Memory loss is preventable.
Of all people alive today approximately 75 million of them carry genetic markers that place them at an increased risk for developing cognitive impairment. By the year 2050 it is estimated that 160 million people will develop Alzheimer's disease.
Clinical trials performed to investigate possible treatment options using a single pharmaceutical intervention have either failed or revealed only a minimally positive effect. Much of the failure of these treatments can be attributed to the lack of understanding of the development of this disease itself.
Chronic illnesses are complex and new research is revealing that they can not be adequately addressed using the single pill-for-an-ill model. Alzheimer’s disease is not a single disease with a single etiology (as previously suggested) but rather several different diseases with multiple etiologies.
The development of Alzheimer’s disease is a survival response. When our bodies are starved for basic building blocks, the neurologic system begins to downsize in an effort to maintain its most vital processes. By understanding and identifying your risk factors for developing cognitive impairment, we can together correct underlying imbalances and eliminate triggers, leading to the prevention and even reversal of memory loss.