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Three decades of scientific research.

The truth is: There’s a lot you can do to combat Alzheimer’s, even if early signs have already started. It’s a bold claim.

Here’s how we back it up:

First, understand Alzheimer's.

Alzheimer’s is a complicated disease. Unlike many other conditions, it can be a challenge to pinpoint why people develop it because so many underlying contributing factors exist. For this reason, the more you understand about Alzheimer’s, the better you will be able to prevent it or even alleviate existing symptoms in yourself and your loved ones.

What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive condition that affects the brain and is one of the most common forms of dementia amongst older people. While it can also affect younger people, it is rare for the disease to develop when you are in your 30s or 40s. Early-onset Alzheimer’s more commonly appears in people in their 50s.

Alzheimer’s starts slowly and first affects the areas of the brain that handle thinking, memory, and language. It often begins to manifest after the age of 60, with the risk of onset increasing as you age. Your risk increases if anyone in your family has already developed Alzheimer’s, due to the genetic connection.

So far, the medical industry has not been able to develop a pharmacological treatment that can stop the disease or reverse the condition. In fact, more than 400 clinical trials have tried and failed to develop a drug to stop or cure Alzheimer’s. Trying to develop a treatment for this disease has become one of the biggest and most expensive medical failures of our generation.

What Causes Alzheimer’s?
Medical professionals agree that, in most cases, Alzheimer’s develops due to a variety of complicated interactions between many factors, including age, genetics, environment, lifestyle, and other already existing medical conditions.

This is what makes it difficult to develop a pharmacological treatment, as most drugs attempt to target one underlying contributor, which isn’t sufficient when it comes to Alzheimer’s.

How Prevalent Is Alzheimer’s Disease?
While estimates differ, according to the National Institute on Aging, it appears that around 5.5 million Americans over the age of 65 suffer from Alzheimer’s. Experts believe that by 2050, this number could reach 13.8 million.

However, these figures don’t take into account the people who are younger than 65 and have the disease, of which there are a significant number.

The rise in the number of cases is attributed to people’s longer lifespans, among many other factors, because aging is one of the biggest risk factors for developing the disease.

How Long Can You Live with Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer’s is considered to be the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. However, some recent data suggests that it could actually be third in cause of death for the elderly, just after cardiovascular diseases and cancer. The amount of time you have after receiving a diagnosis varies from one person to the next.

Are You at Risk?
Unfortunately, there is no test that can provide a definitive answer on whether you will develop Alzheimer’s Disease. However, tests exist that can act as an indicator of how at-risk you are to develop the disease. For example, a doctor might look at things like your family’s health and genetics. If someone in your family had Alzheimer’s, the risk of you developing the disease is higher than the average.

How Does It Manifest?
The first symptoms of Alzheimer’s often differ from one person to another, though memory issues are generally quite common. Another sign that someone is developing Alzheimer’s is any problem with language, such as difficulty finding the right words. Vision and spatial issues as well as impaired judgment or reasoning could also be indicators of the onset of Alzheimer’s. Note that while mild cognitive impairment (MCI) could be an indicator of Alzheimer’s, not everyone who has MCI will develop Alzheimer’s. The problem is that we just don’t know who will and who won’t.

Someone who already has Alzheimer’s disease will experience problems carrying out everyday tasks, including paying bills, cooking food, or driving a car. They might also unknowingly ask the same questions repeatedly. Other signs include getting lost easily, losing things or putting them away in unusual places, or finding simple things confusing. As Alzheimer’s gets worse, the person might get frustrated, worried, angry, and even violent.

Can You Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?
Studies show that you can do a lot to reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, it’s possible to improve your situation, even if you are already exhibiting symptoms. There is a lot of evidence showing that people can lower the risk of developing this disease by making certain changes to their lifestyle, including getting regular exercise and keeping their heart as healthy as possible.

New research has revealed that there are steps you can take to lower the risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. These measures can also help to alleviate existing symptoms to some degree. Certain problems that affect heart health have been shown to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Some studies that involved conducting autopsies on people who had Alzheimer’s found that as many as 80% of the subjects also suffered from cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, minimizing these risk factors might also lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s, but might also relieve existing symptoms.

Experts have also come to the conclusion that Alzheimer’s starts to develop long before the symptoms become apparent. In fact, it can start developing as early as middle age, which means that you should start taking care of your brain health as soon as possible.

The best way to do this is to identify your personal risk factors and work on controlling them by leading a brain-healthy lifestyle. The ReCODE and PreCODE Protocols are designed specifically to help you identify your personal risk factors and develop an approach tailored to your particular situation.

Next, explore a scientifically proven protocol that can help.

The quick overview: The Reversal of Cognitive Decline (ReCODE) and Prevention of Cognitive Decline (PreCODE) protocol was developed by Dr. Dale Bredesen after more than three decades of research in neurodegeneration. The protocol requires lifestyle changes designed to help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s and also to alleviate symptoms in patients who already have the condition.

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You might be skeptical of these claims.
Most health professionals you’ve talked with have said that Alzheimer’s cannot be prevented or treated effectively. However, ReCODE and PreCODE are working for many people and I’ll show you why. But first, let’s take a quick look at how the protocol came to be.

Alzheimer’s: Going Against the Grain
The first step to effectively treating or curing a disease is understanding it. Since the early 1980s, scientists have based clinical trials on the amyloid hypothesis. Amyloid is a sticky protein fragment that can build up in the brain and disrupt communication between brain cells, essentially acting like roadblocks between neurons, thereby stopping the “traffic” of information.

​Experts concluded that Alzheimer’s disease was the result of this plaque accumulating in the brain. Therefore, the natural conclusion was that destroying it would be an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s. It might even prevent it.

Unfortunately, over 400 clinical trials aimed at developing a drug to destroy the amyloid plaque, or stop its accumulation, have failed. In some cases, the drugs worked as intended.

However, the problem is the destruction of this plaque doesn’t improve symptoms in people already suffering from Alzheimer’s. Blocking the enzyme to prevent the formation of the plaque doesn’t prevent the onset of the disease, either. In fact, in some cases, instead of showing improvement, patients actually got worse.

Yet, scientists continue to work on developing drugs based on this theory, which is why billions of dollars have been spent and hundreds of drugs have been created, all for naught. None of them work.

Over the last 30 years, Dr. Bredesen and his colleagues have made some fascinating discoveries that are changing the medical world’s view of Alzheimer’s.

The Brain Makes Amyloid for Protection
You read that right. The accumulation of amyloid plaque in the brain is a natural protective response. All brains make amyloid and all brains have a cleaning process that clears it out.

In Alzheimer’s disease, this process becomes overwhelmed by the amount of amyloid being produced, impairing the ability of the brain to clear it out. Therefore, it’s imperative to discover why the brain is making so much amyloid in order to control it. A drug that destroys excess amyloid but doesn’t address the cause of it is destined to fail.

The question that needs to be answered is – what’s causing this? The answer varies between individuals but causes can include:

  • inflammation
  • insulin resistance
  • suboptimal levels of nutrients, hormones, and neurotransmitters
  • exposure to toxic elements
  • oxidative stress
  • infections and viruses

The Basic Principle of the ReCODE and PreCODE Protocol
The ReCODE and PreCODE Protocol rely on a very simple principle: find and eliminate the contributing factors for each individual.

While the core principle of ReCODE is relatively simple, the methodology is more complicated. There are so many triggers to account for, and they differ from one person to the next. This means a monotherapy – one drug to zap one feature of the disease – doesn’t work.

To explain his findings, Dr. Bredesen compares having Alzheimer’s disease to a roof with 36 holes. To fix a leaky roof, you have to repair all the holes. Repairing one or two holes won’t solve the problem. With Alzheimer’s, a drug may help repair one or two holes, but what about the rest of them?

All the contributors need to be found and repaired in each person to control the symptoms. This can also be accomplished before symptoms appear, which helps to make prevention possible.

The testing and subsequent lifestyle changes, supplements, and very few pharmaceutical interventions that form the basis of the ReCODE and PreCODE program aim to address all contributors to the disease for each individual.

These include metabolic issues, hormonal imbalances, toxicity, poor gut health and microbial balance, nutritional deficiencies, and genetic factors. Improvement is dependent upon finding the underlying contributors along with an individual’s implementation of the personalized program.


Finally, learn how to apply it to your life.

We exist to make learning and applying Dr. Bredesen’s protocol effective and achievable. Choose from two programs designed with you in mind:

  • Join the Direct Access Program: Discover the basics of an Alzheimer’s-free lifestyle alongside a like-minded community when you join this program. Read more.
  • Access the Free Video SeriesYou’ll have the opportunity to meet Angela, learn the key concepts of the Bredesen protocol, listen to several success stories and find out about the next steps to make it work for you. Read more.

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Angela Chapman

ANGELA CHAPMAN, Health Educator, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, and Bredesen-trained ReCODE & PreCODE Practitioner.

As a functional health practitioner genetically at risk for Alzheimer’s, Angela has committed her career to getting the facts to those who need them.

Here’s what you should know about Angela:

She is highly qualified to help.

Angela’s combination of functional health experience, health coaching, neuroscience training, and teaching experience uniquely position her to provide educational solutions for the prevention, reversal, or management of Alzheimer’s disease.

Angela’s Background & Qualifications
Angela is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). FDN is a type of scientific detective work that seeks to identify the underlying causes of disease instead of treating symptoms. Using functional lab testing, hidden opportunities for health optimization can be identified and each client can engage in a personalized health-building process using diet, rest/sleep, exercise, stress reductions, and supplements.

Angela is also a Bredesen-trained ReCODE and PreCODE Practitioner. In 2016, she received her training from Dr. Bredesen at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. Under his mentorship, she has exclusive access to ongoing practitioner support and continuing education.

​​In addition, Angela trained as a health coach at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. During this time, she studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. Beyond her initial training, she also received health coach training at the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute. This health coach certification was developed by trusted medical doctors and is based on a complete approach to wellness that includes instruction in the four pillars of health: lifestyle, exercise, attitude, and nutrition.

​Angela’s background also includes 14 years with an educational neuroscience company founded by world-renowned neuroscientists whom she had the opportunity to get to know and learn from directly. She also has a bachelor’s degree in education from Florida State University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Central Florida, which explains her love of teaching.

She knows how you feel.

With a long family history of the disease, Angela understands the emotional and financial difficulty of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. She says this about her experience:

“I know what it’s like to make the heart-wrenching decision to put a parent in a care facility. I know how it feels to wonder if it could happen to you, and I know how quickly that thought is dismissed — and yet, how it also lingers. I know what it’s like to be determined to prevent Alzheimer’s disease in my own life, to search for a solution, and to feel skeptical.”

She continues with a bold claim:

“I’m confident that I will not get Alzheimer’s disease, even though my genetics increase my risk. I use the Bredesen PreCODE Protocol to maintain and improve my brain health for the prevention of Alzheimer’s, and I invite you to do the same. When you step beyond fear and uncertainty by taking action, you will gain confidence.”

She's passionate about helping others avoid Alzheimer's.

Angela knows firsthand just how scary and financially burdensome an Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be and how overwhelming it can feel to decide which approach to trust to combat it. That’s why she’s created affordable, high-value offerings grounded in a research-based approach.

Through the Direct Access Program, you’ll have access to easy-to-understand teaching about Alzheimer’s prevention and symptom improvement at a fraction of the cost of one-on-one coaching. Plus, Angela’s knack for teaching and the warmth of the community she’s curated ensures your learning will be practical, down-to-earth, and complete with real-life support as you grow.

Start by applying practical steps to prevent or fight Alzheimer’s by joining the Direct Access Program.

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Research and Case Studies About ReCODE FDN Practitioner Angela Chapman


The studies speak for themselves.

Lifestyle impacts cognitive functioning.

Findings from this large, long-term, randomized controlled trial suggest that a multidomain intervention could improve or maintain cognitive functioning in at-risk elderly people from the general population.


Reversal of cognitive decline is possible.

In this study, patients with cognitive decline were treated with a multi-component approach by different physicians. Clear improvement was documented.


Exposure to toxins contributes to an Alzheimer's diagnosis.

This study links type 3 Alzheimer’s disease to the exposure of specific toxins.


Angela has been an encourager, an advocate on our behalf, someone always willing to listen and answer an endless amount of questions, an ever-patient explainer of very complicated medical information, and a great resource in finding other helpful connections on our journey.

Cindy B.

I began working with Angela in the wake of my mother’s dementia diagnosis. In addition to her deep knowledge, practical advice, and compassion, Angela restored my hope. My mom is now living a happy life and my stress levels and health have improved.

Traci M.

I needed someone who would treat me like a friend more than like a patient . . . [Angela was] so patient in answering my questions and I was so impressed because [she is] living this protocol with us. Our phone call was very comforting for myself and my wife.

Charles N.



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