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Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment in Manassas, 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 Manassas, 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 Manassas 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 Manassas, 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 Manassas, 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 Manassas, 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 Manassas, 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 Manassas, 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 Manassas, 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 Manassas, VA

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

Fortunately, Bredesen protocol treatment in Manassas, 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 Manassas, 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 Manassas, 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 Manassas, VA

Real Estate Tax Bills Would Increase Under Manassas 2025 Budget

MANASSAS, VA — The real estate tax rate is proposed to stay the same in the City of Manassas, but the average tax bill would increase due to assessment increases.Interim City Manager Douglas Keen presented the fiscal year 2025 budget proposal to Manassas City Council Monday. The $333 million budget would be a 6.7 percent increase over the last one. The budget includes a real estate tax rate of $1.26 per $100 of assessed val...

MANASSAS, VA — The real estate tax rate is proposed to stay the same in the City of Manassas, but the average tax bill would increase due to assessment increases.

Interim City Manager Douglas Keen presented the fiscal year 2025 budget proposal to Manassas City Council Monday. The $333 million budget would be a 6.7 percent increase over the last one. The budget includes a real estate tax rate of $1.26 per $100 of assessed value, which includes $1.07 general fund rate and $0.19 fire and rescue levy.

"The average resident's tax bill will increase by $266," Keen said.

The average assessment of single-family homes increased from $504,960 to $526,549 from fiscal year 2024 to 2025, and the average single-family home tax bill would be $6,635 under the proposed rate. Average condo values increased from $267,878 to $286,570, and the average tax bill would be $3,611. Townhouse values increased from $332,253 to $354,111 with an average tax bill of $4,462.

Overall, the city's tax base increased from $6.9 billion to $7.35 billion. Property assessments not attributed to new construction increased overall by 5.19 percent. The residential increase due to new construction was 5.25 percent, and increase due to non-residential new construction was 5.06 percent.

Keen said the city looked at its 2022 community survey on what services residents want and compared that to the city's priorities of economic prosperity, community vitality, transformative mobility, educational attainment and sustaining excellence.

"Knowing the FY 2025 budget would be tight and with my philosophy of ensuring we look at being efficient and effective in everything we do, we immediately identified four areas of concern that I felt we should make top priority in FY [2025]," said Keen. "Those were employee retention, school funding, rising shared service costs and ensuring our residents we have an effective capital improvement program, specifically within our utilities department."

Utility rates are proposed to increase 5 percent each for electric, water and sewer services. Keen said when a decrease in the pass-through charge is factored in, the average monthly bill would increase by $0.78. Keen attributed the proposed rate increases to investments in maintenance and the need to meet federal and state water and wastewater guidelines.

Other priorities in the budget include a 3 percent merit pay increase for employees, $715,000 increase for shared services agreement costs involving Prince William County, increase from 542 to 546.5 staff positions for a maintenance worker, housing community coordinator and parks and recreation positions, and a $1.8 million operating budget increase for Manassas City Public Schools ($68.4 million total). In addition, the debt service for the school division would be $6.38 million. Keen said funds beyond the current debt service obligations will be for the replacement of Jennie Dean Elementary School in fiscal years 2026 and 2027 as well as future construction projects.

"We are all aware of costs and all of that, but trying to balance all that is not easy," said Mayor Michelle Davis-Younger. "And so we do appreciate the extra effort that everyone puts in to make this work," so we have a lot of work to do Council members."

Budget work sessions will follow the budget presentation before a public hearing on April 22 and another budget work session and public hearing if needed on April 24. First reading of tax rates and budget adoption is scheduled for May 13, and second reading of tax rates is June 10.

See the full budget presentation on the city's website.

Showers, T-Storms Target NoVA, DC As Weather Pattern Shifts

VIRGINIA — Northern Virginia and D.C. residents are experiencing a spring-like warmup this week with temperatures in the 60s, although showers and potential storms could dampen at least two days.Monday kicked off with high temperatures in the 60s and mostly sunny conditions, according to the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang. The same high temperatures will return Tuesday, although showers are likel...

VIRGINIA — Northern Virginia and D.C. residents are experiencing a spring-like warmup this week with temperatures in the 60s, although showers and potential storms could dampen at least two days.

Monday kicked off with high temperatures in the 60s and mostly sunny conditions, according to the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang. The same high temperatures will return Tuesday, although showers are likely in the afternoon and night.

Wednesday's temperatures could get close to 70 degrees, and showers are possible during the day. But Capital Weather Gang forecasters say a cold front will arrive at night with showers, winds and possible thunderstorms.

Northern Virginia and D.C. are part of a larger area from the Midwest to the Atlantic Coast that could experience damaging thunderstorms and gusty winds Wednesday, according to AccuWeather. As the severe storm threat moves from the central U.S. states to the East Coast later Wednesday into the night, AccuWeather expects the severe thunderstorm threat to decrease. However, hazardous weather is still possible from the Boston to D.C. metropolitan areas.

"Heavy rain and locally gusty, damaging winds can still be a concern as the strong cold front crosses major cities along the Interstate 95 corridor across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic," said AccuWeather senior meteorologist Dan Pydynowski. "The rain and wind could lead to difficult travel."

Find out what's happening in Manassaswith free, real-time updates from Patch.

The Capital Weather Gang anticipates cooler weather and wind will linger Thursday. Winds could become lighter on Friday, and temperatures in the 50s and 60s are forecast in time for the weekend.

Here's the D.C. forecast for the days ahead, according to the National Weather Service's Baltimore-Washington office:

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. At night, partly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Tuesday: A chance of showers, mainly after 1 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. South wind 6 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. At night, showers likely, mainly after 4 a.m. and cloudy, with a low around 57. South wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Wednesday: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 68. Breezy, with a south wind 17 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. At night, showers, mainly before 1 a.m. Low around 31. Breezy.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 48. At night, mostly clear, with a low around 31.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 51. At night, a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. At night, mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 64.

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Manassas Restaurant Inspections: 21 Violations At 1 Place

Recent inspections from the county health department found 19 violations and 21 violations each at eateries in the Manassas area.Patch StaffMANASSAS, VA — Several restaurants and schools in the Manassas area recorded violations during recent health department inspections between Feb. 2 and 14.Health inspectors conduct most restaurant and other health inspections in person. However, some visits, such as those for training purposes, can be conducted virtually.Violations typically focus on factors that can co...

Recent inspections from the county health department found 19 violations and 21 violations each at eateries in the Manassas area.

Patch Staff

MANASSAS, VA — Several restaurants and schools in the Manassas area recorded violations during recent health department inspections between Feb. 2 and 14.

Health inspectors conduct most restaurant and other health inspections in person. However, some visits, such as those for training purposes, can be conducted virtually.

Violations typically focus on factors that can contribute to food contamination. The local health department can also perform a re-inspection to ensure that possible violations have been corrected.

For every observed violation, the inspector provides a specific corrective action that can be completed to rectify the violation. Sometimes these are simple, and violations can be corrected during the course of the inspection. Other violations are addressed later, and an inspector may conduct a follow-up inspection to ensure compliance.

Here are the most recent inspections from the Manassas area, according to the Prince William Health District. Of note, Wu's Garden Restaurant had 21 violations, and Tortilleria El Molino ahd 19 violations.

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Royal African Caribbean Restaurant: 7501 Presidential Ln. Manassas, VA 20109

Last inspection: Feb. 14

Violations: No violations found.

Wu's Garden Restaurant: 9020 Mathis Ave Manassas, VA 20110

Last inspection: Feb. 14

Violations:

Mandala Night Club & Restaurant: 7234 Centreville Road Manassas, VA 20111

Last inspection: Feb. 13 (pre-opening)

Violations: No violations found.

Tortilleria El Molino: 8456 Centreville Rd. Manassas Park, VA 20110

Last inspection: Feb. 12

Violations:

Dominion Valley Country Club: 15200 Palmer Dr. Haymarket, VA 20169

Last inspection: Feb. 9

Violations:

Goodfellas Pizza: 6683 Turner Hill Rd Haymarket, VA 20169

Last inspection: Feb. 9

Violations:

Kung Fu Tea: 6616 Watts Road Haymarket, VA 20169

Last inspection: Feb. 9

Violations:

Popeyes: 6640 Watts Road Haymarket, VA 20169

Last inspection: Feb. 9

Violations: No violations found.

Popeye's: 8362 Shoppers Sq Manassas, VA 20110

Last inspection: Feb. 7

Violations:

Primo Pizzeria: 9926 Liberia Ave Manassas, VA 20110

Last inspection: Feb. 5 (pre-opening)

Violations: No violations found.

Hooters: 8503 Rixlew Ln Manassas, VA 20109

Last inspection: Feb. 5

Violations: No violations found.

Velocity Wings: 5311 Merchants View Sq. Haymarket, Virginia 20169

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Massive Data Centers Approved to Tower Above Manassas National Battlefield Park

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Manassas National Battlefield Park, Virginia.

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WOODBRIDGE, Va. – Today, the Prince William County Board of Supervisors voted to rezone 2,100 acres of land adjacent to Manassas National Battlefield Park, greenlighting development of a massive, disruptive data center complex on the edge of national parkland.

National park advocates showed up in droves to urge the board to vote against rezoning, citing the overwhelming negative impacts this heavy-duty industrial development, dubbed the Prince William Digital Gateway, would have on Manassas National Battlefield. The marathon public meeting on the issue lasted more than 24 hours.

This complex is slated to take up more than 20 million square feet of space, the size of several Pentagons, obstructing the viewshed along the main trail at this iconic national park. The project will consume significant water and increase polluted stormwater runoff within the Occoquan Reservoir and Chesapeake Bay watershed. The project’s electricity usage is estimated to be the equivalent of at least 750,000 homes, requiring massive amounts of energy from fossil fuels and contributing to climate change and air pollution.

The Prince William Digital Gateway project is part of a larger trend of irresponsible development in rapidly industrializing Northern Virginia, an area that lacks significant green space. As part of the Virginia Data Center Reform Coalition, the National Parks Conservation Association believes common sense regulations and guidelines are needed to prevent inappropriately sited data centers from threatening local national parks and our climate.

Manassas National Battlefield Park, established in 1936, preserves the site of two pivotal battles in the American Civil War. In recent years, remains of Union soldiers have been found at the park. In 2021, then-superintendent of the park Brandon Bies called proposals for data centers adjacent to the park “the single greatest threat to the park in nearly three decades.”

For years, conservationists in Northern Virginia and across the country have registered deep concerns about the impacts that Prince William Digital Gateway would have on the battlefield. Expert environmental staff for Prince William County even advised the Board against the project. Famed documentarian and director of “The National Parks, America’s Best Idea,” Ken Burns has spoken out about the need for smarter growth and siting data centers away from the battlefield.

Statement of Kyle Hart, Mid-Atlantic Program Manager for the National Parks Conservation Association:

“This vote is a tremendous failure on the part of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors – one that will have lasting consequences for generations of Virginians. Giving developers the OK to build massive data centers in the shadow of Manassas National Battlefield Park is an insult to the thousands of lives lost here in two of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War. It’s a disservice to the hundreds of thousands of people who come from all over the world to visit the battlefield every year, searching for solace and meaning on these hallowed grounds.

“This decision should be a wake-up call for national park advocates and conservationists across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our leaders failed us here in Prince William, but it doesn’t have to be that way. With common sense reforms and regulations in place, data centers can be appropriately sited and built with far less risk to our priceless history or our climate. That did not happen today.

“This vote is a deep blow to NPCA’s efforts to protect Manassas National Battlefield Park from encroaching data center development, but the fight is not over. NPCA remains committed to ensuring the park’s precious ecosystems and remarkable history remain safeguarded for future generations.”

### About The National Parks Conservation Association: Since 1919, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association has been the leading voice in safeguarding our national parks. NPCA and its nearly 1.6 million members and supporters work together to protect and preserve our nation’s most iconic and inspirational places for future generations. For more information, visit www.npca.org.

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