THE BRAIN PROTECTION & COGNITIVE ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM
The Brain Protection & Cognitive Enhancement Program is designed to maintain optimum brain health and function throughout your life.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Broadly, this program is for anyone interested in protecting the health and function of their brain over the long term.
More specifically, it is intended for any adult with any of the following:
- A diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment or dementia (including Alzheimer’s, Vascular Dementia, and Lewy Body Dementia)
- A strong family history of dementia
- Cognitive symptoms, including:
- Problems finding words
- Reduced mental clarity (“brain fog”)
- Trouble focusing and concentrating
- Problems with directions (getting lost easily)
- Forgetting names
- Any other cognitive symptoms of concern
If you have noticed any cognitive problems or have any concerns whatsoever, the time to begin is now.
The sooner you begin, the greater the impact you can make.
HOW IT WORKS - "Act -> Assess -> Modify"
The Brain Protection & Cognitive Enhancement Program is intended to optimize the health and function of your brain, and protect it from decline and disease.
In the Program, the goal is to create a continuous, feedback-driven cycle of improvement. The cycle has 3 parts:
PART 1: ASSESSMENT
The assessment portion of the cycle is divided into the initial and ongoing phase:
Initial Assessment – Here, the objective is to gather all the relevant information to provide a comprehensive picture of the current health and function of the brain, including immediate and future threats.
The kinds of data here may include medical history, cognitive testing, laboratory and imaging studies.
Ongoing Assessment: In addition to the objectives of the initial assessment, ongoing assessments are also evaluating the results of prior actions.
After the initial assessment, a plan is created for what to focus on in the intervening period, targeting the most significant threats to brain health and function, and the areas that are likely to provide the greatest return on your efforts.
PART 2: ACTION
The “action” phase is the time when you put the plan into action!
PART 3: MODIFICATION
The plan is then continuously modified over time based on ongoing assessments.
The Cycle of Improvement
HOW IT'S DIFFERENT
It’s no secret that progress in finding a drug cure for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, as well as for age-related cognitive decline, has been disappointing.
At the turn of the 21st century, it was considered a virtual certainty that we would have those cures by now. The truth is there is still no drug that can enhance cognitive function or effectively treat Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.
That’s the bad news.
The good news is that there’s so much we now can do. In fact, based on the research and my own clinical experience, I firmly believe we already have what we need to both maintain robust cognitive function throughout our lifespan, and to end Alzheimer’s disease.
The solution is not in the form of a drug. Nor will it ever be.
The solution is in a holistic, systems-based approach that uses the most powerful interventions we have to target the key threats to the health of the brain over time.
It’s not as simple as a pill, for sure. But that’s precisely what makes it so much more powerful.