The Program

Reversing and preventing cognitive decline is a complicated issue. Single medications don’t work…in fact, every clinical trial testing medications to reverse cognitive decline have been ineffective. There really is no easy fix.

The process of The Bredesen ProtocolTM involves gathering a variety of data including questionnaires, diagnostic imaging studies, lab work and neurocognitive testing to prepare a ReCODE ReportTM. This report analyzes your personal risk factors and calculates which treatments may be most effective. Under the direction of Dr. Hopp, a customized treatment plan will be prepared and implemented for you.  

Using a systematic approach, cognitive decline can be prevented and reversed. Lifestyle modifications including diet, exercise and stress management are critical. We want to be up front and let you know that this requires effort, but it is so worth it! We are committed to partnering with you every step of the way, and have a full-time health coach on staff to meet with you on a weekly basis. She is knowledgeable about this program and works directly under the supervision of our physician. 


The Bredesen ProtocolTM and ReCODE ReportTM


The Process

The first step in the process is to register with Dr. Bredesen. Register here: https://www.drbredesen.com/participants. After you register, you can choose Dr. Maria Hopp (our physician here at TLC) as your provider.

When beginning the program, our primary goal is to gather information. Your first visit with Dr. Hopp will last about an hour and a half, and will include numerous questionnaires, neurologic examination as well as ordering of various diagnostic tests. We will gather all this data and submit your information to Dr. Bredesen, and the result is the ReCODE ReportTM.

Based on your results, we will create a custom treatment plan involving supplements, brain games and most importantly, lifestyle modifications. We have a six-month health-coaching program built into our package, so you will have ongoing support every step of the way. Six months after your first appointment, we will do many of the same tests again to assess your improvement.

Next Steps

If you are interested in our Reversing Cognitive Decline program, please call our front desk at 720.351.2411 to set up your initial appointment, or fill out the form below. Our front desk staff is happy to answer any other questions you may have. They will also provide you access to paperwork and questionnaires to be completed before your first appointment.



This is an effective program for reversing and preventing cognitive decline. We look forward to welcoming you into our office as we begin this journey together.

One in 10 individuals in the United States aged 65 or older has Alzheimer’s disease.

According to a 2017 report by the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 5.5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. There has been an 89 percent increase in deaths due to Alzheimer’s between 2000 and 2014. Additionally, the number of affected individuals is increasing as the population ages, and it is projected that the population of Americans age 65 and older will double by the year 2050. Up until now, there has been very little that can be done to prevent, reverse or slow down cognitive decline.

But that is changing – Alzheimer’s disease is now treatable.

Dr. Dale Bredesen has worked and researched for over 30 years to develop The Bredesen ProtocolTM. This groundbreaking program has been shown to reverse cognitive decline in patients with early Alzheimer’s, MCI (mild cognitive impairment) or SCI (subjective cognitive impairment). (Read Dr. Bredesen’s paper here: https://goo.gl/2koMg6). The Littleton Clinic is proud to offer this program to our patients. Dr. Hopp is a certified practitioner of this protocol, and has been trained by Dr. Bredesen.

Find Dr. Bredesen’s book, The End of Alzheimer’s here: https://goo.gl/EUdHUV