George Washington University Offers New Program for Alzheimer’s Patients
The George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine (GWCIM) and Muses Labs, which helps people who have complex, chronic diseases, have teamed up to offer Alzheimer’s Disease patients in Washington DC a comprehensive adherence program to improve patient outcomes.
It’s called the Metabolic Enhancement for Neuro-Degeneration or the MEND Protocol.
The MEND Protocol is the product of three decades’ worth of research, study, and experimentation from highly respected doctors and therapists made possible by advanced technology.
According to the Muses Labs:
“Our approach to age related cognitive decline, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease is based on a deep understanding of the molecular biology of the brain – and the bodily systems that support it. By combining medical expertise with technology, we work to identify the underlying causes of your cognitive decline, and then guide your doctor and support team in correctly treating them.”
The protocol involves a four-point process:
1) collecting the patient’s medical data
2) indentifying the causes of the patient’s cognitive decline,
3) creating a personalized treatment plan
4) providing support to help the patient follow his/her plan.
The MEND Protocol isn’t just for those with Alzheimer’s, though. It can also be used for those experiencing age-related cognitive decline, or those with a history of dementia.
The medical director of the George Washington University’s Center for Integrative Medicine, Mikhail Kogan, MD, said,
“Our guiding principles center on personal empowerment and responsibility, helping our team of providers develop care plans tailored to fit individual needs. These principles are a natural fit with Muses Labs’ mission and vision of working collaboratively with patients, caregivers and providers in a data-driven manner to address the underlying drivers of cognitive decline unique to each patient – to improve outcomes.”
The protocol is available through the GWCIM’s Mental Health program, which is done with the George Washington University Memory Clinic.
George Washington University is the largest research institution in the District of Columbia. The Carnegie Classification of Research has even listed the university in the top tier of “very high research activity”.
Their science schools are constantly ranked high in research.
George Washington University has over 20 research centers, including the Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine, which was the Medical Center Emergency Room area where then-president Reagan was rushed to after an assassination attempt in 1981.
Since then, many other politicians have been admitted into this center.
Other George Washington University centers also include the National Crash Analysis Center, The Rodham Institute, and the GW Cancer Center, among others.
The university opened the Center for Integrative Medicine in 1998, founded by Dr. John Pan, MD, who was a 1970 graduate of George Washington University.
The concept of Integrative Medicine was still new, but Dr. Pan decided that such a center was needed under the GW University.
Eighteen years later, and the GWCIM has helped many patients, and fulfilled many studies and research in order to further scientific advancement and to find solutions to many diseases.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Muses Labs, Vik Chandra in a press release said,
“Our work with the GWCIM and Dr. Kogan benefits patients today and will further enhance the MEND Protocol to provide treatment and support to those who may have lost hope in finding solutions for cognitive decline, and for additional complex, chronic diseases.”