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A groundbreaking plan to prevent and reverse Alzheimer's disease that fundamentally changes how we understand cognitive decline.

Everyone knows someone who has survived cancer, but until now no one knows anyone who has survived Alzheimer's disease.

In this paradigm shifting book, Dale Bredesen, MD, offers real hope to anyone looking to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline. Revealing that AD is not one condition, as it is currently treated, but three, The End of Alzheimer's outlines 36 metabolic factors (micronutrients, hormone levels, sleep) that can trigger "downsizing" in the brain. The protocol shows us how to rebalance these factors using lifestyle modifications like taking B12, eliminating gluten, or improving oral hygiene.

The results are impressive. Of the first 10 patients on the protocol, nine displayed significant improvement with three to six months; since then the protocol has yielded similar results with hundreds more. Now, The End of Alzheimer's brings new hope to a broad audience of patients, caregivers, physicians, and treatment centers with a fascinating look inside the science and a complete step-by-step plan that fundamentally changes how we treat and even think about AD.

For more information, including articles and diagrams, please visit Drbredesen.com or mpicognition.com.

©2017 Dale E. Bredesen MD (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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Should Have A PDF

I found this book to be pretty technical. Listening to neurochemistry and later having long web addresses read to me was not very useful I listen because I'm doing something else physically- I can't always stop and write something down.

I suppose I was also looking for more of a how-to manual, and many times the book warns us that each situation is different. Maybe that's realistic, maybe they are 'covering their behinds' - but it was a long book with a multitude of suggestions and I'm left quite unsure if I should make any changes. [i already do many of the dietary, sleep, exercise and toxin avoidance strategies suggested.]

The author suggests quite a number of tests and I wouldn't have more than a glimmer of insight into the next steps to take when I had those test results.

I suppose I'm either too far gone in cerebral damage or perhaps the book is written for a different audience- functional physicians, perhaps? It made clear to me that I would need to hire someone with more knowledge than I have to oversee it if I wanted to implement this program.

Maybe having a PDF would have helped . . .

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

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Both exciting and frustrating

In The End of Alzheimer's, Dr. Bredesen describes the multi-step therapy he has developed for each of the several types of AD, which has slowed or even reversed AD in patients. Since I'm fairly knowledgeable on this subject, I found the research credible and exciting! However, if you're looking for a single pill or a quick fix or something that won't require any change or effort on your part, you'll be disappointed. AD is a multi-faceted and complex disease. It's likely there will never be just one medication that will conquer it. Dr. Bredesen shares his frustration that our current drug approval system is focused on monotherapies, with no flexibility for multi-part therapies. Doctors 'don't do nutrition' was another source of frustration. I'm glad that Dr. Bresdesen is getting the word out about "Recode," (Reverse Cognitive Decline) which is what he calls his therapy. If you're serious about trying this, you'll need an open-minded doctor and/or naturopath, a hard cover copy of the book so you can check your blood work results against Dr. Bredesen's recommended levels, and a willingness to change your diet, take supplements, and start exercising. This is ground-breaking research that will unfortunately probably be largely ignored by our current medical system. So read it yourself and be your own advocate!

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world altering if it is true

notebook stands to change the world more from a medical standpoint than this one. Although the target audience must be clinical providers since the science presented is incredibly lofty for the average person. Still, the information here is invaluable for those of us at risk and taking care of family members with Alzheimer's disease. A must-read for everyone.

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If you have a brain, read this book!

What did you love best about The End of Alzheimer's?

My headline is not sarcastic. Truly, if you have a brain (and you do) you absolutely need to read this book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The End of Alzheimer's?

Realizing that what a number of other authors (Gundry, Perlmutter, etc.) say about diet, has tremendous overlap with the protocol outlined in this book to diminish Alzheimers.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

While the author has a good voice, and reads quite well in general, for some reason he has trouble pronouncing the final "s" on many words. Sometimes he drops a whole syllable, typically when it has say, 2 consonants with an "s" attached. Not the end of the world, but annoying.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Hearing about people who were in the clutches of dementia and who recovered their faculties.

Any additional comments?

Just a really fascinating, useful, and profoundly important book.

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Informative, but rather boring

This is read poorly, but written well. It's just heavy on the medical and difficult to slog through. The Appendix (luckily) is concise and helps us make protective lifestyle choices.

It's an encouraging treatise for those of us afraid of becoming ill with Dementia, giving the illusion of control. Whether it is truth, we don't yet know.

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Hope

My mom has Alzheimer's for 11 years now. My siblings and I have never considered being tested for the gene because what would be the point with no cure or even treatment that can be offered if you do get Alzheimer's. After listening to this book and with a bit more research of my own I feel I probably will get my DNA tested as this book offers hope. It seems like a big lifestyle change but after seeing mom"s decline into being mentally disabled the lifestyle change is no doubt worth it. The book is a bit complex to listen to just a lot of specifics I need to actually see in writing to use as a reference so I ordered the book version as well.

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Unparalleled Information!

Dr. Bredesen's protocol should be started when you first misplace your keys in your 40's! This is like a medical bible of our toxic times and everyone needs this information now...do not wait. Yes, a few mispronounced words by Cashman but that's expected with any book having physiology in it. Very clear reading and listening to it.

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Must read! Hope at last

Amazing book. Filled with hope. Not only tells you what is wrong but also what to do!! I bought dozens for my patients! Thanks for writing this

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fascinating book, enjoy the audio version.

I loved it, we all know of someone that has been stricken by this disease the author gives us hope

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Wonderful news re brain health!

I am so happy to now have a plan for a healthy brain! Thank you.