BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- There is now hope for those individuals living with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease. The Healthy Brain Program at The Brain and Behavior Clinic has partnered with Muses Labs to offer the MEND™ Protocol to those in the very early stages of this devastating disease.
The MEND™ Protocol offered at The Brain and Behavior Clinic is a six-month long combination therapy approach that combines medical expertise with software algorithms. The Protocol takes into account an individual's genetic, metabolic, hormonal, and behavioral makeup to produce a highly personalized treatment protocol. The program is based on a pilot study published in the journal Aging in September 2014 by Dr. Dale Bredesen at UCLA, which was found to reverse the effects of Alzheimer's Disease. Of the 10 patients in the initial study, nine showed improvement in their thinking abilities and everyday functioning within three to six months. Six of the 10 participants were able to actually return to jobs they had been forced to quit because of the disease or improved their on-the-job performance. Read the full pilot study article at http://www.impactaging.com/papers/v6/n9/full/100690.html.
Dr. Stephen Schmitz, Clinical Director of The Brain and Behavior Clinic, stated, "This is the most exciting finding we have had in the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease since it was first identified over 100 years ago. This program offers real hope for people who are suffering from the beginning effects of this serious illness."
The Healthy Brain Program begins with a comprehensive evaluation, which leads to the production of a personalized, therapeutic treatment regimen involving medications, initiation of supplements, sleep improvements, nutritional changes, behavioral enhancements, brain and physical exercises, and mindfulness techniques. Participants are supported with one-on-one coaching to help them maximize the effectiveness of the program. The testing is repeated every three months and an updated protocol is then produced.
If someone is experiencing memory loss but isn't sure if their difficulties are a part of normal aging or a worrying symptom of Alzheimer's, a clinical assessment to determine whether or not the symptoms are a cause for concern is the first step. Dr. Schmitz noted, "Disease-based cognitive compromise is different than normal age-related memory loss. Accurate diagnosis is critical but the key to halting this disease is to start the treatment as early as possible." Those who are starting to experience memory problems that are impacting their everyday lives are encouraged to contact the clinic.
The Brain And Behavior Clinic is a comprehensive neuropsychological practice offering expert diagnostic, assessment, treatment, and consulting services to individuals who are suffering from cognitive compromise due to concussion, traumatic brain injury, dementia, or other neurodegenerative illnesses. Serving Colorado patients since 1985 with offices in Denver and Boulder the doctors at the Clinic provide the highest level of neuropsychological expertise, scientific knowledge, and compassionate care in the assessment and treatment of a broad spectrum of neurologic disorders.
To schedule an appointment or for more information, contact the program coordinator, Sandra Connors, M.A., CCC-SLP, at 303-938-9244 or visit www.healthybrain.clinic.
SOURCE The Brain and Behavior Clinic