The ENCORE program is based on the insightful work of Dr. Dale Bredesen. a UCLA based neurologist who has researched Alzheimer’s Disease extensively for over 30 years and determined that a multi-faceted approach to this multi-faceted disease holds the most promise. The progression of Alzheimer’s Disease is like the damage caused to a house not by a single large hole in the roof but by many small holes in the roof: if you fix one hole (ie, take a prescription), there will still be ongoing damage.
The Bredesen Protocol is a functional medicine approach to cognitive decline. It’s individualized approach seeks to identify which of the over 35 known influencers on Alzheimer’s are predominant in a specific individual and prescribe solutions to minimize those influences.
In 2014, Dr. Bredesen published an article showing that 9 of 10 patients treated with his approach showed improvement. He has since published a series of 100 patients with both subjective and objective improvements.