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Living well with Alzheimer's - Lisa's story of getting back to herself.

Evolving Past Alzheimer's

Release Date: 07/12/2021

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Evolving Past Alzheimer's

Trauma can be defined as any event that alters how we process, react to, and recall memories, by overwhelming the individual’s central nervous system. Additionally, trauma is defined as any event in which a person feels helpless and unsafe. It is not only an occurrence that happened in the past; instead, trauma is an event that leaves an imprint upon the body and the brain which persists to the present day.

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Dr. Nate Bergman quickly summarizes the story up the FDA's recent "accelerated approval" of Biogen's - Aducanumab (brand named, Aduhelm). He ends off with surprise about why he is excited about the approval...and it's probably not what you think! A quick, but useful listen.

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Evolving Past Alzheimer's

This episode is an important listen for anyone with doubts, reservations, or skepticism around a precision, functional medicine approach to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

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Evolving Past Alzheimer's

This week we will do almost a Part 2 from the last episode with Drs Dale Bredesen and Kat Toups.  In that episode, we featured recently released results data on MedArchive from a clinical trial in which 84% of 25 patients with early Alzheimer's Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment improved with a Precision Medicine approach.  

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Evolving Past Alzheimer's

Our guests today are Drs Kat Toups & Dale Bredesen.

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Evolving Past Alzheimer's

Deborah Kan is a former executive producer with the Wall Street Journal. In 2017 she founded the website BeingPatient.com, a comprehensive website dedicated to Alzheimer's news, stories, and support.

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In this episode, we talk with Lisa, a woman in her early 70s living with Alzheimer's.  Lisa is a patient of Dr. Bergman at Kemper Cognitive Wellness.  Lisa is joined in this conversation by her daughters, Stacy and Natalie.   We discuss the successes and challenges they have had as a family living with Alzheimer's disease.  Lisa shares her thoughts about being diagnosed as well as the hope and results they have had since starting on a journey of living well with Alzheimer's.

This episode is an important listen for anyone with doubts, reservations, or skepticism around a precision, functional medicine approach to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Note: names/identities were changed to preserve anonymity.

 

1:50 - what it was like to get diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and how the family responded 

12:13 - living with Alzheimer’s during the events of 2020 

14:33 - beginning treatment at Kempler Cognitive Wellness 

19:05 - how patients can navigate the healthcare system to find the best treatment plan for their diagnosis 

24:58 - implementing your treatment plan and navigating the necessary lifestyle changes 

36:34 - results that this family has seen from this treatment plan 

45:33 - maintaining motivation in a world where we don’t see a lot of people who are living their lives with Alzheimer’s 

53:48 - processing the permanent lifestyle changes that are involved with Alzheimer’s treatment plans 

55:44 - what “success” looks like with Alzheimer’s treatment