Dale Bredesen MD

Dale Bredesen, MD

Senior Director, Precision Brain Health

Dale Bredesen, MD, is an internationally recognized neurologist with specialty expertise in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases. He is the senior director of Precision Brain Health at Pacific Neuroscience Institute® and the Chief Scientific Officer at Apollo Health.

Guided by his philosophy and belief that Alzheimer’s disease it is not just preventable, but reversible, Dr. Bredesen’s innovative research has helped explain the physical mechanism behind the erosion of memory seen in Alzheimer’s disease. His decades of clinical study and neurological research have opened the door to new approaches of treatment leading to the ReCODE Protocol™. Also known as the Bredesen Protocol, this methodology has emerged as a viable attempt to prevent, arrest, and reverse symptoms of cognitive decline associated with conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, dementias, and mild cognitive impairment.

Dr. Bredesen earned his medical degree from Duke University Medical Center and served as Chief Resident in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), before joining Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner’s laboratory at UCSF as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow. He held faculty positions at UCSF, UCLA, and the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Bredesen also directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before joining the Buck Institute in 1998 as founding President and CEO.

With over thirty patents to his name, Dr. Bredesen has contributed significantly to medical knowledge and literature. Notably, he put much of his findings and research into the 2017 New York Times‘ Best-Seller, The End of Alzheimer’s.

Additional book titles included The End of Alzheimer’s Program and The First Survivors of Alzheimer’s, the latter of which presents the stories of seven individuals who reversed their cognitive decline using the ReCODE Protocol.

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Useful Links


  1. The End of Alzheimer’s (July 2017)
    Taking insights gleaned from decades in the laboratory and his clinical work with patients, Dr. Bredesen has authored a groundbreaking guide to prevent and reverse Alzheimer’s disease that fundamentally changes how we understand cognitive decline.
  2. The End of Alzheimer’s Program (Sept 2020)
    In “The End of Alzheimer’s” Dale Bredesen laid out the science behind his revolutionary new program that is the first to both prevent and reverse symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Now he lays out the detailed program he uses with his own patients. Accessible and detailed, it can be tailored to anyone’s needs and will enhance cognitive ability at any age.
  3. The First Survivors of Alzheimer’s (Aug 2021)
    No one knows a survivor of Alzheimer’s… until now. The Bredesen Protocol has lead to unprecedented outcomes in treatment. Hear the inspiring, almost unbelievable, stories of the first people recovering from Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Video & Podcast

Memories for Life
Written and directed by Hideyuki Tokigawa | English narration by Michael Bublé

Memories for Life is a heartwarming story that shows hope for Alzheimer’s patients who are reversing their symptoms with a new method. An American neurologist is advocating an entirely new approach by using health data to combat the problem. So people may be able to keep things they love.

Length: 85min / Language: English and Japanese

Never Get Dementia
12 minute highlight video of a wide-ranging conversation about Precision Medicine.

Never Get Dementia: Full podcast episode from Unfiltered on Spotify