Alzheimers Specialist

Magnolia Health Care

Functional Medicine Specialists & Internal Medicine located in Florence, SC

For over a century, people believed that Alzheimer’s disease didn’t have treatment options. While the cure is still elusive, Emmanuel Quaye, MD, offers effective Alzheimer’s disease treatment at Magnolia Health Care to help improve memory and overall quality of life. If you’d like to learn more about this groundbreaking treatment, call his office in Florence, South Carolina, or book your appointment online.

Alzheimers Q & A

What is Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic condition that impacts memory, the way a person thinks, and their behavior. It’s the most common form of dementia and usually begins to affect individuals after the age of 65. The symptoms of Alzheimer’s include:

  • Memory loss that impedes the person’s ability to go about their daily life
  • Trouble speaking or writing
  • Disorientation
  • Trouble making judgment calls or problem-solving
  • Mood changes that can appear to shift the individual’s personality
  • Increased introversion
  • Trouble performing tasks that used to be routine for the person

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease. Its earliest symptoms often seem like simple forgetfulness. Unless treated, Alzheimer’s disease will usually advance to the point that the person needs a caregiver to perform even the most basic tasks and may not have any memory of loved ones or past experiences. To prevent the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in you or a loved one’s life, don’t wait to call Dr. Quaye.

Is Alzheimer’s treatable?

The conventional wisdom is that Alzheimer’s Disease is not treatable, that there is no cure for the disease. In essence, Alzheimer’s Disease is a death sentence. Over the years, several drugs have been developed to treat the condition, and a few have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). None of them have worked. The conventional wisdom is true for the conventional approach to treating Alzheimer’s Disease, that there is no cure for Alzheimer’s using the conventional approach.

The research evidence suggests however, that Alzheimer’s Disease is treatable. (1,2) In his work on Alzheimer’s Disease, Dr. Dale Bredesen has shown that patients with a mild form of the disease can have a reversal of symptoms if treated with an approach that addresses the multiple underlying factors that contribute to Alzheimer’s Disease. His approach has exposed the weaknesses in the conventional approach, why it does not work, and why it is not likely to work in the future. Dr. Bredesen has trained many physicians across the country, who are collaborating with him to treat patients who would otherwise have no hope with conventional therapy. Dr Quaye is one of those trained in Dr. Bredesen’s approach to Alzheimer’s treatment.

How is Alzheimer’s disease treated?

Dr. Bredesen’s approach describes a new, comprehensive, and personalized treatment program that is based on the underlying causes of Alzheimer's disease. This approach involves multiple treatments designed to improve metabolism in the brain to prevent breakdown of the brain. Ten patients were initially reported on in Dr. Bredesen’s research. Of the 10, nine showed improvement. The program involves a lifestyle approach, that includes a lifestyle (managing eating and sleeping schedules), diet, and nutritional supplementation, all designed to improve metabolism in the brain to prevent and reverse the premature breakdown that occurs in Alzheimer’s Disease. Pre-treatment testing involves extensive lab work as well as MRI and PET scanning of the brain.

Through personalized care and this novel approach to treatment, Dr Quaye helps those affected enjoy more healthy and happy years. Lifestyle changes, proper nutrition, and other treatments can make a difference in the lives of those with Alzheimer’s.

If you or a loved one have Alzheimer’s disease, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Quaye. The innovative, effective approach to treating Alzheimer’s he employs could change your life or the life of a loved one. Don’t wait to call Magnolia Health Care or book your appointment online today.

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Aging (Albany NY). 2016 Jun; 8(6): 1250–1258.