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    ReCODE and PreCODE Programs:

    Treating Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia & Cognitive Decline


    If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of cognitive decline, time is of the essence: 

    The faster you seek treatment, the more effective it can be. Our ReCODE- and PreCODE-certified clinicians are trained to provide patients with the most cutting-edge treatment plan in the field to prevent and even reverse cognitive decline, helping them to stabilize their symptoms and regain a sense of normalcy in their lives.  

    For those who suffer from early-stage Alzheimer’s Disease or other causes of cognitive decline, our ReCODE (Reverse Cognitive Decline) program can help to mitigate and in some instances reverse the inevitable decline into dementia. 

    For those who do not yet have symptoms of cognitive decline but seek to prevent them from arising, our PreCODE (Prevent Cognitive Decline) program can help individuals optimize brain health and prevent cognitive impairment down the road. 

    Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, and cognitive decline can diminish one’s quality of life and place a significant burden on relationships. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you take control of your brain health—and your future. 


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    How To Slow the Progression of Dementia with ReCODE and PreCODE

    At Potomac Psychiatry, we use programs known as ReCODE (Reverse Cognitive Decline) and PreCODE (Prevent Cognitive Decline) to assess and treat patients with subjective and objective signs of cognitive decline, including patients with mild cognitive decline associated with Early Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. 

    ReCODE And PreCODE are based on the pioneering work of Dr. Dale Bredesen, which acknowledges the fact that dementia is not caused by a single factor, but can be traced to a number of root causes that each contribute to progressive cognitive decline. 

    Backed by over three decades of research, the “Bredesen Protocol” is used in both ReCODE and PreCODE programs to assess each of these factors and create a precision-medicine plan to target and treat areas of concern. This multifaceted approach to treatment has yielded unprecedented results in patients suffering cognitive decline, as well as those seeking to optimize their brain health and functioning for years to come. 

    These results have been documented for hundreds of patients in numerous studies.

    Read more about how ReCODE and PreCODE work

    The ReCODE Program: Can Cognitive Decline Be Reversed?
    • Step 1: A Comprehensive Assessment

      Our year-long ReCODE and PreCODE programs begin with an assessment period, during which our clinicians will administer intake interviews, consultations, and comprehensive functional tests to determine your cognitive starting point and introduce a personalized treatment plan.

    • Step 2: Implementing a Treatment Plan

      After familiarizing yourself with your unique treatment plan, for the next three to six months, our clinicians will meet with you regularly to discuss progress, answer questions, and continue to tailor diet, lifestyle, and other targets to achieve optimal results.  

    • Step 3: Achieve Results

      During the following six months of the program, you and your clinician will continue to work closely together to help you reach your desired goals. At the end of the program, we will retest and review the progress achieved in reversing your symptoms, to highlight your progress.

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    Meet your ReCODE/PreCODE partners


    Bruce Alan Kehr, M.D., brings significant experience and expertise in geriatric psychiatry, underscored by his prior role as Medical Director of a Geriatric Psychiatry Unit at an affiliate of Tufts New England Medical Center. Dr. Kehr is renowned for his advanced training in IntellxxDNA genetic testing, a cutting-edge tool that identifies numerous genetic variations contributing to cognitive decline. This innovative approach enables the implementation of gene-based supplements and nutritional interventions tailored to individual needs. His passion for uncovering and understanding the latest scientific principles underlying brain health and mental functioning has led him to blog extensively on the root causes of brain health and cognitive impairment, sharing valuable insights and advancing the conversation in this critical area of medicine. Dr. Kehr is also the co-author of "Enduring Alzheimer’s: Practical Tips for Caring for Your Loved One and Yourself," a testament to his commitment to supporting patients and families navigating the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. His distinguished career and contributions to the field are marked by a deep commitment to enhancing the well-being and cognitive health of older adults.

    Julie Wendt

    Julie Wendt, MS, LN, CNS was a pioneer in becoming certified in the Bredesen Protocol, as she was part of the initial ReCODE training programs in 2018 and has integrated the concepts of ReCODE into her integrative nutrition practice (and her life) ever since. Her interest in cognitive decline began when she was a teenager and witnessed her grandfather falling victim to Alzheimer’s disease. After living through that experience, the Bredesen Protocol has filled her with renewed hope and enthusiasm that she can help others avoid the decline she witnessed in her grandfather.

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