Help Reverse Cognitive Decline with
Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment in Springfield, 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 Springfield, VA comes into play.
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 Springfield 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 Springfield, VA that can help patients deal with dementia.
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.
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.
The Power of
Bredesen Protocol Treatment in Springfield, 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 Springfield, 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 Springfield, 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.
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.
Roughly 10% of individuals with MCI progress to Alzheimer's annually.
Fortunately, Bredesen protocol treatment in Springfield, VA may provide you with a chance to delay or even reverse these symptoms
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.
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.
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
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.
Problems with Visuospatial Awareness
You may have trouble parking your car, judging distances, reading maps, or completing tasks that necessitate spatial orientation.
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.
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 Springfield, 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 Springfield, VA
Northern Va. nonprofit looking for Christmas Day volunteers to help pack gifts for soldiers
This is part of WTOP’s continuing coverage of people making a difference from our community reported by Stephanie Gaines-Bryant. Read more of that coverage.A Northern Virginia-based nonprofit will be wrapping packages on Christmas Day for U.S. service members deployed around the world during the “America’s Adopt-A-Soldier 13th Annual Christmas Day Give Back.”While tens of thousands of service...
This is part of WTOP’s continuing coverage of people making a difference from our community reported by Stephanie Gaines-Bryant. Read more of that coverage.
A Northern Virginia-based nonprofit will be wrapping packages on Christmas Day for U.S. service members deployed around the world during the “America’s Adopt-A-Soldier 13th Annual Christmas Day Give Back.”
While tens of thousands of service members are away from home, their support groups or loved ones during the holidays, Mary Keeser, founder and president of the program, is working to send service members “a hug from home” through care packages.
“Everybody that we receive a request from during the holidays, hopefully, we can get out a package to them,” Keeser said.
Keeser said the group packs items that are needed overseas — personal items, baby wipes, coffee, candy, cards, games, puzzles, writing material and powdered fruit drinks, to name a few.
She says the boxes also include 10 to 20 care letters from people across the United States, from four-year-olds to adults with a spouse or child who served.
Keeser told a story to WTOP News that was told to her by a first sergeant who had returned from overseas several years ago.
He said that after opening a care package, one of the service members put his head in one of the care boxes and said “First Sergeant, I just want to smell home.”
The organization began in 2009 out of the need to help service veterans, homeless veterans, veterans’ hospitals and military families, Keeser said, adding that she is a retired Army Officer herself and comes from a family of service members.
“Continuing to serve our military families and those deployed is an honor,” she said.
The Christmas packing activity began over 13 years ago when she was contacted by single service members in the D.C. area who needed a place to go, because they couldn’t make it home for the holidays.
Keeser said those service members wanted to be around people, to socialize, to feel the holiday spirit and to give back to other service members who were deployed.
How you can help
The Adopt-A-Soldier volunteer force is vital to what they do, she said. The program has a whole host of volunteers, but Keeser said more are needed.
The organization will be packing between 100-150 boxes for service members for the “America’s Adopt-A-Soldier 13th Annual Christmas Day Give Back” program on Monday, Dec. 25 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the American Legion Post 176 located at 6520 Amherst Avenue in Springfield, Virginia.
To register for the Christmas Day event, you can visit AmericasAdoptaSoldier.eventbrite.com. The group is also accepting toys for its toy bunker at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Adopt-A-Soldier encourages you to mail new toys to 5400 Shawnee Road, Suite 300, Alexandria, Virginia. You can also ship them to P.O. Box 1049 Springfield, Virginia, 22151.
Springfield Buy Buy Baby Store To Celebrate Reopening On Saturday
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SPRINGFIELD, VA — Despite closing its doors last summer due to the financial woes of its corporate owner, Springfield's Buy Buy Baby store is set to reopen this Saturday.In April, Bed Bath & Beyond, which owned Buy Buy Baby and Party City, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy.Baby goods retailer Dream on Me bought Buy Buy Baby’s intellectual property in June and announced plan...
SPRINGFIELD, VA — Despite closing its doors last summer due to the financial woes of its corporate owner, Springfield's Buy Buy Baby store is set to reopen this Saturday.
In April, Bed Bath & Beyond, which owned Buy Buy Baby and Party City, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Baby goods retailer Dream on Me bought Buy Buy Baby’s intellectual property in June and announced plans to reopen 11 stores in the Northeast, Avish Dahiya, the company’s chief marketing officer, told CNBC in August. It was unclear at that time whether the Springfield location was among the 11.
“The best of everything baby is back!” said Pete Daleiden, CEO of Buy Buy BABY, in a release. “We are thrilled to welcome customers to our revamped stores for a first look at the latest and greatest curated assortment and an elevated shopping experience. Parents and caregivers can engage with their favorite brands and receive trusted expert advice to find the right product to make their parenting journey joyful and easier. We are holiday-ready and can’t wait to celebrate in style! While our team and celebration are small in scale, the excitement is BIG baby!”
On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Buy Buy Baby store located at 6398 Springfield Plaza in Springfield will be hosting a celebration. Expectant parents and their friends are invited to try out baby gear and products, learn from baby and parenting experts, and create a dream registry. Snacks and beverages will also be served.
Everyone who attends will be eligible to receive gift cards, win prizes, such strollers, car seats, breast pumps, and cribs, and go home with a gift bag.
“The future of buybuy BABY is bright, and our modest team is committed to ensuring that buybuy BABY remains the go-to destination for all parents, caregivers and families seeking thoughtfully designed and trusted, high-quality baby and toddler products, with exceptional customer service,” Daleiden said. “We are just getting started and are grateful for the time and opportunity to rebuild this iconic brand into a new and improved iteration. Stay tuned!”
More information about Saturday's celebration can be found online.
Whole Foods Market opening larger, relocated store this fall in Springfield
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Whole Foods Market will open a new 49,499-square-foot store in Springfield Plaza on Oct. 4.
The store is a relocation of the existing Springfield store at 8402 Old Keene Mill Road, which has been serving the community for more than 25 years.
The new location nearly doubles the size of the original store and offers a full-service meat department, additional prepared foods bars and an expanded product assortment which includes more than 600 local items sourced with the help of Daniela D’Ambrosio, a local forager for Whole Foods Market.
During its grand opening, Whole Foods will present a refrigerated van to the Northern Virginia Food Rescue, donated through Whole Foods Market’s Nourishing Our Neighborhoods program.
Features of the Springfield Plaza store include:
Produce sourced from 14 regional farms, including apple totes from Hess Brother’s Fruit Company, Asian pears from Mountain View Orchards and microgreens from AeroFarms.
Specialty cheese department with regional items including artisan crackers from Firehook Bakery, the Virginia Chutney Company and Picnic Gourmet Spreads.
Curated grocery section filled with brand favorites and local products, including hummus from Asmar’s Mediterranean Food, potato chips from Route 11 and barbecue sauces from Sloppy Mama’s.
Full-service seafood counter featuring jumbo lump crab cakes, local and seasonal finfish and local smoked fish from Ivy City Smokehouse. Additional local options include crabmeat from Clayton Seafood Company, oysters and condiments from Rappahannock Oyster Co. and fresh fish from George’s Seafood.
Full-service meat counter, with butchers available to cut steaks and poultry to order. Features include dry-aged beef — aged in-house for up to 28 days — and in-house sausage made fresh daily that will include pork, chicken, turkey and lamb options. Local options include grass-fed beef from Grayson Natural Farms.
An extensive collection of spirits and more than 500 wines.
Selection of more than 300 craft beers. Local craft beer and cider options will include Port City Brewing Company, Potter’s Craft Cider, Aslin Beer Co. and Three Notch’d Brewing Company.
Expanded prepared foods section featuring fresh sushi from Genji, made-to-order sandwiches, full-service deli, three self-serve food bars and a self-serve pizza station with vegan and alternative flour crust options.
Bakery department offering made-in-house bread, Whole Foods Market’s Berry Chantilly Cake and brown butter cookies, and seasonal treats including apple cider donuts and pumpkin butter chai cake. Regional offerings include baklava from Al Bohsali, cookies from Whisked and cakes from Sweet and Natural.
Whole Body section that includes facial, hair and skin care products, including bar soaps from the Naked Goat Soap Company, gifts from The Neighborhoods and candles from Handmade Habitat.
Whole Foods Market in Springfield Plaza will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Opening morning, customers will enjoy complimentary coffee and breakfast bites. The first 300 customers in line will receive a limited-edition tote bag and a Secret Saver coupon featuring offers up to $100 off.
For more information, see wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/springfieldplaza.
Springfield man with disabilities opens up nonprofit coffee shop inside VA Medical Clinic
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Mark Greenwalt, a Springfield man with disabilities, opened up his non-profit coffee shop at the VA Medical Clinic on West Republic this week. Greenwalt named the organization ‘Mark’s Coffee Shop.’Mark’s father, Noel Greenwalt, said Mark has wanted to do something productive and help others for a while now. With the opening of his coffee shop, he can do that by serving veterans and other customers that walk through the door. The proceeds made benefit youth, adults, and senior citizens w...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Mark Greenwalt, a Springfield man with disabilities, opened up his non-profit coffee shop at the VA Medical Clinic on West Republic this week. Greenwalt named the organization ‘Mark’s Coffee Shop.’
Mark’s father, Noel Greenwalt, said Mark has wanted to do something productive and help others for a while now. With the opening of his coffee shop, he can do that by serving veterans and other customers that walk through the door. The proceeds made benefit youth, adults, and senior citizens with disabilities.
“My dad was looking for a place for me to do a coffee shop and to support me and my dreams,” Mark Greenwalt said.
Greenwalt said he is working in the coffee shop by serving coffee to all its patrons. Plus, it’s cheap for veterans in the clinic.
“We sell coffee at a reasonable price,” Greenwalt said.
He also said giving back to others with disabilities makes his time feel well spent, and Mark would instead do that than take the money for his personal use.
“It feels good to help.”
Vietnam veteran and neighbor of Mark’s, Jerry White, said it’s extraordinary someone would open a shop like Mark’s and give all the proceeds back to others with disabilities.
“It’s great to have something like this here, run by someone special like Mark,” White said. “It’s useful for someone to have something to do and feel important,” he said.
White also said it’s a wonderful feat. Greenwalt has opened his shop and works in it daily, improving others’ lives through his service. He also said a shop like this is a need in a veterans clinic.
“A lot of times you come in for blood work, you don’t have time to eat anything in the morning, and after you do your bloodwork, you can have some biscuits and gravy or good donuts or rolls,” White said.
Mark Greenwalt, along with the help of his parents, fully opened up Mark’s Coffee Shop on Monday, so there are limited items right now. However, they will continue to add menu items as they learn the ropes.
“Spread the word! Let them know they can come here,” Mark Greenwalt said.
Mark’s Coffee Shop is in the Veteran’s Canteen inside the VA Medical Clinic. Business hours are Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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PHOTO GALLERY: Whole Foods Market Opens Relocated Store in Virginia
A new Whole Foods Market opened its doors in Virginia this week. Shoppers got their first glimpse inside the location in the town of Springfield, southeast of the metro Washington, D.C., area.The store, a foot shy of 50,000 square feet, is located at 6426 Springfield Plaza. It replaces a previous Whole Foods that stood at 8402 Old Keene Mill Road for more than 25 years.The new location features many products and amenities for which Whole Foods is known, such as colorful displays of organic and conventional produce, a specialty ...
A new Whole Foods Market opened its doors in Virginia this week. Shoppers got their first glimpse inside the location in the town of Springfield, southeast of the metro Washington, D.C., area.
The store, a foot shy of 50,000 square feet, is located at 6426 Springfield Plaza. It replaces a previous Whole Foods that stood at 8402 Old Keene Mill Road for more than 25 years.
The new location features many products and amenities for which Whole Foods is known, such as colorful displays of organic and conventional produce, a specialty cheese department teeming with varieties, full-service meat and seafood counters, an in-store bakery, an expansive prepared food area, and a full-service coffee bar. The store carries more than 600 locally sourced items, spanning fruit and vegetables from nearby farms, oysters and crabmeat that are wild-caught or responsibly farmed, cheeses produced by artisan makers, hummus from a Mediterranean food business, and more.
Shoppers can also browse a large adult-beverage section stocked with more than 300 craft beers, 500 wines and a curated assortment of spirits. In addition to fresh items and aisles of curated grocery offerings, the Springfield store includes a Whole Body section with its own array of locally made products.
“We are thrilled to continue serving the wonderful community of Springfield with this new, larger location,” said Jose Salazar, the store team leader in Springfield. “With more features, including full-service meat and seafood counters and an expanded prepared foods section, we are excited to introduce Whole Foods Market’s knowledgeable team members, high quality standards for food, and handpicked selection of local products to more customers in this community.”
In sync with the grand opening, Whole Foods is giving back to the community. Through the Whole Foods Nourishing Our Neighborhoods program, the retailer is donating a refrigerated van to the Northern Virginia Food Rescue organization.
Whole Foods Market in Springfield Plaza will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Pickup and delivery services are available, as are convenient self-checkout and Amazon One pay-by-palm transactions.
Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods has more than 500 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Seattle-based Amazon, which is No. 2 on The PG 100, Progressive Grocer’s 2023 list of top food and consumables retailers in North America. Both Whole Foods and Amazon were named among PG’s Retailers of the Century.