What is the Bredesen Protocol?

The Bredesen Protocol, developed by Dr. Dale Bredesen MD, involves multiple personalized strategies to improve cognition and reverse the cognitive decline of SCI (subjective cognitive impairment), MCI (mild cognitive impairment) and early Alzheimer’s Disease. The Protocol uses a complex 36 point therapeutic approach that involves comprehensive changes in diet and nutrition, targeted supplementation, sleep hygiene optimization, stress management, physical and brain exercise, and related modalities. It is highly specific to each individual and is designed specifically to help people optimize their metabolic and genetic parameters in order to enhance their cognition. It is a rigorous program that requires many significant lifestyle changes.

An outline and history of the Bredesen Protocol is set forth in a book published by Dr. Bredesen entitled The End of Alzheimer’s.

Dr. Bredesen is internationally recognized as an expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. 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.