A diet and lifestyle programme to optimise cognitive health
The Brain Health Programme
Introductory talk & Workshops
If you are concerned about your risk of brain decline now or in the future, perhaps because you have noticed brain fog, poor memory or concentration or maybe you have a family member diagnosed with dementia, then you might be interested in attending this introductory Brain Health talk to find out more about the dietary and lifestyle choices you could adopt that have been shown to support brain health.
The talk covers what Alzheimer’s is, what causes the disease and how the symptoms differ from normal aging. It looks at neurologist, Professor Dale Bredesen’s approach to optimising brain health, outlining how a comprehensive nutrition and lifestyle approach is the key to a healthy brain.
The talk lasts one and a half hours, with time for questions.
£5 per person
WHEN & WHERE
Wednesday 14th March 7-8.30 pm
Allum Hall & Manor House
2 Allum Lane
WD6 3PJ Elstree
Thursday 15th March 7-8.30 pm
The Body Studio
2nd Floor, Argyll House
91 Joel Street
Northwood HA6 1NW
For those interested in learning more about how to keep a healthy brain, I am running a 6-Week Brain Health Programme involving weekly workshops that help you integrate new nutrition and lifestyle habits that will keep your brain in top gear for many years to come.
The Programme includes presentations, activities and homework, and also encourages interaction and discussion on how to keep a healthy brain.
Each workshop lasts two hours.
See left for details of what is covered.
£229 per person for the 6-week Programme.
Early bird rate of £199 for bookings made before Friday 30th March.
TIME & PLACE:
Body Studio Northwood Hills
2nd Floor, Argyll House
91 Joel Street
Thurs 19th April
Thurs 26th April
Thurs 3rd May
Thurs 17th May
Thurs 24th May
Thurs 31st May
TIMES: 7-9 pm
THE BRAIN HEALTH PROGRAMME
Are you concerned about your risk of brain decline now or in the future?
Have you have noticed brain fog, poor memory or concentration or have you a family member that has already been diagnosed with dementia?
Although Alzheimer’s and dementia are associated with aging in the 70s or 80s the process of cognitive decline can begin in the 30s and 40s.
The Brain Health Programme is for people BEFORE they develop dementia and is based on the diet and lifestyle elements of the Bredesen Protocol.
This is a practical and informative programme. It is aimed at people who want to engage in optimizing brain function and overall health by making diet and lifestyle changes NOW, rather than waiting for a possible future diagnosis of dementia.
Dementia is the leading cause of death in the UK (1) and Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common cause of age-related cognitive decline. A woman in the West has a greater chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease than breast cancer. To date, there is sadly no cure for Alzheimer’s disease which has a devastating effect on the patient’s quality of life and is particularly distressing for their family and those that care for them.
Apart from a professional interest, I also have a personal one as my father suffered with vascular dementia for several years until he passed away November 2018. Although he always knew who I was, witnessing his decline was very upsetting and distressing for those around him.
In September 2016 I had the opportunity to listen to Professor Dale Bredesen at a conference in London. Professor Bredesen is an internationally recognised expert in neurodegenerative diseases and was presenting his recently published work, the first to show positive results in reversing Alzheimer’s disease. (2)
It was utterly inspiring to see how he had enabled patients diagnosed with AD to live normal, full lives again, and what’s truly amazing is that nutrition, rather than drugs, lies at the heart of his programme.
Amanda Williams, Managing Director of Cytoplan, a charitable foundation concerned with nutrition and health projects, was also very impressed with Bredesen’s work and was keen to bring his protocol to the UK in order to promote his findings. The Bredesen Protocol™ tests an individual’s particular biochemistry, producing individualised plans.
Cytoplan’s Brain Health Programme focuses on the dietary and lifestyle approaches used in the protocol and has trained a number of nutritional therapists, including myself, to deliver public talks and workshops in order to educate and inspire the wider public. In summary, Professor Bredesen’s work shows there is much we can do to take back control of our health and this is both empowering and exciting.
I am therefore very proud to be able to offer Cytoplan’s Brain Health Programme as one of my key areas of interest and support.
What does the Brain Health Programme include?
Much of Bredesden’s work involves making changes to people’s diet and lifestyle and the Cytoplan program concentrates on practical changes that we can make now.
The programme consists of 6 two-hour sessions, covering the following areas:
• MIND what you Eat – nutrition for brain heath
• Optimise Gut health
• Stress Management
• Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
• Brain Training
Participants receive material presented on each topic explaining how the changes could benefit cognitive function as well as focused activities and discussions. There will be plenty of practical ideas and tools to help them make lasting changes to their lifestyle. It is hoped over the course of the programme that the group of like-minded participants will provide peer support and motivation for each other.
Who is the program intended for?
If you are concerned about your risk of cognitive decline now or in the future and would like to improve your mood, memory, cognition, focus and concentration - this programme is for you.
How can I find out more?
I will be doing a series of Introductory Talks to introduce this topic and outline the information included in the programme. If you are interested please check my events page for current dates, or contact me if you’d like to discuss your suitability for the programme. For details of the next dates, costs, and how to sign up, see the side panel on the right.
For more information about Cytoplan and the brain health programme click here.
(1) Office for National Statistics (2016) Deaths registered in England and Wales (Series DR): 2015
(2) Bredesen, D. E. (2014). Reversal of cognitive decline: A novel therapeutic program. Aging (Albany NY), 6(9), 707–717.