• The First Survivors of Alzheimer's

  • How Patients Recovered Life and Hope in Their Own Words
  • By: Dale Bredesen
  • Narrated by: Marc Cashman, Kimberly Farr
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (65 ratings)

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The First Survivors of Alzheimer's

By: Dale Bredesen
Narrated by: Marc Cashman,Kimberly Farr
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Publisher's Summary

First-person stories of patients who recovered from Alzheimer's disease - and how they did it.

It has been said that everyone knows a cancer survivor, but no one has met an Alzheimer's survivor - until now. In his first two books, Dr. Dale Bredesen outlined the revolutionary treatments that are changing what had previously seemed like the inevitable outcome of cognitive decline and dementia. And in these moving narratives, you can hear directly from the first survivors of Alzheimer’s themselves - their own amazing stories of hope told in their own words.

These first-person accounts honestly detail the fear, struggle, and ultimate victory of each patient's journey. They vividly describe what it is like to have Alzheimer's. They also drill down on how each of these patients made the program work for them - the challenges, the workarounds, the encouraging results that are so motivating. Dr. Bredesen includes commentary following each story to help point listeners to the tips and tricks that might help them as well.

Dr. Bredesen's patients have not just survived; they have thrived to rediscover fulfilling lives, rewarding relationships, and meaningful work. This book will give unprecedented hope to patients and their families.

©2021 Dale Bredesen (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Perhaps the most important quality for Alzheimer’s patients and their families is hope, and in The First Survivors of Alzheimer’s, seven survivors offer genuine hope, both with their poignant stories and with their descriptions of the protocol details that led to their own successes. This is an inspiring book for the millions dealing with the challenges of cognitive decline and for those who want to prevent it." (Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO, Thrive Global)

"Dr. Bredesen takes us beyond the scientific validation of his program to reveal the depth of the personal narrative of those brave and pioneering individuals who chose to participate in his vanguard, approach to their illness.... Although it challenged them and their loved ones to the core, they were rewarded with recovery." (David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, Board-certified neurologist, author, number one New York Times best seller, Grain Brain and Brain Wash

"In The First Survivors of Alzheimer’s, 7 patients describe their struggles and ultimate triumphs, using the protocol developed by Dr. Bredesen. This book restores hopes for the millions of families impacted by Alzheimer's!" (Terry Wahls, MD, and author The Wahls Protocol

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There is finally HOPE for Alzheimer's, thank God!

I LOVED listening to this book because I feel it offers HOPE where NONE has existed so far with potentially preventing Alzheimer's and/or reversing it! The medicines out right now to help "slow its decline" once a patient has already been diagnosed basically are a waste of money and any hope is quickly lost as they do not take away WHAT'S CAUSING the amyloid plaques and tau proteins. Dr. Bredesen's research on the insults that are causing the plaques and tangled proteins and the program to get to the bottom of the many insults that could be contributing to each person's dementia is simple, yet could absolutely be life changing! If you would like some hope back regarding your own or a loved one's slippery slide into dementia... this is a MUST read!

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Outstanding

The survivor stories are awesome & almost unbelievable. Bredisen’s precision medicine approach is very personalized & complicated to understand in the Audible mode. I’ve even ordered a hard copy so that I can reread/copy down for better comprehension.

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Give hope a chance!

You have nothing to lose by following this protocol and everything to gain. How I wish this had been known when I lost my own father to Alzheimers disease. I will do all in my power to protect my loved ones from this dreaded disease and support healthy aging.

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Best Bredesen Yet!

Pay attention! You will find hope and explicit instructions, an escape map to outrun your symptoms.

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Bredesen’s best work to date

I am a big fan of Dr. Bredesen and the work he does. This book lays everything out in the greatest detail with protocols. The survivor stories are highly inspiring

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A must read for all ages!

Everyone should read this . It’s so encouraging that we can improve our story and rewrite it instead of accepting currant standard practice.

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Excellent book, must read for anyone over 40

This book allows the first group of people who went thru Dr Dale Bredesen 's protocol to tell their stories of their success in reversing cognitive decline. But it also contains a concise introduction and closing chapters by Dr Bredesen that are excellent. Recommended even if you read his first book printed in 2014, since it contains updated medical knowledge.

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Timely Actionable Advice

I am ordering the book for my neurologist! I, like many Americans, have family and friends who have been impacted by this terrible condition/disease! This book provides timely and actionable advice which is life changing as evidenced by the stories shared by his patients. I am also sharing this information with friends and family so that they can purchase their own book or listen to it on audible.

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good book

i like it, i will buy the next book , about the program , it's

something to think about and learn more

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amazing path illumination

Dr B shares the amazing fruits of his research and practice — insights that will be common knowledge that is taught at medical school in a decade. In the meantime, read this book in order to save yourself and your love ones