Dementia demystified: A functional medicine approach to reversing cognitive decline and dementia

Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

Dementia demystified: A functional medicine approach to reversing cognitive decline and dementia

Joint Event on International Conference on Neuroimmunology, Neurological disorders and Neurogenetics & 28th World Summit on Neurology, Neuroscience and Neuropharmacology

September 26-27, 2018 | Montreal, Canada

Kat Toups

Bay Area Wellness – Functional Medicine Psychiatry and Dementia, USA

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Neurol Neurophysiol

Abstract :

Alzheimer's Disease is a neurodegenerative disorder ?? but it is not a mysterious, untreatable brain disorder. It is a reversible multisystem illness that occurs due to toxins and Infections and inflammation and lack of hormones and other diet and lifestyle factors. It has a strong auto-immune component as well. Neurodegeneration does not just happen. It happens for reasons, and when we can look at the big picture and address all of the driving factors, we can gain traction in stopping and reversing the degenerative process. Alzheimer's Dementia is a multi-factorial disease, and it is rarely due to just one thing. In order to reverse dementia, we have to look at, and rectify, all of the factors that contribute: Metabolic, nutritional, toxic, inflammatory, infectious, autoimmune, and/or withdrawal of trophic support (like hormones and nutrients). Once we can remove and rebalance the underlying causes of neurodegeneration, we can call upon Neuroplasticity and Neuro-regeneration ?? the amazing mechanisms our brains have to restore themselves. Dr. Toups will discuss the Functional Medicine approach she used to reverse her own dementia, and how to evaluate patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia using a Functional approach to determine the root causes of their illness.

Biography :

Kat Toups, MD is a Functional Medicine Psychiatrist who specializes in reversing Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia using a Functional Medicine approach. She also uses Functional Medicine in the treatment of Psychiatric, Immune, and brain-based disorders. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Certified Practitioner by the Institute for Functional Medicine. She was formerly an Assistant Professor at U.C. Davis, where she was the Inpatient Residency Training Director, and later the founded and directed the Bay Area Research Institute, a Clinical Trials Research Center in Lafayette, CA for 12 years. After serving as the Principal Investigator on more than 100 clinical trials for 12 years, including 20 failed trials for Alzheimer's medications, she realized that the elusive cure for Brain and Psychiatric illness was not going to be found in a pill. She is the author of the upcoming book, Dementia Demystified.

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