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We understand that you are frustrated with the lack of answers, individualized treatment and guidance in the traditional healthcare system for cognitive decline. We understand the pain for individuals experiencing decline, the frustration of the caretaker and the anxiety of the family members. We’re not here to help you cope, we’re here to reverse the processes that lead to the decline and/or the disease in the first place…

Cognitive Decline Including Alzheimer’s Disease is a Reaction… Not a Cause

If you can identify and treat the root causes to decline, you can reverse the symptoms and improve an individual’s brain function.

“I had over a 75% reduction in Cognitive Decline and TBI symptoms in less than 3-months. Carolina HealthSpan’s program was the best thing I’ve done for my Brain health in the past 10 years! A year after treatment and I still feel as good… maybe even better!”

Joe Delamielleure, Former NFL Player, NFL Hall of Fame Inductee

Traditional System, Traditional Results

Our traditional, insurance-based healthcare system is built for acute care and has developed a mentality of “Diagnose & Prescribe” to deal with chronic disease. Treating complex, chronic disorders with single medications may provide hope to temporarily mask the symptoms, but will not halt the progress or treat the underlying issues. Various levels of Cognitive Decline, including Alzheimer’s Disease, is the culmination of multiple complex, chronic disorders, imbalances and deficiencies, yet our traditional system continues to treat the disease the same way it has for 20+ years…

The Alzheimer’s Epidemic


Dementia by the numbers is terrifying and quickly becoming grimmer. 1 in 9 Americans currently living will develop Alzheimer’s disease. 75 million Americans have an increased genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. It is expected that by 2050, over 160 million will develop Alzheimer’s disease globally. But these numbers pale in comparison to the experience of watching a loved one lose their memory, ability to make decisions or function independently. And the numbers are not remotely as terrifying as worrying that your mind may be next…

Don’t Become a Number

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. To achieve a different, desired result, you must start with a different experience.

A Wellness Program Worth Remembering

By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus and diagnose & prescribe mentality of traditional medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, our team identifies the underlying, root-causes to disease and addresses the whole person to stop the progression of the decline, reduce symptoms and improve cognitive function.

Different Results Require a Different Experience

  • The ReConnect Program is based off the framework and fundamentals of The Bredesen Protocol® with variations based upon our clinical experience of improving the brain function of over 10,000 individuals.
  • We offer all-inclusive programs designed around your health timeline, objective data, symptom severity, progression of decline, current health needs and future goals.
  • Each program is designed specifically for you and includes education, provider visits, health coaching, advanced diagnostics, various scientifically validated cognitive decline treatment modalities and concierge level support.
  • All programs are based around a time-frame to reach your health goals and include milestones to ensure you are on the right track. Everything is measured at least twice so you will not only feel better, you’ll know why.
  • After your program is finished you may be in a great place to manage your ongoing health on your own. If you desire further care or health-tracking we offer various tiers of membership for maintenance and/or continued optimization.

Dale Bredesen, MD – The End of Alzheimer’s

  • Dale Bredesen, MD is a physician, neuroscience researcher and is internationally recognized as an expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease. He has spent over 25 years studying Alzheimer’s Disease and potential treatments including pharmacological therapies & multi-modal approaches.
  • In 2014, Dr. Bredesen published a landmark study showing reversal of cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s Disease by applying a functional medicine framework to the complex, chronic disease of 10 patients.
  • In 2017, Dr. Bredesen published the now New York Times best selling book – The End of Alzheimer’s, and gave hope and direction to tens of thousands of individuals and families battling the disease or looking for methods of prevention.
  • In collaboration with the Institute for Functional Medicine Dr. Bredesen now trains practitioners in the Bredesen Protocol®
  • Dr. Brown, founder of Carolina HealthSpan, has trained directly with Dr. Bredesen, is certified in the Bredesen Protocol® and our practice is one of the premier referral sites for individuals all over the country interested in this method of treatment.

The ReConnect & ReCODE Programs

  • The ReCODE® program is Dr. Bredesen’s guidelines for reversal of cognitive decline, which can be administered by a physician trained and certified in the Bredesen Protocol®.
  • The ReConnect program is our evolution of Dr. Bredesen’s diagnostic & treatment protocols, including additional technologies, therapies and interventions.
  • Recognizing that systems and processes were the missing piece, holding back many Bredesen Protocol® trained physicians from offering the ReCODE program, we have developed and designed robust systems and models to keep the administrative and medical complexities in order, the data moving in the right direction and the patient at the center of care.
  • We are sharing data directly with Dr. Bredesen and his team in order to collaborate on more efficient and effective models to reach more individuals in need in a more sustainable way.

What Makes Us Different

Individualized, Programmatic Approach

The ReConnect Program is based in Functional Medicine principles. It is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease, reduce symptoms and promote sustainable, optimal wellness.

Applying Today’s Research

The gap between emerging research in technology, effective treatment modalities and lifestyle intervention and integration into traditional, insurance supported medical practice is enormous. This is particularly the case in the area of complex, chronic disease such as Alzheimer’s Disease.

Education & Training Gap

In medical school, most physicians receive less than 5 hours of education on nutrition, sleep, stress or other lifestyle factors. However, these are the main factors leading to chronic disease. Most physicians in traditional practice do not have the time, nor are they adequately trained to address the underlying causes of complex, chronic disease such as Alzheimer’s.

I’m Ready to Get Started

Your Children Don’t Want to Take Care of You!

The average expense of individual dependant care is $5,000-$10,000 per month. Unless you have long-term care insurance, this is not covered under any health care policy including MEDICARE. If you or a loved one is experiencing Cognitive Decline, where will you/they be in a year if you stay on the same path? How about 3-5 years?

It’s time to join the thousands of individuals who have seen their Cognitive Decline reversed through the Bredesen Protocol® and our ReConnect Program.

What is the Next Step?

Step 1

Start your experience with a 20-minute call with one of our cognitive decline experts to determine if we’re a good fit for your case.

Step 2

Then join us for free, in-house education on the topics of Functional Medicine, Brain Enhancement & the Reversal of Cognitive Decline.

Step 3

Collect some specific objective and subjective data including advanced Labs, Brain Function Testing, Lifestyle Assessment, Symptom Profile and Health Timeline.

Step 4

Finally, sit down for a 1-on-1 results and program design conversation with one of our Functional Health Experts to determine if you’re a good fit for our practice.

If Steps 1-4 are followed, your road toward your health goals can start immediately!

Our goal is to safely and effectively optimize your health in the most efficient manner using trusted and advanced solutions.

Your outstanding experience at Carolina Healthspan Institute is at the center of our healthcare model. Experience the benefits that 30 minutes or more with a physician can mean for your health.

Let's Get Started!

A NEW APPROACH TO HEALTH

What you have is not why you have it! Download our Free Report on Reversing Cognitive Decline. Start your experience with a 20-minute phone call with one of our functional health experts to determine if we are a good fit for your case.

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