Dementia is a general term that refers to cognitive decline severe enough to impact a person’s ability to manage activities of daily living independently. There are over one hundred dementing illnesses but about 70% of dementia cases are caused by Alzheimer’s disease. Other common forms of dementia include vascular dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, Fronto-temporal Degeneration, and Parkinson’s dementia. Currently, 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia and women are at greater risk.
Although the different dementing illnesses have varied root causes, they generally involve many variables working together to create a cascade of brain degeneration and decline. Fortunately, many brilliant researchers and physicians agree that a personalized, multi-interventional approach that addresses individual specific challenges can strengthen brain health and support cognition. When the brain is injured, or when neurological needs are unsupported, cognition can be impaired and neurodegenerative disease can progress. However, when various triggers or risks of cognitive disorders are identified and optimized, cognition and brain health can improve.
In lieu of a pre-determined, single pharmaceutical drug treatment for neurological dysfunction, individuals can be screened for several neurodegenerative contributors. These can include, but are not limited to nutrient and hormone deficiencies, inflammation, insulin resistance and diabetes, pathogens and biotoxins, chemicals and organic toxins, compromised blood flow, disordered lifestyles, dental decay, chronic infection, and a host of other variables. When contributors are identified, at-risk individuals can adopt a personalized, therapeutic protocol that offers real hope for improvement.
The Enhance Protocol® is a powerful tool for identifying and correcting the contributors to cognitive decline. We use eye tracking and balance testing, cognitive testing, a health history, and an extensive panel of bloodwork to determine the extent of the problems. Our Chief Medical Officer then writes a comprehensive treatment report we call the Enhance Roadmap™ because it explains how to go from where you are to where you want to be. Our Certified Memory Coaches then guide you through interventions, including targeted supplementation, dietary changes, exercise, use of medical devices, brain training, sleep optimization, and more. Most of our clients experience significant, measurable improvements as they participate in The Enhance Protocol.