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Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment in Fairfax, 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 Fairfax, VA comes into play.

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Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Fairfax, VA

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 Fairfax 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 Fairfax, VA that can help patients deal with dementia.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Fairfax, 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 Fairfax, 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 Fairfax, VA

The Power of

Bredesen Protocol Treatment in Fairfax, 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 Fairfax, 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 Fairfax, 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 Fairfax, 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 Fairfax, VA

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

Fortunately, Bredesen protocol treatment in Fairfax, 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 Fairfax, 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 Fairfax, 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 Fairfax, VA

Busted brothel with well-connected clients operated in Fairfax Co. apartments: prosecutors

Three people have been charged with running a sophisticated commercial sex ring in Massachusetts and Northern Virginia that catered to well-connected clients such as elected officials and military ...

Three people have been charged with running a sophisticated commercial sex ring in Massachusetts and Northern Virginia that catered to well-connected clients such as elected officials and military officers, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Women were featured on websites that falsely claimed to advertise nude Asian models for professional photography, and high-end apartments with monthly rents as high as $3,660 were used as brothels, prosecutors say. Another website allowed clients to rate the women, prosecutors say.

A brothel that operated in Massachusetts and Virginia, with alleged high-profile clients, has been shut down. News4’s Juliana Valencia reports.

“This commercial sex ring was built on secrecy and exclusivity, catering to a wealthy and well-connected clientele, and business was booming, until today,” Acting Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Josh Levy said.

The Massachusetts brothels were in Watertown and Cambridge, while others were outside of Washington, D.C., in Tysons and Fairfax, Virginia, prosecutors said. Buyers paid upwards of $600 per hour for services, and some even paid a monthly membership fee to be pre-cleared for sex in a process similar to TSA PreCheck, Levy said.

Authorities have not named the people believed to have bought services through the ring, and none of them have been charged. But Levy stressed that the investigation is in the early stages, and said that prosecutors are committed to holding accountable both those who ran the scheme and those who “fueled the demand for this ring.”

Levy said there were possibly hundreds of clients, including government contractors with security clearances, doctors, lawyers, elected officials, military officers, professors and executives at tech companies.

Prosecutors learned about the high-profile clientele because they allegedly had to list their employers and references in order to book services.

Han “Hana” Lee 41, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, James Lee, 68, of Torrance, California and Junmyung Lee, 30, of Dedham, Massachusetts were arrested Wednesday and charged with conspiracy to coerce and entice others to travel to engage in illegal sexual activity. Prosecutors say they made hundreds of thousands of dollars through the scheme.

An attorney for Han Lee declined to comment and an email seeking comment was sent to a lawyer for Junmyung Lee. There was no attorney listed for James Lee in court records, and a message seeking comment was sent to a number listed as a relative.

Authorities used surveillance and phone records to identify sex buyers and interviewed about 20 of them during the investigation, according to court papers. One buyer told investigators he was directed via text message to an apartment and provided a menu of women, services and the hourly rate.

Han and Junmyung are accused of running the day-to-day operations of the Massachusetts brothels, and Han is also accused of overseeing the daily operations of the Virginia ones, according to court papers. That included arranging for transportation for the women and collecting proceeds, authorities allege. Prosecutors say James Lee also leased several of the current and former brothel locations in Massachusetts and Virginia.

Fairfax County Public Schools grapple with learning loss despite hefty budget, plans for recovery underway

FAIRFAX, Va. (7News) — Despite a $3.5 billion budget, Virginia’s largest public school system is still struggling with staggering learning loss that was worsened by the pandemic.The school year before the pandemic hit, 86% of all students in Fairfax County Public Schools passed their mathematics standards of learning (SOL) assessments.But this past school year, 11% fewer FCPS students passed their mathematics SOLs. And 12% fewer students passed their science SOLs last school year compared to the 2018-2019 school yea...

FAIRFAX, Va. (7News) — Despite a $3.5 billion budget, Virginia’s largest public school system is still struggling with staggering learning loss that was worsened by the pandemic.

The school year before the pandemic hit, 86% of all students in Fairfax County Public Schools passed their mathematics standards of learning (SOL) assessments.

But this past school year, 11% fewer FCPS students passed their mathematics SOLs. And 12% fewer students passed their science SOLs last school year compared to the 2018-2019 school year.

But, there are groups of Fairfax County students who are recovering from learning loss more slowly and appear to need more help.

Seventy-one percent of FCPS’ economically disadvantaged students passed their mathematics SOLs pre-pandemic. Last school year, 55% passed. Seventy-two of FCPS’s Hispanic students passed their mathematics SOLs pre-pandemic. Last school year, 53% passed.

And 61% of students with disabilities passed their mathematics SOLS compared to 48% last school year.

On Monday, 7News on Your Side asked FCPS: “What actions are being taken by Fairfax County Public Schools to help all students struggling with learning loss, including economically disadvantaged students, Hispanic students and students with disabilities?”

FCPS sent 7News their plan to spend $7.9 million in FY 2024 in state funding on 136 tutors to serve more than 8,100 students.

Kyle McDaniel will be on the Fairfax County School Board come January.

READ | 1-on-1: Youngkin calls on Fairfax Co. schools to use COVID funds to address learning loss

“One of the things that I’m really focused on doing is the academic success of all of our kids," he said. "We had challenges before COVID and COVID exasperated many of those challenges.

One solution McDaniel is focused on to improve learning loss is partnering with families.

“And bringing them along for the educational journey of their child because schools have them for 180 days for about eight hours a day give or take," he said. "More time than not, they are at home with parents, families and caregivers. Having them at the table as a partner in their child’s success it’s critically important. It’s job number one.”

“I’m looking forward to four years of getting things done," he added.

McDaniel was elected countywide to serve on the Fairfax County School Board in the November 2023 election. In January there will be eight new members on the school board and four incumbents are returning.

“Issues near and dear to my heart is food insecurity," he said.

McDaniel says he wants to figure out how to get more kids qualified for free and reduced lunches.

“We have a large group of students in Fairfax County who don’t know if they’re going to afford a lunch during the school day. So the first thing I want to do is eliminate the $1 million in debt that has racked up over the last few years of lunch debt," he said.

Several school systems in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia region are grappling with school safety concerns, drug use, and learning loss. Another issue is chronic absenteeism.

“One of the things I want to do is create a better learning environment. As my to-be colleague Ryan McElveen has said several times, bring that joy back to education. Let’s make going to school fun. And I think that’s been missing through the pandemic," he said.

RELATED | Fairfax County battles increasing student absenteeism with multi-tiered approach

In FY 2024, FCPS plans to spend $1.5 million in state funding to address chronic absenteeism by providing mentors, after-hours outreach, and intervention by family liaisons.

Grocery Stores Open On New Year's In NoVA: Aldi, Costco, Lidl

VIRGINIA — If you need ingredients or drinks for your New Year's feasts, it’s a good idea to plan ahead, as grocery stores Northern Virginia adjust their hours for the holidays.Some stores are also closed on New Year’s Day and operate on reduced hours on New Year’s Eve, including Aldi, Costco, BJ's Wholesale, Lidl, Sam's Club and Trader Joe's.But it’s always a good idea to call ahead. Some grocery stores and food retailers observe reduced hours during the holidays. Stores on this list either confir...

VIRGINIA — If you need ingredients or drinks for your New Year's feasts, it’s a good idea to plan ahead, as grocery stores Northern Virginia adjust their hours for the holidays.

Some stores are also closed on New Year’s Day and operate on reduced hours on New Year’s Eve, including Aldi, Costco, BJ's Wholesale, Lidl, Sam's Club and Trader Joe's.

But it’s always a good idea to call ahead. Some grocery stores and food retailers observe reduced hours during the holidays. Stores on this list either confirmed their hours in an email to Patch or listed them on their websites.

Aldi: Stores are closed on New Year's Day, and generally close at 7 p.m. on New Year's Eve. Aldi holiday hours vary by location.

Over a dozen locations in Northern Virginia

BJ’s Wholesale Club: Hours are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Stores are open from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on New Year’s Day.

6607 Wilson Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22044; 101 S Van Dorn St., Alexandria, VA 22304; 14123 Noblewood Plaza, Woodbridge, VA 22193; 13053 Fair Lakes Shopping Center, Fairfax, VA 22033; 5100 Wellington Rd., Gainesville, VA 20155; 3985 Plank Rd., Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Costco: Warehouse stores are closed New Year's Day but open from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on New Year's Eve.

1200 S. Fern St., Arlington, VA 22202; 7940 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria, VA 22306; 7373 Boston Blvd, Springfield, VA 22153; 2700 Potomac Mills Cir. Unit 200, Woodbridge, VA 22192; 4725 West Ox Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030; 10701 Sudley Manor Dr, Manassas, VA 20109; 21398 Price Cascades Plaza, Sterling, VA 20164; 1300 Edwards Ferry Rd. NE, Leesburg, VA 20176; 3102 Plank Rd. #600, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

CVS: On New Year’s Eve, stores open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m., then operate on the regular 9 a.m.-7 p.m. schedule on New Year’s Day.

Dozens of locations in Northern Virginia

Food Lion: Stores are open regular hours on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Over a dozen locations in Northern Virginia

Giant Food: All stores will close at 9 p.m. on New Year's Eve, and pharmacies will close at 6 p.m. Normal hours will resume on New Year's Day.

Dozens of locations in Northern Virginia

Harris Teeter: Stores are open regular hours on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Over a dozen locations in Northern Virginia

Lidl: Stores are open from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, and closed New Year’s Day.

Over a dozen locations in Northern Virginia

MOM's Organic Market: Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on New Year's Eve and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on New Year's Day.

1901 N Veitch St., Arlington, VA 22201; 3831 Mt Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22305; 8298 Glass Alley, Fairfax, VA 22031; 424 Elden St., Herndon, VA 20170; 14470 Smoketown Rd., Woodbridge, VA 22193

Publix: All stores will close at 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. New Year’s Day operating hours may vary. Customers are encouraged to check Publix holiday hours for their individual stores.

9601 Patriot Hwy., Fredericksburg, VA 22407; 1640 Publix Way, Stafford, VA 22554

Safeway: Stores are open for regular hours on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Dozens of locations in Northern Virginia

Sam’s Club: Warehouse stores are closed on New Year’s Day and open until 6 p.m on New Year’s Eve.

45425 Dulles Crossing Plaza, Sterling, VA 20166; 14050 Worth Ave., Woodbridge, VA 22192

Target: All stores are open regular hours on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Over a dozen locations in Northern Virginia

The Fresh Market: Stores will be open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on New Year’s Day.

3680 King St., Alexandria, VA 22302; 150 Branch Rd. SE, Vienna, VA 22180

Trader Joe’s: Stores are closed on New Year's Day and open for regular hours on New Year's Eve.

1109 N Highland St., Arlington, VA 22201; 5847 Leesburg Pike, Bailey's Crossroads, VA 22041; 7514 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043; 11958 Killingsworth Ave., Reston, VA 20194; 44755 Brimfield Dr., Ashburn, VA 20147; 14100 Lee Hwy., Centreville, VA 20120; 9464 Main St., Fairfax, VA 22031; 6394 Springfield Plaza, Springfield, VA 22150; 612 N St Asaph St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Virginia ABC: Check your local store for hours at www.abc.virginia.gov/stores.

Dozens of locations in Northern Virginia

Walgreens: Depending on the region, stores will be open 8 a.m.-10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The chain’s 24-hour stores will operate as usual. Check Walgreens holiday hours at stores in your area to be sure.

Dozens of locations in Northern Virginia

Walmart: Stores will be open regular hours on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Over a dozen locations in Northern Virginia

Wawa: Stores are open regular hours on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Over a dozen locations in Northern Virginia

Wegmans: On New Year’s Eve, stores close at 8 p.m. and reopen at 6 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

1835 Capital One Dr. S South, Tysons, VA 22102; 11620 Monument Dr., Fairfax, VA 22030; 7905 Hilltop Village Center Dr., Alexandria, VA 22315; 150 Stovall St., Alexandria, VA 22314; 14801 Dining Way, Woodbridge, VA 22191; 14361 Newbrook Dr., Chantilly, VA 20151; 45131 Columbia Pl., Dulles, VA 20166; 101 Crosstrail Blvd. SE, Leesburg, VA 20175; 8297 Stonewall Shops Square, Gainesville, VA 20155; 2281 Carl D. Silver Pkwy., Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

Whole Foods: Hours vary by location on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Customers should check Whole Foods holiday hours for their location.

2700 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201; 520 12th St. S Ste 100, Arlington, VA 22202; 1700 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; 8402 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield, VA 22152; 4501 Market Commons Dr., Fairfax, VA 22033; 143 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, VA 22180; 11660 Plaza America Dr., Reston, VA 20190; 1635 Boro Pl., McLean, VA 22102; 7501 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043; 19800 Belmont Chase Dr. Unit 160, Ashburn, VA 20147.

Live Election Results: 2023 Fairfax County

VIRGINIA (DC News Now) — Below are the most up-to-date numbers from Fairfax County for the 2023 general election.2023 Fairfax County ElectionsBelow are the most up-to-date numbers for Fairfax County's elections.INCUMBENTFairfax CountySheriffCandidateVotesPercentStacey Ann Kincaid212,41678.27%Jerry McMillian30,45711.22%Christopher DeCarlo28,51510.51%...

VIRGINIA (DC News Now) — Below are the most up-to-date numbers from Fairfax County for the 2023 general election.

2023 Fairfax County Elections

Below are the most up-to-date numbers for Fairfax County's elections.

INCUMBENT

Fairfax CountySheriff
CandidateVotesPercent
Stacey Ann Kincaid212,41678.27%
Jerry McMillian30,45711.22%
Christopher DeCarlo28,51510.51%
Updated: 1 month ago99% reporting
Fairfax CountyBoard of Supervisors Chair
CandidateVotesPercent
Jeffrey McKayDemocrat195,90367.41%
Arthur PurvesRepublican94,70332.59%
Updated: 1 month ago99% reporting
Fairfax CountyBoard of Supervisors Braddock District
CandidateVotesPercent
James Walkinshaw24,44179.41%
Carey Chet Campbell6,33920.59%
Updated: 1 month ago99% reporting
Fairfax CountyBoard of Supervisors Dranesville District
CandidateVotesPercent
James N. "Jimmy" Bierman Jr.22,23160.90%
Puneet Ahluwalia14,27539.10%
Updated: 1 month ago99% reporting
Fairfax CountyBoard of Supervisors Franconia District
CandidateVotesPercent
Rodney Lusk17,26463.05%
Paul Beran6,90225.21%
Mark Welch3,21411.74%
Updated: 1 month ago99% reporting
Fairfax CountyBoard of Supervisors Hunter Mill District
CandidateVotesPercent
Walter Alcorn28,18170.29%
Indira Massey11,91029.71%
Updated: 1 month ago99% reporting
Fairfax CountyBoard of Supervisors Mason District
CandidateVotesPercent
Andres Jimenez16,45773.60%
Terry Modglin5,90226.40%
Updated: 1 month ago99% reporting
Fairfax CountyBoard of Supervisors Mount Vernon District
CandidateVotesPercent
Daniel Storck18,90561.94%
Richard Hayden8,17426.78%
Christopher Morgan3,44311.28%
Updated: 1 month ago99% reporting
Fairfax CountyBoard of Supervisors Providence District
CandidateVotesPercent
Dalia Palchik19,48868.67%
Brian Murphy8,89131.33%
Updated: 1 month ago99% reporting
Fairfax CountyBoard of Supervisors Springfield District
CandidateVotesPercent
Patrick Herrity21,78754.58%
Albert Vega16,93442.43%
Corazon Sandoval Foley1,1942.99%
Updated: 1 month ago99% reporting
Fairfax CountyBoard of Supervisors Sully District
CandidateVotesPercent
Kathy Smith20,23859.73%
Keith Elliott13,64340.27%
Updated: 1 month ago99% reporting
Fairfax CountyMember School Board At Large
CandidateVotesPercent
Ryan McElveen160,51619.79%
Ilryong Moon158,21119.50%
Robert McDaniel155,69019.19%
Saundra Davis94,90911.70%
Maureen Brody87,52210.79%
Cassandra Aucoin85,93510.59%
Linda Pellegrino25,9863.20%
Ahmed Mahdi Hussein22,4422.77%
Peter Gabor20,0272.47%
Updated: 1 month ago99% reporting
Fairfax CountySchool Board Braddock District
CandidateVotesPercent
Rachna Sizemore Heizer20,10760.38%
Priscilla DeStefano13,19439.62%
Updated: 1 month ago98% reporting
Fairfax CountySchool Board Dranesville District
CandidateVotesPercent
Robyn Lady21,95461.75%
Paul Bartkowski13,59938.25%
Updated: 1 month ago98% reporting
Fairfax CountySchool Board Franconia District
CandidateVotesPercent
Marcia St. John-Cunning15,51964.17%
Kevin Pinkney8,66435.83%
Updated: 1 month ago98% reporting
Fairfax CountySchool Board Hunter Mill District
CandidateVotesPercent
Melanie Meren27,15572.62%
Harry Jackson10,23927.38%
Updated: 1 month ago98% reporting
Fairfax CountySchool Board Mason District
CandidateVotesPercent
Ricardy Anderson13,61263.36%
Kristin Ball7,87336.64%
Updated: 1 month ago98% reporting
Fairfax CountySchool Board Mount Vernon District
CandidateVotesPercent
Mateo Dunne16,52360.00%
Stori Zimmerman11,01540.00%
Updated: 1 month ago98% reporting
Fairfax CountySchool Board Providence District
CandidateVotesPercent
Karl Frisch17,64766.12%
Anthony Sabio9,04333.88%
Updated: 1 month ago98% reporting
Fairfax CountySchool Board Springfield District
CandidateVotesPercent
Sandy Anderson18,56351.92%
Debra Tisler15,19042.49%
Peter Bixby-Eberhardt1,9985.59%
Updated: 1 month ago98% reporting
Fairfax CountySchool Board Sully District
CandidateVotesPercent
Seema Dixit17,28654.00%
Cynthia Walsh14,72646.00%
Updated: 1 month ago98% reporting
Fairfax CountyVienna - Town Council
CandidateVotesPercent
Howard Springsteen3,34917.42%
Jessica Ramakis3,26516.98%
Charles Anderson3,24816.89%
Ray Brill Jr.2,80714.60%
Roy Baldwin2,75614.33%
Shelley Mountjoy1,9079.92%
Sandra Allen1,8989.87%
Updated: 1 month ago99% reporting

Fairfax County (VA) Firefighter Near-Miss Takeaways

By Dan ShawAs many of you have seen on social media and the news, members from Fairfax County (VA) Engine 410-C Shift were operating on a reported outside fire that escalated to a building fire response due to the presence of smoke showing from the commercial occupancy. The incident quickly escalated when, during their investigation to find the source of the smoke, a rapid and impressive deflagration occurred that caused structural damage to the building and resulted in a fireball that blew out of the rear entrance th...

By Dan Shaw

As many of you have seen on social media and the news, members from Fairfax County (VA) Engine 410-C Shift were operating on a reported outside fire that escalated to a building fire response due to the presence of smoke showing from the commercial occupancy. The incident quickly escalated when, during their investigation to find the source of the smoke, a rapid and impressive deflagration occurred that caused structural damage to the building and resulted in a fireball that blew out of the rear entrance that was opened during the investigation; fortunately this did not result in a sustained fire event. Most importantly, all the personnel who were involved in this incident did not suffer any injuries and are doing great—a testament to their professionalism and commitment to wearing their gear properly, despite the incident seeming to be “routine,” and a little bit of luck, which I will take anytime if it results in positive outcomes.

The investigation is still ongoing between FIS and the Dominion Energy and as soon as we receive a final cause, we will share it with the field. Regardless, I am sure you have seen the multitude of opinions that typically generate from when an incident of this nature occurs, and especially when the incident is blasted across social media, and they are just that at this point—opinions. While we will work with our internal and external partners to definitively determine the cause and specific fire event (i.e. backdraft, smoke explosion, CO explosion, etc.), it is important to devote more effort to the immediate lessons learned from the incident and not speculate on what specific type of fire event it was.

In the very near future, we will issue a Turnout Sheet to the field so a comprehensive review of the incident and lessons learned can be shared across the department, but in the interim I wanted to share some immediate lessons learned that affirm the positive work that is occurring every day, and that we must remain vigilant so complacency does not creep in:

Continue to train and prepare, and always maintain your situational awareness for the unknown variables of our profession.

Dan Shaw, a member of the fire service since 1992, is assistant chief with the Fairfax County (VA) Fire & Rescue Department and vice president of Traditions Training. He is the co-author of 25 to Survive: Reducing Residential Injury and LODD (Fire Engineering, 2013).

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