We don’t have to fear Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline like generations before us. Thanks to dedicated researchers and doctors like today’s guest, we know why Alzheimer’s happens – and how to prevent it.
Dr. Dale Bredesen received his undergraduate degree from Caltech and his medical degree from Duke University. In 2013, he returned to UCLA as the director of the Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research. The Bredesen Laboratory studies the basic mechanisms underlying the neurodegenerative process and the translation of the knowledge into effective therapies for Alzheimer's disease. He has published over 230 papers and has written two New York Times bestselling books, The End of Alzheimer's: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline, and The End Of Alzheimer's Program.
In today's episode, he fills us in on everything he knows about how to protect your brain from this disease, what Alzheimer's is, how we can reverse and prevent it, and blood tests that can indicate our odds of getting it.
Dr. Bredesen is a beacon of hope for so many of us and for families that have been affected by this disease. Knowing that we have the tests to catch early signs of cognitive decline and can harness the power of the Bredesen Protocol to fight inflammation through diet and lifestyle changes in our earlier years means that we can end Alzheimer’s.