The End of Alzheimer's: reversing Cognitive Decline

August 18, 2017
Hosted by Susan Downs, MD

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The global burden of dementia is staggering—it is a trillion dollar problem—and it is growing. Of the currently living Americans, about 45 million will die with Alzheimer’s disease (about 15% of the population). 75 million have the important genetic risk factor, ApoE4. Cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease and its precursors (MCI and SCI) can be prevented and reversed. The optimal approach for complex chronic illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease is not a mono therapy but a personalized program that addresses all of the contributors. The many cases of Alzheimer’s disease are associated with metabolic and hormone abnormalities and exposures to pathogens including viruses, bacteria, metabolic and olds and mycotoxins, Dr. Bredesen has reversed cognitive decline in several hundred people on his personalized protocol, with unprecedented success. His book, The End of Alzheimer’s: the first program to prevent and reverse cognitive decline comes out on August 22, .

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Susan Downs, MD

Susan Downs, MD

Dr. Susan is boarded in Integrative Medicine and in Psychiatry, is a certified IFM practitioner and certified in the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine. She works at the University of California, San Francisco and is on the Psychiatry Consultant Registry (UK). She has Masters Degrees in engineering from MIT and Stanford and a Masters in Public Health from Loma Linda Medical Center.

Based between San Francisco and Bloomsbury (London), she is the president of the cutting edge, Silicon Valley Health Institute (SVHI), has worked in ten countries and studied many healing modalities. Previously, she worked for the NHS in the UK, was an assistant professor at INSEAD (European School for Business Administration), and was a foreign service officer managing alternative energy projects in Asia. She is also a film-maker with two multi award winning films on health. Her interests include medicine, economics, spirituality and making the world a better place.

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