Living well with Alzheimer's - Lisa's story of getting back to herself.


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By Nate Bergman and Evolving Past Alzheimer's. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In this episode, we talk with Lisa, a woman in her early 70s living with Alzheimer's. Lisa is a patient of Dr. Bergman at Kemper Cognitive Wellness. Lisa is joined in this conversation by her daughters, Stacy and Natalie. We discuss the successes and challenges they have had as a family living with Alzheimer's disease. Lisa shares her thoughts about being diagnosed as well as the hope and results they have had since starting on a journey of living well with Alzheimer's.

This episode is an important listen for anyone with doubts, reservations, or skepticism around a precision, functional medicine approach to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Note: names/identities were changed to preserve anonymity.

1:50 - what it was like to get diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and how the family responded

12:13 - living with Alzheimer’s during the events of 2020

14:33 - beginning treatment at Kempler Cognitive Wellness

19:05 - how patients can navigate the healthcare system to find the best treatment plan for their diagnosis

24:58 - implementing your treatment plan and navigating the necessary lifestyle changes

36:34 - results that this family has seen from this treatment plan

45:33 - maintaining motivation in a world where we don’t see a lot of people who are living their lives with Alzheimer’s

53:48 - processing the permanent lifestyle changes that are involved with Alzheimer’s treatment plans

55:44 - what “success” looks like with Alzheimer’s treatment

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