Our very sincere thanks to Dr Dave Jenkins and his partner Miki Okuno for their efforts in presenting to our DAI members and supporters last week on the Bredesen Protocol. They are based in Bali currently, so it really was an effort, as it was 4am for them!
We understand there are a lot of people who see this approach as futile, especially if they have been diagnosed many years ago and their dementia has progressed. Perhaps some even see it as a scam.
However, for many of us diagnosed with dementia who have already worked hard changing our lifestyles and improving our health, and who also believe by doing so we may also have slowed down the progression of our individual dementias, it is still hopeful. Make up your own mind, but please do not discount new evidence.
This protocol is based on evidence based research, and hopefully one day, advice for people with dementia on improving our lifestyle, our diet and offering us appropriate disability support and authentic rehabilitation will become the norm, as it is already for most of the other chronic diseases. Improving well being and quality of life, even if it is not a cure (and even if it does not reverse or stabilise dementia), has to be a good thing…
It was a very lively Q & A Session following this webinar and which lasted over an hour, although for privacy reasons, we never show that part of the webinar publicly.
To listen to or be a part of the Q & A session, you always have to register for our Webinars and attend. You can go to our Youtube channel to watch other videos, and go to our events page to register for our next webinar, Dementia 101, by Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low.