Today’s guest is Dr. Dale Bredesen – an expert in neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer’s disease. He wrote a groundbreaking book and New York Times bestseller that you probably have already heard of : The End of Alzheimer’s (2017) and then several years later wrote a follow up book: The End of Alzheimer’s Program (2020). And just several weeks ago he published a new book called “The First Survivors of Alzheimer’s: How Patients Recovered Life and Hope in Their Own Words”. This is a great book to hear first hand real stories of people who have reversed their Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition where we have a progressive decline in cognitive function, like thinking and reasoning. People with Alzheimer’s are eventually unable to do any activities of daily living, simple things like bathing, driving and dressing. It’s the most common form of dementia in people over the age of 65; about one in 10 people over 65 has Alzheimer’s disease, but if you’re a woman, your risk is 1 in 5. Nearly half of all people over age 85 are affected by Alzheimer’s. That’s 50%! What’s crazy is that almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women. So we explore why this is with Dr. Bredesen today and what we can do to lower our risk.
Most doctors and experts in this field say there is no cure for Alzheimer’s. But Dr. Bredesen blatantly says that Alzheimer’s is absolutely 100% reversible and preventable. He is going against the grain with his research, which he has been working on for decades. He’s been consulting patients and getting results with his ReCODE protocol, while traditional treatments haven’t.
ABOUT DR. DALE BREDESEN
Dr. Bredesen is a professor at UCLA, but he has also taught at UC San Francisco and the University of California San Diego. He directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before coming to the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in 1998 as its founding president and CEO.
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