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Study finds MEND could reverse memory loss

June 23, 2016
by Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A new study is offering new hope for people with memory loss.

Memory and cognitive functions significantly improved in a small study of people following a personalized, comprehensive therapeutic program, according to a new study published in the journal AGING.

All 10 participants had well-defined mild cognitive impairment, subjective cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease before beginning the program. Nine of 10 participants displayed subjective or objective improvement in their memories within three to six months of starting the program. One patient with late stage Alzheimer’s did not improve.

All six patients who had to were struggling or had to quit working because of memory loss were able to return to work or continue working with improved performance.

“The magnitude of improvement in these 10 patients is unprecedented, providing additional objective evidence that this programmatic approach to cognitive decline is highly effective,” says Dale Bredesen, MD, professor at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and a professor at the Easton Laboratories for Neurodegenerative Disease Research at the University of California at Los Angeles in a press release. “Even though we see the far-reaching implications of this success, we also realize that this is a very small study that needs to be replicated in larger numbers at various sites.”