Yesterday, you heard about new research into Alzheimer’s and the results with newly diagnosed patients, which for the first time provide the basis for optimism.
The question is: How can we benefit from these findings without wasting the time waiting for the practical implementations? What can we really do to counteract the progress of the disease?
The crucial teaching of Bredesen’s trials in the United States is that Alzheimer’s has several reasons or triggers. That’s why treatment should also aim in several directions at the same time and that the greatest responsibility lies with the diagnosed person self.
We must begin to develop new everyday routines for the way we move, the way we eat, the way we breathe and the way we usually deal with mental challenges.
That’s a big responsibility to ask a person who has just been told that one’s cognitive abilities are declining and that there is no known cure.
We who have developed this program have not been diagnosed themselves, but we have nevertheless performed and tested every lifestyle change and every practical exercise. It has given us confidence that the reversal is possible, and it has given us some knowledge that we can share with you, thus making the transition a bit easier.
It is important that you also follow the course so that you can support the diagnosed in establishing a daily process and keeping on working on it. Since diagnosis is often associated with great sadness and desire to give up everything, it is important that you help to maintain the peace and hope. To you mildly, but firmly insist that you follow this program or as much as you can.
For the first week’s exercise it could be great to go out in the woods or nature and go a little longer walk than usual, but with slower pace, with small steps and focusing on the following: