How is the MEND Protocol different from current FDA-approved medications, treatment plans, and other therapies?
Currently there are five FDA-approved drugs indicated for Alzheimer’s disease. These drugs temporarily help symptoms and do not halt decline of cognitive function. Research has shown that complex diseases like Alzheimer’s cannot be solved with a single medication or treatment plan. Instead, a combination therapy will be required to halt further decline, help reverse symptoms, and prevent onset of disease. Unlike drugs that address a single issue, the MEND Protocol targets the 50-plus known causes of cognitive decline that often exist simultaneously. In addition to FDA-approved medications, the MEND Protocol also includes supplements and lifestyle changes personalized for you and your specific needs.
Am I a good fit for the MEND Protocol?
The MEND Protocol is designed for individuals with a family history of dementia and for patients with mild cognitive impairment and mild Alzheimer’s disease. The MEND Protocol is best for individuals that are in general good health.
How do I get started?
If you or a loved one is interested in learning more, please click here and enter your name, contact information, and the name of your referring Muses’ physician. A Muses Labs patient coordinator will be in touch with you to schedule an informational presentation and walk you through the entire process.
How do I find a physician near me?
Muses Labs works with physicians around the U.S. If you are interested in starting the MEND Protocol, please sign up on our website here. Our patient coordinators will be in touch with you and let you know if there is a Muses Labs physician in your area. If there is not one near you at this time you will be contacted as soon as a Muses Labs physician is available.
What if I live outside of the US?
Currently the MEND Protocol is only available in the United States, and certain parts of Canada and Australia. If you would like to stay in touch and be notified about updates, included when MEND is available in other countries, sign up for our newsletter here.
What support is available as a part of the MEND Protocol?
Through the MEND Care Program, you are assigned a qualified personal health coach. Your coach works with you and your caregivers to help you adhere to your personalized care plan. You will regularly communicate with your coach to set goals, measure changes, and celebrate accomplishments. Your coach also has the resources to help you overcome barriers related to diet, exercise, stress, sleep, and brain stimulation.
How much time will this take during the week?
In addition to medications and supplements, the MEND Protocol recommends that patients adapt their lifestyle. This may include an increase in physical activity, mental stimulation, and dietary changes. For best results, you should plan to spend 5-8 hours a week on necessary levels of physical activity, mental stimulation, and diet in order to fully implement your personalized care plan.
When can I expect to see progress?
Individuals typically notice changes in memory and cognitive function within 3 months. Not everyone will see changes and your results may vary.
How has the MEND Protocol helped other patients?
The MEND Protocol reflects a new approach to addressing complex diseases. Pilot results show that the MEND Protocol has the potential to improve memory and cognitive function in greater than 50% of individuals that followed their personalized MEND Protocol for at least 6 months. Additional studies are planned in collaboration with leading research centers and other health technology partners. Study results will help to further refine the MEND Protocol.
How much does the MEND Protocol cost?
Your total cost will vary depending on your physician. Your fee covers analysis of your medical information and generation of your personalized Protocol, neurocognitive testing, cognitive stimulation services, and access to your MEND Care Program personal health coach. The cost is currently not covered by insurance. Additional costs may include any co-pay fees related to physician visits, prescriptions, supplements, and medical tests. Some of these additional costs may be covered by your health insurance.