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Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment in Lorton, 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 Lorton, 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 Lorton 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 Lorton, 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.

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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 Lorton, 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 Lorton, 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 Lorton, 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 Lorton, 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 Lorton, VA

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

Fortunately, Bredesen protocol treatment in Lorton, 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 Lorton, 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 Lorton, 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 Lorton, VA

Here's why you may have seen smoke in Fairfax County

To fight the fire, crews are conducting a water shuttle operation from nearby hydrants with tankers due to the distance and lack of nearby fire hydrants.LORTON, Va. — Fire crews in Fairfax County battled a large landfill blaze that started late Monday night. The fire took several hours to completely put out, and brought smoky skies to the area Tuesday morning.Firefighters with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department...

To fight the fire, crews are conducting a water shuttle operation from nearby hydrants with tankers due to the distance and lack of nearby fire hydrants.

LORTON, Va. — Fire crews in Fairfax County battled a large landfill blaze that started late Monday night. The fire took several hours to completely put out, and brought smoky skies to the area Tuesday morning.

Firefighters with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department responded to a landfill, located on Richmond Highway in Lorton, around 11 p.m. after reports of an outside fire. Upon arrival, crews began working to extinguish the large-volume fire and get it under control.

To fight the fire, crews conducted a water shuttle operation from nearby hydrants with tankers due to the distance and lack of nearby fire hydrants.

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The fire department said they would be on the scene for an extended period of time, and expected to be wrapping up around 10 a.m. — making the fire fight around 11 hours.

Sky9 was over the fire Tuesday morning as crews continued to extinguish the flames.

Smoke was visible from Route 1 and Interstate 95. Officials emphasized that people seeing smoke shouldn't be alarmed. As of 4 a.m., the fire was stated to be under control and no one was in any danger.

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Junior League Of NoVA Helps Launch 'Period Pantry' At Lorton Center

The Junior League of Northern Virginia, through its partnership with the Lorton Community Action Center, helped to launch a "period pantry."LORTON, VA — The Junior League of Northern Virginia, as part of its partnership with the Lorton Community Action Center, is helping to launch a "period pantry" at the center, which will provide at least 8,000 period products to the center’s clients over the next year.The mission of the Lort...

The Junior League of Northern Virginia, through its partnership with the Lorton Community Action Center, helped to launch a "period pantry."

LORTON, VA — The Junior League of Northern Virginia, as part of its partnership with the Lorton Community Action Center, is helping to launch a "period pantry" at the center, which will provide at least 8,000 period products to the center’s clients over the next year.

The mission of the Lorton Community Action Center is to enhance the quality of life for clients by providing food, basic needs, and self-sufficiency programs.

“The Lorton Community Action Center has had a longstanding relationship with the Junior League of Northern Virginia, which has supported our work over the years of providing food, basic needs, and self-sufficiency programs to the greater Lorton community,” Rob Rutland-Brown, executive director of the Lorton Community Action Center, said in a statement.

"The donations from the Junior League of Northern Virginia will ensure women have access to necessary period products whenever they need them,” Rutland-Brown said.

This new initiative is part of the League’s new focus on providing essential services and professional development training opportunities for women and families in the local community.

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Statistics show that 20 percent of women in the Washington, D.C. area live in poverty —and lacking access to period products is often a hidden consequence.

"Our partnership will provide much needed period products in our local area and really embraces our new focus area," Junior League of Northern Virginia President Michelle Freeman said in a statement.

The Junior League of Northern Virginia is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the action and leadership of trained volunteers. The League has been serving the Northern Virginia area for 65 years.

The new Lorton Community Center at 9520 Richmond Highway houses the Lorton Community Action Center.

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Prison transformed into preschool in Lorton

LORTON, Va. - Where life once ended for many people is where it is just getting started for our most precious population — children.The Brynmor Early Education and Preschool is now calling the former Lorton Prison home.It’s the latest business birthed on grounds once considered the most violent and overcrowded prisons nationwide.The exterior, the windows, the surrounding walls, and even the wa...

LORTON, Va. - Where life once ended for many people is where it is just getting started for our most precious population — children.

The Brynmor Early Education and Preschool is now calling the former Lorton Prison home.

It’s the latest business birthed on grounds once considered the most violent and overcrowded prisons nationwide.

The exterior, the windows, the surrounding walls, and even the watch towers are part of the original Lorton Prison structure.

In fact, the buildings housing the Brynmor Early Education and Preschool were once maximum security facilities with 23-hour lockdowns for inmates.

More than two decades later, it's the beginning of another new chapter on the old Lorton Prison grounds. The childcare center opened to the public Monday.

The space is about one-third full and filled with state-of-the-art digs including light-filled rooms, STEM-themed toys, and activity centers. And if you didn’t already know, you wouldn’t guess it was once a prison with a dark history and past.

The Lorton Prison was forced to shut down back in 2001 reportedly over its deplorable conditions, violence amongst inmates, and extreme overcrowding.

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Prison transformed into preschool in Lorton

Since then, developers have come to build residential communities, homes, small businesses, shopping centers, and now a preschool.

Brynmor founder and creator Rhian Allvin says she named the center in honor of her Welsh heritage. Brynmor means great hill in Welsh. It's a reminder of the work that lies ahead, transforming and removing the stigma surrounding the Lorton Prison and the desperate need for childcare in the area.

Allvin told FOX 5, that they wanted to "prove a point" opening Brynmor.

"What better point to prove than taking what was a place of trauma and violence and turning it into light and opportunity for young children?" she said.

The childcare center has 15 scholarships available for families earning between $69-$120,000 a year.

'Lorton: Prison of Terror' documentary sheds light on Virginia prison's history

'Lorton: Prison of Terror' documentary sheds light on Virginia prison's history

A new documentary is putting the spotlight on the long and dark history of a prison in Lorton, Virginia. "Lorton: Prison of Terror' uses firsthand accounts of life inside the prison to explain what went on there, and why the correctional institution was eventually shut down. To get a preview ahead of the film's Saturday screening at Prince George's Community College, FOX 5 spoke with PG County councilmember Calvin Hawkins and the makers of the film, Karim Mowatt, Eyone Williams, and Sean Branch.

This Abandoned Prison In Virginia Has A Truly Terrifying History

While “The Night of Terror” sounds like a roadside haunted attraction suited to Halloween, it actually refers to a series of horrific events that happened at the Lorton Prison in Fairfax County nearly a century ago. The name may be straight from the pages of a horror novel, but the events of November 15, 1917, were very real, indeed. And more than aptly named. It turns out that the rumored ...

While “The Night of Terror” sounds like a roadside haunted attraction suited to Halloween, it actually refers to a series of horrific events that happened at the Lorton Prison in Fairfax County nearly a century ago. The name may be straight from the pages of a horror novel, but the events of November 15, 1917, were very real, indeed. And more than aptly named. It turns out that the rumored haunted Lorton Reformatory has a more bone-chilling history than any horror film.

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Today, the Workhouse Prison Museum offers exhibits and historical displays that recall the prison’s century-old history, both for what it was intended and how it went horribly wrong. As part of renovations to the facility, a world-class art facility was opened in 2008. The Workhouse Arts Center also features six artist studios, galleries, a theatre, the Metropolitan School of the Arts, and many other spaces dedicated to the development of artistic education, creation, and display. Visitors to the site are encouraged to interact with the resident artists and participate in the many performing arts opportunities available, including theater, film, music, and dance.

Nearby, the maximum security facility that was once part of the larger prison system is being reclaimed as “Laurel Crest,” a mixed-use development with businesses, apartments, and homes. To learn about the ongoing transformation of Laurel Crest, you can visit the Fairfax County Government website.

Were you already familiar with the Lorton Prison Reformatory? We would love to hear your thoughts on the “Lorton Prison of Terror” in the comments below!

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Fast-casual poke bowl chain opens in Lorton

A growing chain restaurant that specializes in poke bowls is making its first foray into Fairfax County.Poke Bros. said it anticipated a “large audience of hungry customers” for Monday’s grand opening of its new franchise in Lorton Marketplace. Doors opened at 9453 Lorton Market St., Suite 17, at 11 a.m.“Most fast food...

A growing chain restaurant that specializes in poke bowls is making its first foray into Fairfax County.

Poke Bros. said it anticipated a “large audience of hungry customers” for Monday’s grand opening of its new franchise in Lorton Marketplace. Doors opened at 9453 Lorton Market St., Suite 17, at 11 a.m.

“Most fast food options out there are the same old fried food,” Poke Bros founder Xue Gong Chen said in a press release. “We’re proud that Poke Bros gives people something that’s quick and easy for lunch or dinner but with fresh, healthy ingredients and great flavor. Good food should be easy to grab on the go.”

A traditional Hawaiian cuisine, poke originated in pre-colonial days as cut-up raw fish that was eaten with fresh seaweed and preserved with sea salt. Influenced by Japanese immigrants, the dish evolved into its present-day form around the 1970s, becoming trendy in the mainland U.S. over the past decade — to some disapproval from Hawaiians.

Poke Bros was started in 2016 by Chen and two friends who first encountered the dish during a trip to California, according to its website. They opened the first restaurant in December of that year in Columbus, Ohio, with the goal of bringing “an inexpensive and accessible product” to the Midwest.

The fast-casual chain has now expanded to 72 locations in 13 states. The Lorton franchise is just the company’s second in Virginia, joining a location in Midlothian, and its first in the immediate D.C. area.

The menu features signature bowls — such as a “Johnny Utah” with salmon, avocado, edamame, cucumber, masago, Sriracha aioli and the chain’s exclusive, soy-based OG sauce — as well as a build-your-own option with rice and salad bases. There’s also mochi ice cream.

Anchored by Amazon Fresh, Lorton Marketplace is one of three main commercial centers emerging in the area once dominated by Lorton Prison. Other dining options in the shopping center include Glory Days Grill, Chipotle, Tropical Smoothie Cafe and the Japanese restaurant Tokyo One.

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