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EP 21 - Dr. Dale Bredesen: Building A New Paradigm for Alzheimer‘s Disease

Dr. Dale Bredesen is a renowned neuroscientist and neurologist who has devoted his career to understanding the mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

He has continuously challenged the idea that Alzheimer’s equals an inevitable cognitive decline that cannot be prevented, managed and/or even reversed. He is also a great advocate that this is the last generation that will be afraid of this disease.

Join Dr. Bredesen and listen to an inspiring episode full of research discussion and reflections on why we need a new paradigm and narrative for Alzheimer’s disease.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Why Dr. Bredesen believes this is the last generation that will be afraid of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • What the current standard of care for Alzheimer’s disease is.
  • Why Alzheimer’s is a network dysfunction.
  • When is the right time to start with prevention.
  • Why Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) should be considered advanced stage Alzheimer’s.
  • How context is crucial to determine gene expression
  • What the tipping point will be for changing our approach and view towards Alzheimer’s disease.

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