Dr. Soyona Rafatjah

Bredesen Protocol
The Bredesen Protocol: 6 Strategies (Plus, does it work?)

Can the Bredesen Protocol offer hope to patients with Alzheimer’s? A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is frightening. The cognitive impairment, memory loss, and inevitable cognitive decline can seem like a death sentence to both patients and loved ones.  The standard reductionist approach seeks to boil every problem down to its most basic components. Most modern…

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Alzheimer's Natural Treatment
10 Natural Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia

Conventional treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease only offers temporary relief of some symptoms and only for a limited number of patients. Mainstream treatment does not greatly slow the progression of Alzheimers. Caregivers searching for alternative Alzheimer’s remedies may find greater hope in natural treatments, alternative therapies, preventative measures. These remedies are most effective in…

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Alzheimer's Risk Factors
14 Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s [2021 Research Update]

For many people approaching retirement, dementia and Alzheimer’s are mysterious and concerning possibilities. For many years, the cause of this disease and risk factors were not well-known. However, we’ve made significant progress in assessing risk and treatment. While there is not yet a cure for Alzheimer’s or dementia, certain behaviors, lifestyle choices, and other factors…

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Alzheimer's Medications
Alzheimer’s Medications: Drugs to Slow Memory Loss

Alzheimer’s Disease affects more than 5 million people living in the United States. It is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. There is currently no cure, but Alzheimer’s medications attempt to slow memory loss in some cases. It can feel overwhelming if you or a family member has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.  Most medications give Alzheimer’s…

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what causes alzheimer's
What is the Cause of Alzheimer’s? Aging, Genetics, and Other Causes

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and degenerative brain disorder. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, most current researchers do not cite any single cause of this debilitating illness.  Most modern research suggests Alzheimer’s disease is caused by a combination of age, genetics, family history, and other risk factors (including lifestyle, overall health, brain injury, heart health,…

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how is Alzheimer’s diagnosed
How is Alzheimer’s diagnosed? [Blood Tests, MRI, PET & More]

Alzheimer’s is diagnosed by going through a medical history, ruling out other possible causes that could explain your dementia-like symptoms, administering imaging tests, and looking for biomarkers that indicate the progression of Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is a serious neurodegenerative condition that is the result of chronic inflammation that leads to tau tangles and beta-amyloid plaque…

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is alzheimer's genetic
Is Alzheimer’s genetic or hereditary? Here’s what we know.

Alzheimer’s disease is not completely genetic or hereditary. In very rare cases, a specific gene can directly lead to Alzheimer’s. In more common cases, having a first-degree family member with Alzheimer’s increases your risk but does not guarantee you will develop Alzheimer’s. Being older than 65 is the most common non-genetic risk factor for developing…

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stages of dementia
The 7 Stages of Dementia in Alzheimer’s Disease

When someone is living with Alzheimer’s, they go through different stages of dementia symptoms. Below, we discuss the 7 stages categorized by psychiatry professor and researcher Dr. Barry Reisberg. Want to prevent Alzheimer’s using a plan that works… without breaking the bank? Get our guide to the Bredesen Protocol on a budget for $29. What…

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Alzheimer's Facts
Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Statistics [Plus Prevention Tips]

If you or a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, or is concerned about cognitive decline, it can be helpful to look at Alzheimer’s statistics and facts that clarify the situation. Alzheimer’s can be a scary disease. But understanding the facts about this condition can give you confidence in how to move forward as…

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Signs of Dementia
10 Early Signs & Symptoms of Dementia

It’s important to look for the 10 early signs and symptoms of dementia in family members and other older adults. Spotting early symptoms may lead to an early diagnosis of dementia and increased quality of life thereafter. According to the National Institute on Aging, the most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s affects…

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