The Bredesen Protocol


What iS the Bredesen Protocol/ReCODE Program?


“The global burden of dementia is staggering, and unfortunately on the rise. Of the 318 million Americans currently living, 45 million will develop Alzheimer’s disease. There are 75 million Americans with ApoE4, the most important genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. It is expected that by 2050, there will be over 160,000,000 patients with Alzheimer’s disease globally. For women, Alzheimer’s is more common than breast cancer, as women make up over 65% of the patients and 60% of the caregivers.”[i]

And according to the Alzheimer’s Association: “A genuinely new Alzheimer’s drug has not been approved since 2003, and the currently approved Alzheimer’s medications are ineffective in stopping or slowing the course of the disease.”

So what can you do if you think you at risk for Alzheimer’s?

•       Accept defeat?

•       Go into denial?

•       Wait for new drugs?

Or… you could try the Bredesen Protocol.

Dale Bredesen, MD, is a prominent researcher in aging and Alzheimer’s Disease.  Dr. Bredesen has developed a new model to explain Alzheimer’s. He believes that Alzheimer’s is a multifactorial disease and may actually be a protective response to 3 major metabolic and toxic insults.  These “insults” are influenced by genetics, environment, nutrition, aging, toxicity and exposures. As a result, he believes that Alzheimer’s is a reversible, metabolic, toxic–usually systemic–illness with a relatively large window for treatment. He suggests the analogy of a roof with 36 holes in it.  You can try to plug all the holes and even if you’re not successful, you’ll have slowed the leak (and protecting the building).

Dr. Bredesen recently published a book called “The End of Alzheimer’s”.  Many doctors have been trained in the Bredesen Protocol and as a Health Coach I have a close working relationship with several of them.

The protocol is personalized to each patient and can be complex and require lifestyle changes.  In my role as a health coach, who specializes in this protocol, I can help you navigate and implement this protocol. 

[i] https://www.drbredesen.com/mpicognition


How does this work?


Typically, we have weekly sessions. In this way, I help to bridge the gap between doctor visits. I am able to spend much more time with you than your practitioner so I am able to understand the specifics of your situation and really get to know you.

In turn, I am able to give your practitioner updates on your progress so when you next meet it is an even more productive visit.

During the session we are able to fully discuss your treatment plan, how you are doing with your goals, what adjustments we need to make, any updates to your care and answer questions. Afterwards, I write up a session summary with your goals and your practitioner gets a copy.


Some typicaL reactions to Health Coaching


"I don't need coaching - I can do this myself"

 

All too often, a patient/loved one believes they don't need the coaching support. Then two months later they realize how complex the protocol is and they haven't been able to make a fraction of the changes necessary and are overwhelmed. With cognitive decline time is of the essence! You can't afford to waste even one day when you are trying to reverse this disease. The sooner you implement the ReCODE program the better. Get me on your team early on - don't wait!

" I don't want to spend the extra money"

 

In truth, a visit with a health coach is more affordable than a visit with your doctor. You have made a big investment by participating in the ReCODE program, make sure you make the most of it.  As a health coach I work with you to ensure nothing falls through the cracks. This is not the place to cut corners.

" I don't have the time to go to another appointment"

 

No worries! I conduct the health coach sessions virtually - so there is no extra driving time involved. You can do this from the comfort of your own home. Convenient session times are available. 


Support Groups


 I hold group coaching sessions for the caregivers and/or support person by providing a support group. Don't forget they need care too!

Learn more about the Caregiver Support Group program.


Packages


I offer three ReCODE Health Coaching packages –please see the details below….

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Package Details

Packages Premium Standard JumpStart
Description ** Preferred option – as this more closely follows the timeframes on the ReCODE program.

This is a 6 month package that helps you begin your journey in the ReCODE program. This is 1:1 coaching and is highly personalized just for you. The coaching sessions are held via phone or video chat. Scheduling a session is easy and can be done by using my online scheduler.
This is a 3 month package that helps you begin your journey in the ReCODE program. This is 1:1 coaching and is highly personalized just for you. The coaching sessions are held via phone or video chat. Scheduling a session is easy and can be done by using my online scheduler. This 1 session package allows you to have an initial session. This is a longer than average session of 1.5 hours. Items covered in this session:
  • My role
  • Quick review of current health
  • Review of treatment plan
  • Next Steps/Goals
Number of Sessions 1 – 1 hour foundational session
15 – 45 minutes sessions.

**Value: $1,600
1 – 1 hour foundational session
9 – 45 minutes sessions.

**Value: $1,000
1 – 1.5 hour session


**Value: $200
Support Between sessions, email support is provided. In this package unrestricted emails (within reason) are supported with 24 hour turnaround Mon-Fri.
  • Review of food logs
  • Help with supplement scheduling

**Value: 300
Between sessions, email support is provided. In this package 2 emails a week are supported with 24 hour turnaround Mon - Fri.
  • Review of food logs
  • Help with supplement scheduling


**Value: $150
Not Provided
Session Summary After each session, I prepare a summary of the session along with your new personalized goals.


**Value: $50
After each session, I prepare a summary of the session along with your new personalized goals.


**Value: $50
After each session, I prepare a summary of the session along with your new personalized goals.

**Value: $50
Bonuses
  1. KetoFlex 12/3 handout ($100): This handout is a great resource for the KetoFlex 12/3 food plan. It contains all the necessary information to get you started and includes items such as shopping list, food log, links to cookbooks, ketone meters, websites etc.
  2. Ketogenic FAQs ($25): Some of the most asked questions answered in this guide.
  3. Sleep Tips($25): Sleep is an important component to restorative healing.
  4. Exercise Tips($25): Movement and exercise helps the brain rebuild and expand. Find out what you can be doing.
  5. Ketone Meter support ($50): I will walk you through how to setup and use your ketone meter.
  1. KetoFlex 12/3 handout ($100): This handout is a great resource for the KetoFlex 12/3 food plan. It contains all the necessary information to get you started and includes items such as shopping list, food log, links to cookbooks, ketone meters, websites etc.
  2. Ketogenic FAQs ($25): Some of the most asked questions answered in this guide.
  3. Sleep Tips($25): Sleep is an important component to restorative healing.
  4. Exercise Tips($25): Movement and exercise helps the brain rebuild and expand. Find out what you can be doing.
  5. Ketone Meter support ($50): I will walk you through how to setup and use your ketone meter.
Not Provided
Investment Total Value of Package: $2175

Investment: $1100 if paid in full or $200/month for 6 months with $20 initial set up fee
Total Value of Package: $1375

Investment: $800 if paid in full or $280/month for 3 months with $20 initial set up fee
Total Value of Package: $250

Investment: $200

**If after the session you would like to purchase a Premium or Standard Package, $50 from the cost of the JumpStart Package can be applied towards to cost of the other packages.

For example, the Premium Package would be $1050 if paid in full. Or $150 for the first month and $200 for the remainder of the months.

Next Steps


To find out what package is right for you, schedule a free 15 minute consult today.

Or to book your sessions now:

1.    Sign the Medical Record Release form

2.    Sign the Consent Form for your package:

a.    Consent Form for Premium Package

b.    Consent Form for Standard Package

c.    Consent Form for Jumpstart Package

3.    Pay for your package:

a.    Premium Package ($1100) or Premium Package ($200/month + setup fee)

b.    Standard Package ($800) or Standard Package ($280/month + setup fee)

c.    JumpStart Package