Alzheimer's researcher, professor, author, scientist, expert in neurodegenerative diseases, dedicated to reducing the global burden of dementia.
Dale Bredesen, M.D., is internationally recognized as an expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. He graduated from Caltech, then earned his M.D. from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He served as chief resident in neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) before joining Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner’s laboratory at UCSF as an NIH postdoctoral fellow. He held faculty positions at UCSF, UCLA, and the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Bredesen directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before coming to the Buck Institute in 1998 as its founding president and CEO. He is the chief medical officer of MPI Cognition.
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Alzheimer’s. 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... What if we could put an End to Alzheimer’s? Dale Bredeson, MD tells us we can via, as per the sub-title: “The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline.” Bredeson wants us to know this: “Alzheimer’s disease can be prevented, and in many cases its associated decline can be reversed.” This is a potentially life-changing book. Big Ideas we explore include the ReCODE protocol (playing chess vs. checkers), the three threats that lead to three different types of Alzheimer’s (inflammation, deficient nutrients, toxins), how to give yourself Alzheimer’s (just live like most people!), genetic risk (ApoE2 + ApoE3 + AppE4), and heroes behind progress (it isn’t easy!).