Alzheimer’s & Dementia
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Dementia is a condition characterized by loss of memory, cognition, and the ability to perform daily activities. Those with dementia suffer from disorientation and behavioral changes. There are many forms of dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease is the most common associated pathology. It can be argued that dementia is one of today’s most devastating social, economic, and medical challenges. (1) While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there are treatments that can slow its progression and improve the associated symptoms of dementia.
Dr. David Steenblock takes a multi-faceted approach to dementia and Alzheimer’s. Rather than just treating the symptoms, he looks to identify and treat the underlying causes of these devastating conditions. Regenerative medicine can offer hope for those suffering from forms of dementia that traditional medicine cannot. Contact Personalized Regenerative Medicine in San Clemente, CA today. Call 949 367 8870 to learn more about what this unique approach to wellness and healing can do for you or your loved one.
- 1 Treating Alzheimer’s and Dementia in San Clemente
- 2 Vascular Health
- 3 EDTA Chelation in San Clemente
- 4 Stem Cell Therapy for Alzheimer’s and Dementia
- 5 Candidates
- 6 Personal Consultation
- 7 Preparation
- 8 Results
- 9 Cost
- 10 FAQ
- 11 References
Treating Alzheimer’s and Dementia in San Clemente
Because age is the main risk factor for dementia, and increased life expectancies have led to larger elderly populations, the number of people suffering from this affliction is rapidly rising. The Alzheimer’s Association reports that more than 6 million people age 65 and over are living with Alzheimer’s, and that number is set to double by 2050. While Alzheimer’s is the cause of the symptoms of dementia, there are several different kinds of dementia, and it is possible to experience multiple forms of dementia at once.
Dr. Steenblock believes that in order to treat Alzheimer’s and dementia, it is necessary to address the vascular conditions that contribute to these diseases.
Regenerative medicine is a comprehensive approach to health that focuses on the removal of toxins, overall wellness, and therapies that capitalize on the body’s own healing properties.
At Personalized Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Steenblock advocates two powerful therapies to combat the effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia:
- EDTA Chelation
- Stem Cell Therapy
Other helpful regimens may be added:
- Human Growth Hormone
- Platelet Rich Plasma
- Autologous conditioned Serum
- Folic acid and other vitamins
To learn more about healthy living and new advances in regenerative medicine, follow Dr. Steenblock’s Blog.
Vascular Cognitive Impairment is a form of dementia that often accompanies Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Steenblock stresses the role of the vascular system in these conditions and offers treatments that target this system of the body to improve neural function.
Vascular injury and disease can cause changes in a patient’s language skills, attention span, reasoning, and memory. While these symptoms may not impact daily activities right away, they can slowly progress with serious consequences. (2)
Vascular dementia and vascular cognitive impairment arise from the same risk factors that cause strokes, including:
- Atrial fibrillation
- High cholesterol
Persons with vascular dementia almost always show evidence of brain abnormalities during MRIs. These include evidence of prior strokes, often small and asymptomatic. However, either a single major stroke or a series of smaller strokes increases the risk of developing vascular dementia. Those who have experienced a stroke are at greater risk of having additional strokes, further increasing the risk of developing dementia. (2)
The brain of a patient with vascular dementia also reveals the hardening of blood vessel walls, called arteriosclerosis. There is also evidence of the loss or thinning of the brain’s white matter, compromising the brain’s ability to convey messages.
Symptoms of vascular dementia may sometimes be difficult to distinguish from Alzheimer’s disease and can occur along with Alzheimer’s disease. Problems with organization, attention, cognition, and problem solving are more prominent in vascular cognitive impairment dementia, while memory loss is more prominent in Alzheimer’s. (2)
EDTA Chelation in San Clemente
Because of the connection of vascular health to brain health and the likelihood of dementia, Dr. Steenblock recommends EDTA Chelation. EDTA (Ethylene Diamine Tetra-acetic Acid) Chelation is an intravenous infusion of a charged fluid that binds to toxins and undesirable build-up in the bloodstream. The EDTA then leaves the patient’s system, taking the toxic material with it.
- As calcium and heavy metals are removed from the blood, blood vessels and arterial walls are able to become less rigid, and more elastic.
- Cells are healthier.
- Blood and oxygen are able to be delivered more efficiently to tissue.
- May reverse the accumulation of amyloid-beta, the protein “plaque” that builds up in brain tissue during Alzheimer’s disease.
The inefficient metabolism of iron is associated with cellular damage and oxidative stress, which are common in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. This leads to inflammation that can devastate neuronal cells. (3) Chelation can help to moderate this metal, as well as maintain a healthy vascular system to reduce the risk of stroke, and resulting dementia.
Stem Cell Therapy for Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Unfortunately, EDTA Chelation therapy consists of regularly scheduled 3 hour-long sessions. Dementia patients are not always able to endure these long IV sessions, but patients at Personalized Regenerative Medicine have another exciting option for treatment.
Stem cell therapy is a groundbreaking new medical field with life-changing potential.
Since 2000, Dr. Steenblock has treated over 7,000 patients with stem cells. He’s dedicated his practice to continuing innovations in this field and treating Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Stem cells can be isolated from the patient’s own body, and then re-introduced for regenerative healing. Because stem cells don’t have a specified purpose, they can be used anywhere in the body. For patients that may not have the levels of active stem cells for re-injection, Dr. Steenblock will administer a round of Neupogen®. This drug is usually given to cancer patients to encourage the production of white blood cells and to avoid infections. However, Dr. Steenblock has found that by giving patients injections of this FDA-approved drug for 5 consecutive days, there was an improved amount of viable stem cells to harvest.
Once a patient’s marrow is brimming with new, more active stem cells, Dr. Steenblock removes a small quantity and uses this to produce what is referred to as bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC), which he then administers back to the patient.
The stem cells then get to work, healing and regenerating damaged cells.
It’s vital to begin to treat these diseases as soon as possible, as they are progressive, and can ravage the brain if not intervened upon. Those who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or experience symptoms of dementia should contact Dr. Steenblock to learn more about what options are available.
There are many forms of dementia, and some of them are caused by diseases that can have deadly consequences as they progress. Some are hereditary. Some can begin to manifest as early as one’s 30’s and 40’s. If you’ve noticed shifts in your cognition or mental clarity, don’t wait. There’s too much at stake.
Make an appointment with Dr. Steenblock for a thorough evaluation and testing.
It’s vital to have a complete picture of your health in order to be able to achieve optimal results.
Dr. Steenblock focuses on creating individualized patient programs that take into account each patient’s biochemistry, predispositions, bodily vulnerabilities, deficiencies, and more. During your personal consultation, he will perform a close review of your medical history and a physical exam. He may order additional testing to identify other underlying conditions or advantages that can be used to create your personalized healthcare plan.
EDTA Chelation therapy is not for everyone, but if you’re a good candidate for this treatment, you’ll be given thorough instructions for what to expect and how to prepare. If Dr. Steenblock determines you would benefit from stem cell therapy, he may recommend other outpatient therapies and treatments that remove hindrances to stem cell activity, revitalize the stem cells in your bone marrow, and prepare your body to receive and nurture these cells.
He may prescribe supplements, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, periodic acceleration therapy, pulsed magnetic field therapy, hyperthermia, or external counterpulsation.
While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, timely intervention can slow the progression of this disease and improve the symptoms of dementia. Regenerative treatments like EDTA Chelation and Stem Cell therapy can improve overall health and lessen the risk of vascular disease and stroke.
The amount of testing required and the results of your test will determine the course of your treatment. Personalized Regenerative Medicine has many effective treatments that can be further combined for a synergistic and healing solution. Dr. Steenblock personalizes each patient’s wellness regimen, so the cost of your treatment will be unique to you.
What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia?
Dementia is a term that encompasses the symptoms of neural degeneration and impaired cognition. Alzheimer’s disease causes dementia in patients and is classified as one of the forms of dementia.
Can regenerative medicine cure Alzheimer’s and dementia?
There is no cure for Alzheimer’s or dementia, but regenerative treatments can slow the progression and alleviate cognitive impairment.
- Duncan, T., Valenzuela, M. Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and stem cell therapy. Stem Cell Res Ther 8, 111 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13287-017-0567-5
- National Institute of Health. THE DEMENTIAS Hope through Research LEARN ABOUT: • Types of Dementia • Risk Factors • Diagnosis and Treatment • Current Research National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke National Institute on Aging. ; 2017. Accessed March 2, 2021. https://order.nia.nih.gov/sites/default/files/2018-01/the-dementias-hope-through-research.pdf
- Ferrero ME. Rationale for the Successful Management of EDTA Chelation Therapy in Human Burden by Toxic Metals. BioMed Research International. Published November 8, 2016. Accessed March 2, 2021. https://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2016/8274504/