Living well with Alzheimer’s – Lisa’s story of getting back to herself
In this episode, we talk with Lisa, a woman in her early 70s living with Alzheimer’s. Lisa is a patient of Dr. Bergman at Kemper Cognitive Wellness. Lisa is joined in this conversation by her daughters, Stacy and Natalie. We discuss the successes and challenges they have had as a family living with Alzheimer’s disease. Lisa shares her thoughts about being diagnosed as well as the hope and results they have had since starting on a journey of living well with Alzheimer’s.
This episode is an important listen for anyone with doubts, reservations, or skepticism around a precision, functional medicine approach to the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
Note: names/identities were changed to preserve anonymity.
In this Episode You Will Learn:
1:50 – what it was like to get diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and how the family responded
12:13 – living with Alzheimer’s during the events of 2020
14:33 – beginning treatment at Kempler Cognitive Wellness
19:05 – how patients can navigate the healthcare system to find the best treatment plan for their diagnosis
24:58 – implementing your treatment plan and navigating the necessary lifestyle changes
36:34 – results that this family has seen from this treatment plan
45:33 – maintaining motivation in a world where we don’t see a lot of people who are living their lives with Alzheimer’s
53:48 – processing the permanent lifestyle changes that are involved with Alzheimer’s treatment plans
55:44 – what “success” looks like with Alzheimer’s treatment