ReCODE™

Overview

Of the 318 million Americans currently living, 45 million will develop Alzheimer's disease during their lifetimes if we do not do something to prevent and reverse cognitive decline. Many others will suffer from vascular dementia or Lewy body dementia or other forms of dementia. Loss of mental faculties has become the #1 concern of aging Americans.

The protocol provides a comprehensive personalized program designed to improve cognition and reverse the cognitive decline of SCI, MCI, and early Alzheimer’s disease. Continued research and testing by Dr. Bredesen began by evolving MEND into the Bredesen Protocol, which has identified new and previously unrecognized causes of Alzheimer’s disease.

Before Your Appointment

1) Patients will need their own ReCODE™ accounts to have access to ReCODE™ reports. You will select Dr. Hagedorn as your ReCODE™ medical provider. To sign up for the ReCODE™ account, go to https://www.recodereport.com/patients/sign_up.

2) Some patients already have their APOE-4 genetic test results from companies like 23andMe and can bring them to the appointment. If not, patients can purchase their APOE-4 test by going to http://www.myapoe.com/.

What to Expect at the Appointments

Visit 1 - Extensive Evaluations (3-4 hours)

  • Medical Interview, History & Physical
  • Advanced Brain Function Electrophysiology Evaluation (EEG, ERPs)
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Cognitive performance testing using your home computer (we will provide the test link)
  • Comprehensive functional lab testing to cover all systemic functions*
  • Metabolic Symptom Questionnaire (we will provide the test link)
  • Provide blood test requisition form*

Visit 2 - Review ReCODE™ Report (1-2 hours)

  • Review the extensive and multi-system biochemical and brain function test results
  • Printed copy of the ReCODE™ Report
  • Review and Initiate the Individualized Treatment Plan

Visit 3 - 3-Month Follow-Up (2-3 hours)

  • Repeat brain function and symptom testing
  • Repeat neuropsychological testing
  • Review treatment progress and make adjustments to the treatment plan
  • Additional adjunct treatment interventions as indicated*
  • Additional lab tests may will be needed to guide ongoing treatments*

Visit 4 - 6-Month Follow-Up (2-3 hours)

  • Repeat brain function and symptom testing
  • Repeat neuropsychological testing
  • Review treatment progress and make adjustments to the prior treatment plan
  • Additional adjunt treatment interventions as indicated*
  • Additional lab tests may will be needed to guide ongoing treatments*

What Does It Cost?

$2895

  • We charge $495 to book the extended time appointment and block the schedule. The balance of $2400 is due at the first appointment. All 4 extended patient appointment visits are included in this fee.
  • Additional lab or outsourced testing* (e.g., sleep study, thyroid ultrasound) testing are individualized based on what labs you have already completed and can send to us for review.

* The blood/saliva/urine lab tests are at an additional cost. Many of the tests we can offer through Metabolic Code at a lower cost than what you will likely pay using your insurance or paying a lab cash. You will be shown the costs to help you make a decision how you would like to go about obtaining the biochemical lab testing required for the ReCODE Report. In some cases we can start with a shorter lab battery and then determine what additional tests might be helpful at the 2nd visit. Treatment interventions and ordered procedures (e.g., sleep study, thyroid ultrasound, MRI) are at an added cost and will vary depending on the individual needs.