Reversing COGNITIVE Decline Programs

Reversing cognitive decline requires a multifaceted approach aimed at assessing your health and addressing various lifestyle aspects. Learn More.

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Reversing Cognitive Decline Programs

Reversing cognitive decline requires a multifaceted approach aimed at assessing your health and addressing various lifestyle aspects. Tim Jaeger, Maria Harpas and Gabriella Sassi, will direct you through your assessments and journey to better health.*

These packages represent the start of your cognitive health treatment, but require continuing maintenance. We offer a variety of packages.

These Programs Are for Anyone Who:

  • Wants to prevent cognitive decline
  • Has a family history of any cognitive issue including Alzheimer’s
  • Is suffering from brain fog
  • Has noticed subjective cognitive impairment (SCI)
  • Has noticed or has been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI)
  • Has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s dementia
  • Has a history or family history of neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Is feeling fatigued
  • Wants to focus and become more productive
  • Wants to learn how to meditate and live in the moment
  • Wants to develop healthy living habits
  • Wants support on their journey to health

 

Our Comprehensive Program 

  •   1 x Initial 90 to 120 minute appointment (with Tim Jaeger)
    • o   SAGE Score (Self Administered Gerocognitive Exam)
    • o   DASS Score
    • o   NHM questionnaire
    • o   AQ-21 (Alzheimer’s Questionnaire, filled by spouse or close partner)
  •    6 x Review appointments (with Tim Jaeger)
  •  10 x Group appointments (subject to available classes) or an extra 3x Review appointments with Tim Jaeger will be included. (Group classes are with Maria Harpas, please note all practitioners at various times join these groups)
  •   1 x Exercise needs assessment appointment & Home exercise program (with iNform Health and Fitness)
  •   1 x eCourse online stress management course (narrated by Maria Harpas)
  •  Pathology testing listed below (interpretation by Tim, Maria & Gabriella)
  •  Individualized food plans & recipes
  •  Unlimited email support (we typically reply quickly, if you don’t hear from us within 24 hours during a working week, assume we haven’t received your message).
  • Unlimited live 15 minute meditation sessions (3 sessions per week are available) (with Gabriella Sassi)
  • Access to a personalized ‘Lifeboard’ Trello communication and collaborative platform
  • Invitation to participate in a exclusive closed/ private Facebook group specifically for patients and carers undertaking treatment.

Pathology Testing

  • Biochemistry (including fasting blood glucose)
  • Haematology
  • Vitamin B12/ folate
  • Homocysteine
  • Cortisol (serum)
  • hsCRP
  • ESR
  • Iron studies
  • Zinc (plasma) /Copper (serum)/ ceruloplasmin
  • Selenium
  • ANA
  • Vitamin D
  • PTH
  • Insulin
  • HbA1c
  • Lipid profile
  • Mercury/ Lead/ Cadmium
  • betacross laps
  • TSH, fT4, fT3, thyroid antibodies (TPO, TG)
  • DHEA-S
  • SHBG
  • free cal Testosterone(free & total)
  • Estrogen(E2)
  • Prolactin
  • Progesterone
  • IgE
  • Mould
  • Gut Pathogen PCR (faecal)
  • Coeliac Serology Screen

Please note whilst we have included all the general initial testing required in the cost of the program, other pathology testing will be needed. Our recommendations will not be limited to the above, as you proceed through your program your practitioner/s will advise on others but this is assessed on an individual basis and progress based. 

  • Testing is completed between the initial and first review appointment.
  • Please note, prior to blood testing you MUST fast between 8 to 12 hours (no more and no less) water is permitted, we also recommend that you do not undertake excessive exercise 24 hours prior to the testing.
  • We insist on fasting for all tests even though some markers do not require a fasted state, this is so we can compare past and future tests with as few variables as possible.

Investment

  • WITHOUT TESTING  $1925 (valued at $2755.00)
  • WITH ABOVE TESTING INCLUDED  $2995 (valued $3825.00)

* Please note, testing is not optional but if you are able to have your pathology tests done through your doctor or have been tested in the last month then you may not need to pay or run these tests again (these tests must still be morning fasted between 8 to 12 hours and no excessive exercise 24 hours prior to them being done).

 

 Getting Started Cognitive Assessment Package

Dr Bredesen calls it a ‘Cognoscopy’ a bit like a colonoscopy that you get when you turn over 50 that checks for colorectal cancer. Here the cognoscopy starts to evaluate all the potential contributors and risk factors that are associated with cognitive decline. You will get in person initial and review appointments but it also includes time spent by the clinic team reviewing and assessing of your entire case history, new pathology and framework for your individualized treatment plan. Reversing cognitive decline is multifaceted and also requires a multi-person team approach to maximize all areas needed to be addressed.

This package offers you the bare minimum needed to make a scientifically validated assessment on how to start and what to change to optimize your brain health. Further clinic appointments can be made to continue your own individualized program but are not part of this packaged costs.

Includes:

  •   1 x Initial 90 to 120 minute appointment (with Tim Jaeger)
    • o   SAGE Score (Self Administered Gerocognitive Exam)
    • o   DASS Score
    • o   NHM questionnaire
    • o   AQ-21 (Alzheimer’s Questionnaire, filled by spouse)
  •    1 x Review appointment (with Tim Jaeger)
  • Access to a personalized ‘Lifeboard’ Trello communication and collaborative platform

Pathology Testing

  • To make a thorough initial assessment pathology testing as above in the Comprehensive program is recommended but not included in this package cost.
  • Pathology testing is essential in determining the major contributing factors or ‘holes’ that need to be addressed.

Investment

  • WITHOUT PATHOLOGY TESTING  $595.00

* Please note, testing is not optional but if you are able to have your pathology tests done through your doctor or have been tested in the last month then you may not need to pay or run these tests again (these tests must still be morning fasted between 8 to 12 hours and no excessive exercise 24 hours prior to them being done).

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the duration of the Comprehensive Program?

On average this package will take approximately 6 months, but we know that some people run through it quicker and some longer depending on your style of learning and time commitments. You have 12 months to complete it if needed.

Why should I take a package?

Because whilst making lifestyle changes are simple, we know it’s not always easy to change habits and learn new ways. We want your changes to continue on so education and support is a big part of this program.

Are supplements included?

No because supplementation is based on many factors, and are dependent on your results and your genetics/family history. These where and when needed incur an additional cost.

Are all the tests done at the beginning?

Yes these tests are done mostly at the start of your journey with us, there may be some exceptions. We will let you know when you require more.

What happens if I start the Comprehensive Program and then decide this isn’t the right fit for me?

You have the option after your second appointment to opt out, this will still provide you with a great initial appointment, review appointment and results interpretation, and you will be refunded all money’s less these two appointments and testing ($1330).

What options do I have for payment arrangements for the Comprehensive Program?

  • Payments made in full will attract $100 DISCOUNT ($2895), this must be made at least 1 week prior to the initial appointment.
  • Otherwise a deposit of $1,665.00 (includes testing) is required at least 1 week prior to your initial appointment and have 4 weeks after your initial appointment to pay the balance of $1,330.

Why is there a cost without testing is this optional?

Testing is not optional but if you are able to have your bloods done through your doctor or have been tested in the last month then you do not need to pay for these tests (please note: tests must be morning fasted between 8 to 12 hours and no excessive exercise 24 hours prior to them being done).

Can I claim through private health funds?

Yes you can, please advise us at the end of your sessions and we will provide claimable receipts. It important to ensure that you check with your own health fund, as it differs depending on the health provider and your cover. Some allow you to claim group sessions and others do not.

Questions?

Please email us on tim@naturalhealthmedicine.com.au if you have any further questions, or want to discuss any aspects of the package.

Bookings are made through 08 83322271 or reception@naturalhealthmedicine.com.au.

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