Wow Suepi... I can certainly understand your surprise and disappointment. The costs can be monumental and many - perhaps most of the physicians involved in the Bredesen protocol - do charge out-of-pocket, because the time and resources involved are extensive. It would have been nice if you had known this up front. I hope you continue to keep looking and find a practitioner that is more in line with your expectation. Prices vary somewhat between practitioners.. the important component is finding a practitioner who follows the Bredesen protocol. The apoe4.info website is a great place to get started, see our Primer
, and there are many steps you can implement on your own such as nutrition, exercise, meditation and stress management. Wishing you the very best!