Alzheimer’s and Dementia – Action Against Alzheimer’s

In November 2015, new figures from the Office for National Statistics showed that dementia is now the leading cause of death in England and Wales. There isn’t a week that passes where Alzheimer’s or dementia is not in the news – a new drug offers hope, a new drug has failed, a well-loved celebrity has the disease, a therapy has shown promise. Nevertheless, although over 244 drugs have been approved for dementia, they have failed to make any real, lasting difference, other than perhaps some short term symptom improvement.

However, in 2014, Professor Dale Bredesen, who has spent his life in Alzheimer’s research, published a landmark paper “Reversal of Cognitive Decline: A novel therapeutic program.”, in which he discussed how he had reversed the symptoms of cognitive decline in more than 90% of his patients using a combination of diet and lifestyle changes.

Professor Bredesen likens Alzheimer’s pathology to a ‘roof with many holes’. There are dozens of biological mechanisms that need to be brought into balance to return a person to health. Monotherapy (single agent drug therapy) plugs just one of these holes, however, one needs to plug a good number of the holes to have any chance of improving the condition. This latter approach equates to a multiple therapeutic approach, identifying and addressing the areas of imbalance.

The Action Against Alzheimer’s Programme has been developed by Cytoplan based on Professor Bredesen’s work, and the FINGER study in Finland, that both indicate the importance of diet, nutrition and lifestyle in optimising cognitive health.

Although Alzheimer’s and dementia may be diagnosed in our 70’s or 80’s, the processes that eventually result in dementia occur much earlier – in our 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. The Action Against Alzheimer’s Programme is for people BEFORE they develop dementia; it is a self-help workshop programme based on the diet and lifestyle elements of the Professor Bredesen’s work. The Action Against Alzheimer’s programme is being delivered by Cytoplan Licensed Nutritional Therapists to small groups of the general public through a series of 8 workshops, covering Nutrition, digestive health, stress, sleep, exercise and brain training.

For more information or to reserve a place at a Free Seminar on 17th March 10 am at the Oldham Hall, Great Missenden, please contact Nicola Smith on Tel: 07749 881081 Email: