

Montgomery County office buildings: Closed Monday, Dec. 25.

State offices and courts: Closed Monday, Dec. 25.

Montgomery County Schools: Closed Monday, Dec. 24 through Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024.

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Post offices: Closed Monday, Dec. 25.

State Motor Vehicle Administration offices and Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program stations: Closed Monday, Dec. 25.

Libraries: Closed Sunday, Dec. 24 and Monday, Dec. 25.

Alcohol Beverage Services: All stores open regular hours on Sunday, Dec. 24 and closed on Monday, Dec. 25.

Department of Permitting Services: Closed Monday, Dec. 25.

Ride On: On Sunday, Dec. 24, Ride On will operate on a Sunday service schedule until 10 p.m. On Monday, Dec. 25, Ride On will operate on a Sunday schedule.

Ride On extRa and Ride On Flex: Will not be in service on Sunday, Dec. 24 and Monday, Dec. 25.

Ride On Flash: On Sunday, Dec. 24, will operate a Weekends and Holidays schedule service for the Orange Route until 10 p.m. The Blue Route will not be in service. On Monday, Dec. 25, will operate a Weekends and Holidays schedule for the Orange Route. The Blue Route will not be in service.

MARC Train: Regularly scheduled Penn Line weekend service on Saturday, Dec. 23 and Sunday, Dec. 24. No service on Christmas Day, Dec. 25.

TRiPS Silver Spring commuter store: On Sunday, Dec. 24, open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed on Sunday, Dec. 25.

TRiPS Mobile Commuter Store: Closed Sunday, Dec. 24 and Monday, Dec. 25.

Metrorail: On Sunday, Dec. 24, will operate on regular Sunday schedule from 7 a.m. to midnight. On Monday, Dec. 25, will operate on a Sunday Holiday schedule from 7 a.m. to midnight. For more details, go to https://www.wmata.com/schedules/timetables/index.cfm.

Metrobus: Will operate on a Sunday schedule on Sunday, Dec. 24 and Monday, Dec. 25. More details at https://www.wmata.com/schedules/timetables/.

Public Parking Garages, Lots, Curbside Meters: Free on Monday, Dec. 25.

County-provided trash and recycling: No collections on Monday, Dec. 25. Collections for the remainder of the week will slide one day, with the final collections on Saturday, Dec. 30.

Shady Grove Transfer Station and Recycling Center: Closes early at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24. Closed Monday, Dec. 25.

Aquatic Centers: Will close at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24. Closed Monday, Dec. 25.

Community Recreation Centers: Closed Sunday, Dec. 24 and Monday, Dec. 25.

Senior Centers: Closed on Sunday, Dec. 24 and Monday, Dec. 25.

Montgomery Parks: Visit MontgomeryParks.org for complete information.

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