Approach to Reversal of Cognitive Decline
Presented by: Mark Menolascino, MD, MS, ABIHM, ABAARM, IFMCP
The current state of medical therapy for cognitive decline and dementia is focused on single drug therapy. This approach has yielded unsatisfactory outcomes. A Functional Medicine approach utilizes a model of evaluation and therapeutics that is an assessment of the bioterrain of the unique individual in relation their individual genetics interaction with their environmental exposome to assess and provide a personalized, precision approach to brain health based on each individual’s genetics, the unique epigenetic triggers, the exacerbating hormone and nutritional imbalances as well as the deficiencies in optimal assimilation and biotransformation. Potential hormone imbalances, nutrient deficiencies combined with unique toxic insults may potentiate these processes leading to poor cognitive outcomes.
By individualizing each approach to therapy using a Functional Medicine Timeline and Personalized Systems Matrix practitioners are able to provide an approach that combines unique individualized and optimal hormone balance with thyroid, adrenal, gonadal balance with nutrient support to achieve potential reversal of cognitive decline. A multifactorial approach that utilizes multiple data points to individualize a therapeutic approach will allow us to achieve success for these complex patients to achieve optimal outcomes. Dr. Mark Menolascino will present three case studies demonstrating the subtypes of cognitive impairment with successful outcomes to suggest potential therapeutic targets and programs for clinical efficacy.