Cognitive decline is often seen as a mental illness, when in fact cognitive attention disorders or confusion is often misdiagnosed when there may be an underlying physical reason. In some cases, early symptoms of memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease go unreported due to the stigma, when there is still time to treat the condition. It’s time to look at cognitive decline in a whole new way – where physical, neurological, nutrition, and rehabilitation is all considered in a holistic way.
Bend Regenerative Medicine considers the whole person when treating any illness. For brain regeneration, we start with a quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG) diagnostic tool and brain mapping program to assess areas that may be underperforming and associated with cognitive performance. It’s similar to the EEG technology used for decades but with a quantitative database of other people’s brains for comparison. Plus it provides a baseline for long term testing and progression.
Dr. Payson Flattery follows the ReCODE Protocol developed by Dr. Dale Bredesen which “provides a comprehensive personalized program designed to improve cognition and support the reversal of cognitive decline of Subjective Cognitive Impairment (SCI), Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), and early Alzheimer’s disease.”
The ReCODE Protocol requires a thorough examination of the patient with a personalized treatment plan that takes into account diet, lifestyle, as well as medication.
Dr. Flattery also recommends Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to slow progression of serious memory problems by increasing blood flow to the brain. HBOT treatments have shown improvement in reaction time, speech and cognition, as well as memory.
In functional medicine, Dr. Flattery believes in finding the root cause of mental health and cognitive issues, which may include blood flow problems, chronic inflammation, gut health, head trauma, substance abuse, immune system responses, infections, parasites, hormonal imbalances, and even anxiety and stress.
If you have problems with memory decline or cognitive issues, or you’ve been told that you have early signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s, schedule a consultation with Dr. Flattery and discover the ReCODE Protocol for brain regeneration.