Yes, I'm enthusiastic about this, and just want to make sure we do this in a way that will help all of us to improve our ability to treat cognitive decline. I worked on a general protocol over the weekend (in the midst of a few hundred emails...). How many of your members do you think would be interested in being a part of such a project? It would involve:
1) Notifying you/us of interest.
2) I'd send a list of tests to get; some may already be done, which is fine, but additional ones we'd need to fill in the table (I've created a table of "Why Memory Loss?" that identifies many key components, and enables the personalized Rx).
3) Then we'd use those data to create the system for each person.
4) Then we'd follow up with each over time to determine whether there is improvement for those symptomatic, and whether there is continued performance for those who were asymptomatic at the start, i.e., can we keep the entire group from ever getting AD?
If you think the group would consider this, pls. let me know about how many members would be interested, and we'll get rolling.
So, this answers many questions. Travel would NOT be involved. That's great news, as even our international members could easily participate. It looks like we would be responsible for getting our own tests run at our own cost and relaying the information back to Dr. Bredesen. From my understanding, after receiving our baseline information, he would basically devise a personalized plan for each of us. We would then be responsible for implementing and adhering to his plan. This appears to be a long term intervention with the ultimate goal of reversing cognitive decline OR preventing it from ever occurring.
With this new information, if you are still interested: PLEASE indicate so on this thread. I will pass that count on to Dr. Bredesen.
EDIT: I'm linking our previous thread about this topic here: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=787
Reversal of cognitive decline: A novel therapeutic program
http://www.impactaging.com/papers/v6/n9 ... 00690.html