Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s is one of many types of dementia that is traditionally associated with memory, behavior and cognitive symptoms. These symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks

What is Alzheimer's


Alzheimer's is not a disease of old age. Approximately 200,000 Americans under the age of 65 have younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease (also known as early-onset Alzheimer’s) Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging, even though the majority of people with Alzheimer's are 65 and older. Alzheimer’s the most common form of dementia.


In its early stages, symptoms are mild and they gradually worsen over a number of years. To the point where one loses the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to their environment.
Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the united states.

Often dementia-like symptoms are caused by treatable conditions — such as depression, drug interactions, thyroid problems, excess use of alcohol or certain vitamin deficiencies and these may sometimes be reversed.
However, There is no single test for an Alzheimer's diagnosis. Diagnosing Alzheimer's requires careful medical evaluation,
including:
  • A thorough medical history
  • Mental status and mood testing
  • A physical and neurological exam
  • Tests (such as blood tests and brain imaging) to rule out other causes of dementia-like symptoms

Changes in the brain happen long before the first signs of memory loss. These microscopic changes are rarely seen on imaging
The brain has 100 billion nerve cells (neurons). Each nerve cell connects with many others to form communication networks. Groups of nerve cells have special jobs. Some are involved in thinking, learning, and remembering. Others help us see, hear and smell.
To do their work, brain cells operate like tiny factories. They receive supplies, generate energy, construct equipment and get rid of waste. Cells also process and store information and communicate with other cells. Keeping everything running requires coordination as well as large amounts of fuel and oxygen.
Scientists believe Alzheimer's disease prevents parts of a cell's factory from running well. They are not sure where the trouble starts. But just like a real factory, backups, and breakdowns in one system cause problems in other areas. As damage spreads, cells lose their ability to do their jobs and, eventually die, causing often irreversible changes in the brain.
Two abnormal structure formations called plaques and tangles are prime suspects in damaging and killing nerve cells.
Plaques are deposits of a protein fragment called beta-amyloid (BAY-tuh AM-uh-loyd) that build up in the spaces between nerve cells.


How Revive Can Help

At Revive, your plan of action is dependent on the specific brain regions that have declined. In the case of the most progressive dementias, there is no cure or intervention that can substantially impact the course of the disease, but there are some infusions therapies designed to help neuronal cell health that may help alleviate some symptoms. These therapies can be coupled with activities designed to target specific brain regions.

Our Unique Process for Your Unique Situation

We have created a unique process that is built to maximize time and results.  To reach your personal healthcare goals, it is imperative that your physicians and care providers precisely know your individual story and needs.  Your individual goals are the focal point of the comprehensive treatment plan which is based off your exam, diagnostics, and lab results.  Your treatment plan is designed specifically for you and is not a protocol.

This plan is executed over 10 days.  Many patients see measurable improvement over the time in our office.  When you leave, we create a plan to help you continue on your journey.  Our goal is to see each patient continue to build upon the initial results they achieved in office.  


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