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

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Woodbridge, VA

What Causes Dementia?

Dementia is caused by a normal and healthy brain process that malfunctions due to a toxic environment, inflammation, and a lack of necessary nutrients and hormones. The brain's defense mechanism produces amyloid plaques, which serve as a protective helmet around the brain. Unfortunately, these plaques destroy connections between nerve cells, ultimately affecting comprehension, recollection, and clarity.

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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 Woodbridge, 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 Woodbridge, 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 Woodbridge, 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 Woodbridge, 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 Woodbridge, VA

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

Fortunately, Bredesen protocol treatment in Woodbridge, 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 Woodbridge, 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 Woodbridge, 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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Rain, Warm Temps Forecast For VA, DC Until New Year's Holiday

WASHINGTON, DC — After a mild Christmas weekend, temperatures will warm from the low 50s to the 60s by Thursday in Maryland before temperatures drop into the 40s during the day and low 30s at night. Expect rain daily Tuesday through Friday, the National Weather Service said.The average temperature in the DC area for December is 47 degrees, the NWS said. Most of the month has been well above that.Saturday brought a high of 49 degrees to Northern Virginia and DC, while Christmas Eve warmed to 51. Christmas Day saw a high te...

WASHINGTON, DC — After a mild Christmas weekend, temperatures will warm from the low 50s to the 60s by Thursday in Maryland before temperatures drop into the 40s during the day and low 30s at night. Expect rain daily Tuesday through Friday, the National Weather Service said.

The average temperature in the DC area for December is 47 degrees, the NWS said. Most of the month has been well above that.

Saturday brought a high of 49 degrees to Northern Virginia and DC, while Christmas Eve warmed to 51. Christmas Day saw a high temperature of 61 degrees — 14 degrees above average, according to The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang.

The heaviest rain comes Tuesday night and Wednesday, the Post predicts. Much of the region may pick up another 1 to 2 inches of rain overall this week.

"The final weekend of 2023 trends drier, colder and sunnier. Highs each day should reach the 40s to near 50 under partly to mostly sunny skies," the Capital Weather Gang said. "Mostly clear Saturday night as lows drop back to the mid-20s to low 30s. An early look at Sunday night, New Year’s Eve, looks mostly clear with evening temperatures falling into the 30s and overnight lows in the mid-20s to mid-30s."

The next couple of days will bring a lot of clouds and continued rain chances. However, this is to come with a gradual warmup through Thursday, before temps fall into the holiday weekend, the National Weather Service said. "Snow showers are possible each day over the Alleghenies starting late Thursday."

AccuWeather meteorologists say the latest round of damp and mild weather that made it a green Christmas for many comes thanks to a storm track over the center of the country that is pumping mild and moist air into the region. This same storm threatens to unleash a blizzard across part of the northern Plains into Tuesday.

"The far-reaching storm will slowly inch its way east into the mid-Atlantic on Tuesday and then New England by later Wednesday, bringing a return of steadier rain with continued mild weather," Meteorologist Brandon Buckingham said.

Tuesday: Scattered showers, mainly before 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 51. East wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tuesday Night: Rain. Low around 47. East wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday: Rain. High near 57. East wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Wednesday Night: A chance of showers before 10pm, then a chance of rain, mainly between 10pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Thursday: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday Night: A chance of showers, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Friday Night: A chance of showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 48.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.

New Year's Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 46.

Veterans Day 2023 Food Freebies And Deals In VA

VIRGINIA — As has become traditional on Veterans Day, many Virginia restaurants are offering free deals and discounts to veterans and members of the military.Veterans Day is always Nov. 11, which falls on a Saturday this year. Some of the deals start before or extend beyond the actual holiday.Replacing the former Armistice Day, which commemorated the end of World War I, Veterans Day became an official holiday in 1...

VIRGINIA — As has become traditional on Veterans Day, many Virginia restaurants are offering free deals and discounts to veterans and members of the military.

Veterans Day is always Nov. 11, which falls on a Saturday this year. Some of the deals start before or extend beyond the actual holiday.

Replacing the former Armistice Day, which commemorated the end of World War I, Veterans Day became an official holiday in 1954 to thank and honor all of those who have served honorably in the military, whether in wartime or peacetime.

In most cases, the deals are extended beyond veterans to active members of the military and to their spouses and families in some cases. Most require some type of proof of military service, such as a military ID card or a Veterans Administration benefits card.

As curated from Military.com, a news and resource website for members of the military and veterans, deals in Virginia include:

Eat For Free

Applebee’s: Active-duty military, veterans, reserves and National Guard get a complimentary full-size entrée from a special menu and other perks on Nov. 11 (dine-in only).

Bar Louie: Active-duty military and veterans get a free Craft Burger on Nov. 11 (dine-in only).

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse: Free Chocolate Chunk Pizookie with any $9.95 purchase and additional perks with a $14.95 purchase.

Bob Evans: Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal from a select menu on Nov. 11 (dine-in only).

Bonefish Grill: Active-duty service members and veterans get a complimentary order of Bang Bang Shrimp with a soft beverage on Nov. 11

Buffalo Wild Wings: Veterans and active-duty service members get a free order of 10 Boneless Wings and Fries on Nov. 11 with a valid ID. (Dine-in only, except at “go” locations, which will recognize the deals on walk-in orders placed at the counter).

California Pizza Kitchen: Veterans and active-duty military members get a complimentary meal Nov. 11.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary dine-in appetizer or dessert paired with a soft drink on Nov. 11.

Chili’s: Veterans and active-duty service members get a free meal from a select menu on Nov. 11 (dine-in only).

Dave & Buster’s: Veterans get a free entree (up to $20) and a free $10 Power Card on Nov. 11.

Denny’s: All active and retired military personnel get a free Original Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 10 (dine-in only).

Dunkin’: Veterans and active-duty military get a free doughnut of their choice on Nov. 11 (in-store only).

Golden Corral: The chain is offering a free meal to dine-in customers on Military Appreciation night from 5 p.m. to close on Nov. 13.

Hooters Restaurants: Active-duty military and veterans get a free entrée from a special menu with the purchase of a beverage on Nov. 11 (dine-in only).

IHOP: Veterans and active-duty military get free Red, White, & Blueberry Pancakes or Pancake Combo from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Nov. 11 (dine-in only).

Mission BBQ: Veterans get a free sandwich on Nov. 11.

Outback Steakhouse: Active-duty military and veterans get a free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage with the purchase of an adult entrée on Nov. 11 (dine-in only).

Perkins: Veterans and active-duty military get a free Magnificent Seven Meal on Nov. 11.

Red Lobster: Veterans, active-duty military and reservists get free printed meal vouchers for Veterans Shrimp & Chips from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Nov. 11.The voucher can be redeemed Nov. 13-Dec. 10 (dine-in only).

Red Robin: Veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary Red's Big Tavern Burger with an endless side of steak fries on Nov. 11 (dine-in only).

Sizzler: Active-duty military and veterans get a free entrée from a special menu until 4 p.m. on Nov 11.

Smoothie King: Active-duty military and veterans get a free smoothie from one of three red, white, and blue smoothies on Nov. 11.

Starbucks: Veterans, active-duty military personnel and their spouses get a free 12-ounce hot or or cold brewed coffee on Nov. 11.

TCBY: Veterans and active military personnel get their first 6 ounces of frozen yogurt for free on Nov. 11.

Uno Pizzeria & Grill: Veterans and active-duty military get a free meal on Nov. 11.

Discounts On Eats

BurgerFi: Veterans and active-duty military get 20 percent off their entire order on Nov. 11(dine-in only).

Joe’s Crab Shack: Veterans get 20 percent off their meal from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 11 (dine-in only).

Kona Grill: Veterans and active-duty military receive 50 percent off food from Nov. 10-13.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants: Veterans, National Guard, Gold Star Parents, and Gold Star Spouses can enjoy a select half-priced entrée on Nov. 12 (dine-in only).

Metro Diner: Active-duty and retired military receive 50 percent off their bills on Nov. 11.

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery: Active-duty service members and veterans get 20 percent off on Nov. 11 (dine-in or to-go).

Military.com has more specifics about each of the deals and is updating its site daily as more eateries confirm their 2023 Veterans Day plans.

‘I had to go in': Woodbridge man honored for rescuing his 4-year-old from fire

A Northern Virginia man will receive a "Hero's Award Proclamation" for rushing into a burning home and saving his young daughter from the fire.Dominic Walker suffered third-degree burns when the home he was in outside of St. Louis blew up in July. His arms and legs remain covered as they heal from skin grafts.Walker kicked out a window to escape the fire because the door was covered in flames. Once he got outside, he realized his daughter was still inside and went back to rescue her, finding her trapped underneath the...

A Northern Virginia man will receive a "Hero's Award Proclamation" for rushing into a burning home and saving his young daughter from the fire.

Dominic Walker suffered third-degree burns when the home he was in outside of St. Louis blew up in July. His arms and legs remain covered as they heal from skin grafts.

Walker kicked out a window to escape the fire because the door was covered in flames. Once he got outside, he realized his daughter was still inside and went back to rescue her, finding her trapped underneath the collapsed roof burning on top of her.

“I went inside and I lifted it up and, and she came, and got her," Walker said.

He hoisted the fallen roof off 4-year-old Mariah as that roof burned the skin off of his body.

"I had to go in there and do that,” Walker said. “It just wouldn't have been any other way."

Walker’s mother told News4 she couldn’t recognize her son when she saw him in the hospital in July. He was put in a medically induced coma for three weeks.

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“As soon as I woke up, I'm like, 'Where's Mariah? Is she okay?’" he said.

Her face was badly burned, but she's alive because of her dad.

The next time he saw her, the family celebrated her 5th birthday in the hospital. He got to see his little girl laugh and smile again, but she didn't recognize him, either.

“That hurt a lot, you know, and I’m sitting in a wheelchair, I couldn't really do much about it, but she did come up and gave me a hug,” Walker said. “And once she heard my voice, she was like, OK, that's dad."

Doctors weren't sure if or when he'd walk again, and talking again could have taken months. His doctors are blown away that he's already doing both, he said.

“You never really know what can change in five minutes,” Walker said. “Enjoy life and be more caring towards others.”

Prince William County will honor Walker at a ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m.

Prince William County Elections: 7 School Board Seats On Ballot

WOODBRIDGE, VA — Election Day is here for voters in Woodbridge and across Prince William County. This year, voters can cast their ballot in local races for school board, county supervisor, the State Senate, and the House of Delegates.Every seat on the Prince William County School Board is up for election this year.Throughout the county, school board challengers cited concerns about the current school board. Challengers often cited learning loss from the pandemic and school safety concerns. Incumbent school board members t...

WOODBRIDGE, VA — Election Day is here for voters in Woodbridge and across Prince William County. This year, voters can cast their ballot in local races for school board, county supervisor, the State Senate, and the House of Delegates.

Every seat on the Prince William County School Board is up for election this year.

Throughout the county, school board challengers cited concerns about the current school board. Challengers often cited learning loss from the pandemic and school safety concerns. Incumbent school board members touted their efforts to increase teacher pay and implement new security scanners in schools.

Carrie Rist, a challenger for the at-large seat, said in a Patch questionnaire that the school system was in a crisis. "Worsening violence and bullying, plummeting academic performance, and the worst teacher shortage in Prince William County history have deprived our children of the promise of a world-class education," Rist said.

Rist, incumbent Woodbridge school board member Loree Williams, and Occoquan district challenger Ryan Kirkpatrick were the only candidates to respond to Patch's questionnaire.

You can confirm your districts on the Virginia Department of Elections citizen portal. Voters can also find their polling place online.

Oct. 16 was the deadline for voter registration or updating an existing voter registration (such as an address change). Voters who did not update their registration before the Oct. 16 deadline can cast a provisional ballot on Election Day through the same-day registration process.

Visit your assigned polling place during voting hours to cast a ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Voting hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can find your polling place on the Virginia Department of Elections citizen portal.

An acceptable form of ID is required to vote in person on Election Day. Provisional ballots are an alternative to voters without an ID at their polling place.

Unofficial election results will start to come in after polls close at 7 p.m. on Nov. 7 on the Virginia Department of Elections website. Follow Patch on Election Day for live coverage of local and state election results.

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Prince William School Board Chair Results: Lateef Holds Lead

Updated at 10:45 p.m.PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA — Unofficial results showed incumbent Prince William County School Board Chair Babur Lateef with a lead over two challengers on Tuesday night.(See real-time election results at the bottom of this story.)Every seat on the Prince William County School Board was up for election this year, including the at-large chair seat.At 10 p.m., Lateef held 49 percent of the tallied votes, according to unofficial results with all precincts reporting. ...

Updated at 10:45 p.m.

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA — Unofficial results showed incumbent Prince William County School Board Chair Babur Lateef with a lead over two challengers on Tuesday night.

(See real-time election results at the bottom of this story.)

Every seat on the Prince William County School Board was up for election this year, including the at-large chair seat.

At 10 p.m., Lateef held 49 percent of the tallied votes, according to unofficial results with all precincts reporting. Carrie Rist held 40 percent of votes, while Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco secured 9 percent of votes. Provisional ballots have not been included yet, according to the department of elections.

Erica Tredinnick, Lisa Zargarpur, Jennifer Wall, Tracy Blake, R.M Jessie, Jr., Justin Wilk, and Loree Williams also held leads in their respective races, unofficial results showed.

Throughout the county, challengers cited concerns about the current school board. Challengers often cited learning loss from the pandemic and school safety concerns. Incumbent school board members touted their efforts to increase teacher pay and implement new security scanners in schools.

Carrie Rist, a challenger for the at-large seat, said in a Patch questionnaire that the school system was in a crisis. "Worsening violence and bullying, plummeting academic performance, and the worst teacher shortage in Prince William County history have deprived our children of the promise of a world-class education," Rist said.

Jaylen Custis is a 19-year-old candidate for school board in the Woodbridge District. Custis spoke to a Patch reporter outside a Woodbridge voting precinct and reinforced his motivation for running.

Custis believes the school system needs a change due to concerns about test scores, student safety, and resources for students.

In a 1 p.m. update, the Prince William County Office of Elections said 33,000 ballots had been cast across the county.

"That is more than 10% of our total registered voters, and does not include Early Voting or mail ballot returns," the department wrote on social media.

Refresh this article for the latest tallies in Prince William County's supervisor and countywide races.

Where To Find Election Results

Unofficial election results are available on the Virginia Department of Elections website. Follow Patch on Election Day for live coverage of local and state election results.

Real-time results are below — use the scroll on the right if all races are not visible. Patch will be updating the results throughout the night as votes are tallied — be sure to refresh the page for the latest updates.

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