I’ve not added many blogs here or on my other websites for some time, but as I am in Kyoto currently, soon to listen to discussions about research and other matters related to all types of dementia, I am reminded of what I still believe to be the most exciting research in the world, and am wondering why Professor Dale Bredesen is not an invited key note speaker.
His first paper Reversal of cognitive decline: A novel therapeutic program can be accessed here. I’ve also written about Dale’s work before.
Maria Shriver interviews Professor Dale Bredesen last year; watch it here…
On another website called The Grow Young Project, you can listen to a podcast about it. The site introduces the podcast as follows:
PROF DALE BREDESEN MD: ON REVERSING COGNITIVE DECLINE
Today I am truly delighted to be bringing you my current research hero. Dale Bredesen MD is an internationally recognized expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. He is founding president and current CEO of the world renowned Buck Institute for Agingas well as Augustus Rose Professor of Neurology he is Director of Neurodegenerative Disease Research at the David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA … phew!
I was recently shown an incredible study Dale had published in 2014 in the Journal Impact Aging in which he demonstrated a hugely significant reversal of the symptoms of cognitive decline and early stage Alzheimers in his research subjects, which in itself is eyebrow raising enough but what really caught the worlds attention is that most of this was created by targeted lifestyle changes. Exactly the processes we talk about here at The Grow Young Project. It was a small cohort but a stunningly important study nonetheless and one that he is currently planning to roll out to a larger more comprehensive one in the very near future.
In this podcast you can hear Dale discuss exactly what this might mean for all of our futures, bearing in mind (while it’s still all here that is!) that it’s been well documented our greatest fear with this whole aging business is not the big C or many of the other unpleasantnesses but plain old losing those precious marbles.
Go to Rod’s website to listen to the podcast and read the full article.