Unfortunately there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease. Scientists and physicians at the Pacific Brain Health Center at Pacific Neuroscience Institute are working towards finding solutions with state of the art facilities and novel clinical trials.
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https://pacificneuro.org/donate the standard of care for Alzheimer's disease at the present time is largely symptomatic care, meaning once the diagnosis is established, we're trying to slow down the rate of the progression of the disease, how quickly it evolves. But unfortunately, what we're not doing for Alzheimer's disease is fixing or correcting or reversing the problem. So as part of the brain Health Center, we're trying to understand what causes the brain damage and we're trying to come up with a solution on preserving brain function and also repairing it and restoring it, even though we are clinicians and we spend the vast majority of our time with patients, which is what we enjoy the most. We are working closely with our colleagues and research and so we're always meeting and talking about ways to integrate research into what we do in clinical care in a positive way, such that we're offering patients additional possibilities of what can be done for Alzheimer's disease. So, for example, we're about to start a 12 month intervention study where we're looking at a precision medicine approach to lifestyle modifications in older adults with memory impairments, and early Alzheimer's disease. And for that study, we're taking a four pillar approach where we're doing aggressive physical activity interventions, cognitive stimulation interventions, diet nutrition counseling and also environmental management and medical management. We're getting things from the bench to the bedside through translational medicine in an efficient way that makes sense. And it's exciting to be able to use really new cutting edge techniques like quantitative EEG E, which is beginning to look at novel brainwave patterns that may be an early sign of disease because unfortunately not all dimensions have a clear path to diagnosis. If we had a blood test, we could do that would tell us for sure that a person had alzheimer's. That would be wonderful. But we don't necessarily have those kind of simple tests. So it's often a compilation of data that comes together to make a diagnosis of dementia and specifically what type of dementia. So the simpler, the less invasive our tools, the easier access, the easier they are to perform on patients. The better that diagnostic process becomes whatever we develop, we can really get it out to the population very quickly. We need your help. We need to provide support for our research scientists. We need to provide support for the people who will be writing grant proposals for the people who will be analyzing the huge amounts of data that we will be accumulating every dollar that we're able to raise to support the research of the specific brain health center will allow us to reach those breakthroughs at a much earlier stage. Mm hmm.