THE END OF ALZHEIMER’S – Book Review

The End of Alzheimer’s by Dale E Bredesen, MD is well worth your time and money. And time, thought, determination and yes money is what this will take to follow Dr. Bredesen’s protocol for undoing years of brain damage. But at the end of this journey, the book through case studies offers real hope.

Alzheimer’s disease has so often been described as a “journey.” The End of Alzheimer’s, provides the reader with a different kind of journey. A journey where the good doctor describes the many assaults upon the brain which result in Alzheimer’s disease, as well as concrete ways to reverse that damage.

The book clearly explains why there will be no magic pill or as Dr. Bredesen states no silver bullet that is discovered, that will wipe out Alzheimer’s disease. Instead he offers “silver buckshot,” in a protocol that addresses strategies for reversing and preventing cognitive decline.

Many of the strategies are within the ability of the reader to implement immediately. But words like “easy fix,” will never apply here.

The End of Alzheimer’s, is a journey of:

  • increasing your knowledge base through reading and re-reading the book
  • assisting the reader in identifying lifestyle choices and activities that have contributed to cognitive decline
  • providing real, doable steps to quality sleep, preventing infection, avoiding toxins, and necessary dietary changes
  • most of all partnering with a health care practitioner who will support you through ordering the tests to determine your base line, and track your progress, be your coach  and help you brainstorm  through your personal plan for recovery

No, The End of Alzheimer’s, is not an easy fix. The person with multiple excuses for why they cannot possibly give up foods they love, reduce their stress, get more exercise, get more sleep, in other words – change, will not succeed.  This plan requires the reader to ask that all important question – “Am I serious, and willing to change?” If the answer is yes, The End of Alzheimer’s is for you.

Virginia Garberding RN

Certified in Gerontology and Restorative Nursing