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Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment in Leesburg, 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 Leesburg, 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 Leesburg 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 Leesburg, VA that can help patients deal with dementia.

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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 Leesburg, 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.

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The Power of

Bredesen Protocol Treatment in Leesburg, 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 Leesburg, 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 Leesburg, 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 Leesburg, 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 Leesburg, VA

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

Fortunately, Bredesen protocol treatment in Leesburg, 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 Leesburg, 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 Leesburg, 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.

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Town of Leesburg, Virginia

Council Discusses Findings from Liberty Street Parking Lot Remediation StudyLeesburg, VA (October 24, 2023) – On Monday, the Leesburg Town Council discussed the findings of the recently conducted Liberty Street Parking remediation study performed by WSP USA Environment & Infrastructure Inc.The site of the current parking lot was previously used as a municipal landfill from the 1940s to the mid-1950s. The Town Council has been considering possible redevelopment opportunities for the site. The study, ...

Council Discusses Findings from Liberty Street Parking Lot Remediation Study

Leesburg, VA (October 24, 2023) – On Monday, the Leesburg Town Council discussed the findings of the recently conducted Liberty Street Parking remediation study performed by WSP USA Environment & Infrastructure Inc.

The site of the current parking lot was previously used as a municipal landfill from the 1940s to the mid-1950s. The Town Council has been considering possible redevelopment opportunities for the site. The study, which was conducted in several phases from April to August 2023, investigated and characterized the material contained beneath the pavement, in order to determine what level of site remediation would be necessary.

The investigation, which included geophysical testing, drilling, along with water and soil sampling, identified materials consistent with the former landfill to depths of up to 22 feet below grade. Complete removal of refuse material would generate approximately 35,000 cubic yards of combined soil and refuse material.

Soil sampling indicated that there is a significant portion of material that would need to be removed for full site remediation that would be classified as hazardous material based on the levels of petroleum hydrocarbons, lead, cadmium, etc. Much of the mixed material would not be accepted at the Loudoun County Landfill due to the concentrations of lead and other constituents present.

Following Monday’s presentation, the Council was asked to determine the long term intended use of the Liberty Street Parking lot before deciding on a course of action related to any potential site remediation.

If left as a parking lot, no remediation would be needed. However, if the Town should decide to remediate part or all of the property, the Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) administered by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)is something that could be considered.

The voluntary program is designed to help property owners remediate contaminated sites. It would provide a pathway to obtain state regulatory approval of future remediation and limit potential liability for the Town and any future owners of the site.

Full site remediation would cost an estimated $16.9 million, which would include everything from design plans and permitting, further site testing and investigation, permitting, waste disposal, contingency, and management costs.

Partial remediation of the site is also an option and pricing would be less than the full $16.9 million estimate.

“I would say this certainly gives the entire council pause for the price tag,” said Vice Mayor Neil Steinberg. “I would prefer not to give up the conversation entirely until we can present this and see what other options may present themselves for this site. Which at some point hopefully we will plan to do something with. It’s a pretty valuable piece of real estate and can serve a variety of functions.”

Town Council members agreed they would like to continue the conversation regarding the future of the site. No action was taken during Monday night’s meeting.

Media Contact: Leah Kosin Assistant Public Information Officer pio@leesburgva.gov 703-771-2781

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Virginia's Newest State Park Now Officially Open In Loudoun County

Sweet Run State Park, the first state park in Loudoun County, is now officially open after a dedication by Gov. Glenn Youngkin. |Updated Fri, Oct 20, 2023 at 11:00 am ETLOUDOUN COUNTY, VA — Loudoun County's first state park is now open after an official dedication by Gov. Glenn Youngkin. Sweet Run State Park had a soft opening in May before its official dedication this month.The 884-acre park is located near the West ...

Sweet Run State Park, the first state park in Loudoun County, is now officially open after a dedication by Gov. Glenn Youngkin.

|Updated Fri, Oct 20, 2023 at 11:00 am ET

LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA — Loudoun County's first state park is now open after an official dedication by Gov. Glenn Youngkin. Sweet Run State Park had a soft opening in May before its official dedication this month.

The 884-acre park is located near the West Virginia border at 11661 Harpers Ferry Road in Hillsboro. It includes stellar views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

"Sweet Run State Park will be the first State Park in Loudoun County, and will preserve this valley’s steeped agricultural, natural and cultural history,” Youngkin said in a news release. “Expanding our stellar Virginia State Parks system, this new park demonstrates our continued commitment to invest in Virginia’s future and ensure that it’s the best state to live, work – and get outdoors and play.”

The new park connects to the Appalachian Trail and features its own hiking and equestrian trails.

Travis Voyles is Virginia's Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources.

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"Our State Parks provide valuable public access to nature for people and families all over the Commonwealth and with the addition of Sweet Run, Loudoun County residents and those visiting will have access to outdoor experiences that they otherwise would not have had,” Voyles said in a news release. “Our administration is committed to providing new and expanded opportunities for Virginians to recreate outdoors and enjoy the Commonwealth’s natural resources.”

The land for Sweet Run State Park was formerly owned by the Robert and Dee Leggett Foundation. The foundation donated 604 acres in 2016. In 2018, the foundation sold 280 acres to Loudoun County, which transferred the land to the state in 2022.

"We continue to offer programs for all ages that showcase the park’s historical, cultural, and natural resources,” Sweet Run State Park Manager Kevin Bowman said in a news release. “This park is still under development and parking is limited so I encourage all guests to review the park’s Know Before You Go web page before their visit."

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Indoor pickleball courts coming to Village at Leesburg

The United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Foundation is opening Village Pickle, an indoor pickleball facility in the Village at Leesburg, in early January, according to a press release.Village Pickle will be the first indoor dedicated pickleball facility in the county.Henry Fonvielle, president of Rappaport, which manages the Village at Leesburg, told the Times-Mirror that he is an avid tennis and pickleball player. When he discovered that the space at Village at Leesburg would work for accommodating indoor pickleball c...

The United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Foundation is opening Village Pickle, an indoor pickleball facility in the Village at Leesburg, in early January, according to a press release.

Village Pickle will be the first indoor dedicated pickleball facility in the county.

Henry Fonvielle, president of Rappaport, which manages the Village at Leesburg, told the Times-Mirror that he is an avid tennis and pickleball player. When he discovered that the space at Village at Leesburg would work for accommodating indoor pickleball courts, he helped initiate a pop-up event last summer.

The pop-up was so successful that Rappaport began working with Tara Fitzpatrick-Navarro, the chief executive officer of USTA Mid-Atlantic Foundation, to run the new facility.

“Tara has shown incredible leadership,” he said. “This is super exciting and it is a wonderful sport to pick up. It’s very inclusive.”

Village Pickle will initially open with four indoor courts and an additional four courts will be added in late July.

Both members and guests will be able to enjoy Village Pickle from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.

The Dell Food & Brew Hall will offer food and drinks for members and guests.

Pickleball has become the fastest growing sport in the U.S. in recent years. A cross between table tennis, badminton and tennis, pickleball has been around since 1965 but it has gained popularity in the last three years, according to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association.

“With over 100 years of experience bringing tennis to the region, USTA Mid-Atlantic is ideally positioned to bring the same expertise and excitement to pickleball,” said Fitzpatrick-Navarro in a statement. “The benefits of both tennis and pickleball are significant, and we believe they can coexist symbiotically. As there is a shortage of both pickleball and tennis courts in our region, we would like to preserve tennis courts and also create completely different, high-level experiences for pickleball.”

Members can join Village Pickle for $125 per month. Founding membership packages are available for the first 200 members. Founding members who commit to a one-year membership will receive a free t-shirt, a waived initiation fee, and a discount of $99 per month for the first six months.

Members will enjoy perks such as free drop-in play and free court rentals when the court is reserved six days or less in advance. Members also enjoy early access to registration for lessons, clinics, round robins and leagues.

Village Pickle is located at 1606 Village Market Blvd SE Suite C-115 in Leesburg. For more information and to become a member, visit villagepickle.org.

NOVA Parks acquires land for new park outside Leesburg

A new 85-acre park just outside of Leesburg is one step closer to reality. NOVA Parks took formal ownership of the land at Edwards Ferry Road and Battlefield Parkway on Dec. 27.The parks authority, which is funded by several Northern Virginia localities including Loudoun, plans to build a trail network, interpretive signs and a parking area on what will become Cattail Regional Park, named for the small stream that bisects the property.It will be the 36th park in the NOVA Parks system and the 16th in Loudoun County. ...

A new 85-acre park just outside of Leesburg is one step closer to reality. NOVA Parks took formal ownership of the land at Edwards Ferry Road and Battlefield Parkway on Dec. 27.

The parks authority, which is funded by several Northern Virginia localities including Loudoun, plans to build a trail network, interpretive signs and a parking area on what will become Cattail Regional Park, named for the small stream that bisects the property.

It will be the 36th park in the NOVA Parks system and the 16th in Loudoun County. Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park, a 67-acre park with access to the Potomac River, is already established just down Edwards Ferry Road.

There is not yet a timeline to open the Cattail property to the public. “We just got it this week, the deed got signed yesterday,” NOVA Parks CEO Paul Gilbert said on Dec. 28. But, he said, opening the park is a priority since it is so close to major population centers.

“You want to put your park development efforts where they are going to have the most impact on the public and where people can use and enjoy [them],” he said. “… Where else, right in the Leesburg area, are you going to have 85 acres of beautiful open space with fields and forests and incredible natural beauty?”

The Cattail property includes mature forests, open fields and an upland bog, according to NOVA Parks.

The land was donated by the Harris family. It is part of what was a 193-acre farm owned by the family for four generations, according to a 2019 zoning application, and the family agreed to donate it to the park authority as part of a broader plan to build a residential subdivision and a church elsewhere on the property. The Board of Supervisors voted in 2020 to rezone 96 acres of the farm for up to 250 residential units. The housing, church and park “will be designed and integrated harmoniously,” the 2019 application said.

Henry Harris is the nephew of A.V. Symington, who in 1985 donated the land for Temple Hall Farm Regional Park north of Leesburg.

“There’s a family connection there, and he was thinking about what his aunt did with Temple Hall, and that’s part of what inspired him to donate this land for a park,” Gilbert said.

Another park is on track to open this spring in the Brambleton-Broadlands area, Gilbert said. Reservoir Park at Beaverdam will feature a range of facilities on the shores of the reservoir, including a crew/rowing facility, boat rentals and waterfront boardwalks.

“It’s really coming along. It’s really exciting,” Gilbert said.

The parks authority also owns a 228-acre property along the Potomac near the Point of Rocks bridge, but Gilbert said that will likely not be opened as a park for some time as the authority focuses on developing other assets.

Planning, Zoning, and Preservation

Land Use PlanningOur Land Use Planning Division is responsible for managing the legislative approvals process, long range planning, and various special projects.Legislative ApprovalsSome projects require approval from the Town Council. Examples of legislative approvals include ...

Land Use Planning

Our Land Use Planning Division is responsible for managing the legislative approvals process, long range planning, and various special projects.

Legislative Approvals

Some projects require approval from the Town Council. Examples of legislative approvals include rezonings, concept plan amendments, proffer amendments, and special exceptions. The Land Use planning division is responsible for managing the legislative review process which includes analysis from various Town departments as well as the Planning Commission and various Town Departments.

Potential applicants that need assistance with the legislative process can click here for more information about the approval process and steps that must be taken to file an application.

Anyone interested in current applications being processed by the Town can visit the Leesburg Interactive Application Map to view project documents and get information about the status of an application.

Long Range Planning

Legacy Leesburg is the Town’s Comprehensive Plan (or Town Plan). The Town Plan is a long range policy document to guide and shape the Town’s future for the next 20 years and beyond. The Plan is intended to guide future land development activities in a manner that reflects the values and future aspirations of the community. Several additional planning policy documents such as Small Area Plans and Design Guidelines fall under the umbrella of the Town Plan and provide more specific planning policy for certain areas of the of the Town.

Preservation Division

Our Preservation Division works with property owners, businesses, and developers within the Town's three

architectural review districts; Old & Historic District, Gateway District, and Historic Corridor District with the role of protecting and enhancing heritage resources in Leesburg. Preservation staff manage the review and processing of Certificate of Appropriateness applications both for staff level approval and approval by the Board of Architectural Review based on the adopted design guidelines for each district. Additionally, our staff engage in various outreach and education programs with the community on preservation related issues.

One of the Larger projects that Preservation staff are currently working on is an updated architectural survey of the Old and Historic District. Additional information regarding this exciting project can be found here.

Zoning Division

Our Zoning Division staff facilitate the improvement of properties within the boundaries of the Town of Leesburg. This is done by interpreting and administering the Zoning Ordinance and the issuance of various permits. Zoning staff are further charged with inspections related to new occupancies, completion of construction projects, and zoning enforcement activities throughout the Town. Click below for more information regarding the following:

Sign Permits

Outdoor Dining Permits

Donation Boxes

Home-Based Childcare

Homestay Rentals

Alleged Zoning Violations

The Town of Leesburg is currently in the process of rewriting our Zoning Ordinance. Additional information regarding the status of this project and public engagement opportunities can be found here.

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