There are 46 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease in their brain right now, but no symptoms. --Richard Isaacson
I have two blogs. One is sort of a repository for information. I don’t pay for that one and at times I think it may have run its course but then I think of something else I want to park over there. The name of it is Alzheimer’s Disease: The Brand and there is plenty of value over there but also plenty I have learned.
For example, you really need to do your homework. The hard tedious bits. I long advocatedthe work of Dr. Dale Bredesen and I am not exactly recanting but it never occurred to me to look at the data he cited from the literature in support of the claims made in his writings.The person that dug into the findings and the data in the resources cited by Dr Bredesen was Dr Peter Attia. I have listened to his podcast and read his posts for years. He has evolved into more of a pay to play model for some of his podcast show notes and communications so I was unable to locate the conclusion. Regardless I still follow many of the earlier recommendations simply because they still make sense.
An article in The Washington Post, Atypical forms of dementia are being diagnosed more often in people in their 50s and 60s caught my attention. All gloom and doom and no grounding in the granularity needed to describe the known heterogeneity of Alzheimer’s Disease.
My dad had Alzheimer’s disease likely because of head trauma in a car accident years before we were able to make the probable diagnosis. So with uncertainty regarding any long term benefits from the lifestyle recommendations in the literature I decided to focus my attention on longevity and prevention--the focus of The Drive.
Here is a direct link to the podcast Alzheimer’s disease prevention--patient and doctor perspectives