Q: Who is The Enhance Protocol for?
A: The Enhance Protocol is for any adult who is motivated to improve his or her cognitive functioning. We firmly believe that the greatest benefit of the protocol is in addressing the root causes of cognitive decline before they advance to the point that symptoms are noticeable. Alzheimer’s disease is often at work for 10 to 20 years before symptoms show up, so prevention and early intervention are very valuable. However, many of our clients are already living with dementia and we have seen exciting improvements and stabilization in them.
Q: Are there people who are not good candidates for The Enhance Protocol?
A: Although we believe anyone can benefit from working to improve brain functioning, some people are not good candidates for The Enhance Protocol. Individuals who are in very late stages of dementia and not expected to live more than a few weeks generally do not have sufficient time to make meaningful progress in the protocol. Although we have many creative solutions and can coach through difficult situations, individuals who are extremely picky and refuse to eat in brain healthy ways are not good candidates for The Enhance Protocol. We are happy to schedule a free 30-minute consultation with anyone who may question whether The Enhance Protocol is right for their situation. Simply call us at 208-378-2860 to schedule an appointment.
Q: I just want to get my lab work done, get the report, have someone walk me through it to get started, and skip the ongoing coaching. Is there an option for that?
A: Yes! Please call us at 208-378-2860 and we will be happy to walk you through the process and schedule the next steps if you choose to pursue them.
Q: What kind of results can I expect if I participate in The Enhance Protocol?
A: We cannot guarantee any specific results for any participant since many factors influence a person’s response. How well a person complies with treatment recommendations, the level of his or her cognitive functioning, the root causes of cognitive impairment, and many other factors affect outcomes. In general, though, the majority of clients see improved cognitive test scores, greater energy levels, reduced pain, clearer thinking, and a better mood. We have seen clients with test scores of 16 out of 30 on a Montreal Cognitive Assessment improve to scores of 26 to 30 out of 30 within several months of treatment. We have seen clients who could not consistently put words together effectively begin speaking more fluently again. In cases where we have not seen such impressive gains in cognitive functioning, we have still noted greater stabilization for a long period of time. In the context of Alzheimer’s disease and other progressive dementias, even slowing or halting decline is a victory and we fight hard to help each client gain as much as possible from participating in The Enhance Protocol.
Q: My loved one has dementia, but it’s not of the Alzheimer’s type. Can The Enhance Protocol benefit people with other types of dementia?
A: Yes. We have worked with clients living with Lewy Body Dementia, Fronto-temporal Degeneration, Posterior Cortical Atrophy, Parkinson’s Dementia, Vascular Dementia, CTE, traumatic brain injury, and other conditions. If you have a question about whether we might be able to help, feel free to call 208-378-2860 and schedule a complimentary consultation.
Q: I’m not interested in participating in The Enhance Protocol but really need help knowing how to interact better with the person living with dementia I am supporting. Can you help?
A: Absolutely! Our CEO, Eric Collett, is a nationally known speaker and expert who trains professionals and private individuals how to interact with and care for people living with dementia. Please contact A Mind For All Seasons at 208-378-2860 to schedule a consultation with Eric or one of our talented memory coaches.
Q: Will Randy Vawdrey or another provider at A Mind For All Seasons become my doctor?
A: No. A Mind For All Seasons operates in a consultation and coaching capacity and cannot take the place of your primary care provider. We believe it is very important for our clients to maintain a close relationship with their PCP and involve them in all aspects of their participation in our programs. We expect our clients to share recommendations we make with their PCPs and seek their additional guidance. We are very happy to consult directly with a client’s PCP to address questions, concerns, or differences of opinion and aim to establish collaborative and productive relationships that benefit our clients.