Even just thinking about that dreaded disease freaks you out a bit, eh?
Over 5 million people in the US alone have Alzheimer’s. 1 in 9 people over 65. We’re told that there’s little we can do to prevent it and even less (make that: nothing) we can do to reverse it.
Well… Let me repeat the central theme of this book as clearly as I can: “Alzheimer’s disease can be prevented, and in many cases its associated decline can be reversed.”
That, of course, is a powerful statement. Worthy, of course, of the healthy skepticism Dr. Dale Bredesen tells us we should have as we read his book and review his peer-reviewed protocol.
Bredesen has dedicated his life to studying neurodegenerative diseases and to understanding the root causes of Alzheimer’s. He studied at Caltech as an undergrad then at Duke for med school followed by a postdoc at UCSF before establishing his own lab at UCLA (go Bruins!) in 1989.
This book walks us through the fruits of his and his colleagues’ labor, giving us the details of, as per the sub-title of the book: “The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline.”
Although we’ll be skipping the nuts and bolts of the scientific underpinnings of the disease, I’m excited to share a few of my favorite Big Ideas we can apply to our lives TODAY so let’s jump in.