A 49 year old woman noted progressive difficulty with word finding, and noted that her vocabulary had become more limited. She also began to feel unsure about her navigation during driving. She also complained of difficulty with facial recognition (prosopagnosia). Her recall was affected, and she described the requirement for 'more energy' for recall of events. She had difficulty with remembering scheduled events. She also noted that her clarity and sharpness were reduced. leading to difficulty in assisting her children with homework. She had difficulty with complex conversations, and with reading comprehension. She also lost the ability she had had to speak two foreign languages.
She underwent quantitative neuropsychological testing at a major university centre, and was told that she was in the early stages of cognitive decline.
After several months on the program, she noted a clear improvement in recall, reading, navigating, vocabulary, mental clarity and facial recognition. Her foreign language abilities returned. Nine months after her initial neuropsychological testing, the testing was repeated at the same university site, and she was told that she no longer showed evidence of cognitive decline. Immediate and delayed recall, as well as semantic knowledge, executive function, and processing speed had all shown improvement.
Reversal of Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease. Dale E. Bredesen et al. Aging, June 2016, Vol 8 N 6.