We know that Alzheimer's patients have brain plaques and tangles -- but are they the cause of Alzheimer's?
See this article by Dr. Leila Kirdani The Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease UCLA Study Shows Promising Data for the Reversal of Memory Loss from which I have taken the following excerpts. It's a good overview of Alzheimer's and a brief explanation of the program we offer at Cedarbrook based upon the UCLA study by Dr. Bredesen which she describes.
Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by a sharp decline in the production of one of our main neurotransmitters, acetylcholine, and by the unchecked growth of two forms of protein deposits in the brain – beta-amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles (tau protein tangles). No one knows for certain the exact cause of Alzheimer’s disease, but there have been many hypotheses.
For the first time ever, a small study performed by Dr. Dale Bredesen of UCLA showed the reversal of memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease. This study used a comprehensive approach which included diet, exercise, sleep optimization, vitamins, hormone replacement, along with stress management.