CONNECT 2020: A Comprehensive Integrative Approach to Dementia ~ Todd Born, ND




Dementia is a disorder that is characterized by a decline in cognition involving one or more cognitive domains (learning and memory, language, executive function, complex attention, perceptual-motor, social cognition). It is estimated that 44 million people worldwide have dementia, but only 1 in 4 have been diagnosed. Progressive cognitive decline is a top cause for disabilities later in life. In 2016, 15.9 million family caregivers provided an estimated 18.2 billion hours and $230 billion worth of care. In 2017, Alzheimer’s Disease cost the United States $259 billion. Pathology and risk factors are fairly well understood, yet conventional interventions continually fail. Prevention and a comprehensive integrative medical approach has been proven to provide the best outcomes and quality of life, both for patients and their families. This presentation will thoroughly review evidence and clinical based diagnoses, integrative treatment strategies, and interventions to improve patient outcomes.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Born is a naturopathic physician, certified nutrition specialist (CNS), and co-owner and medical director of Born Integrative Medicine Specialists, PLLC. Dr. Born is the Product Manager, Head of New Product Development, and Scientific Advisor for Allergy Research Group and serves as Editor-in-Chief of their science-based Focus Newsletter. Dr. Born is lead advisor and President of the International Society for Naturopathic Medicine, as well as a medical wellness advisor for the International Medical Wellness Association. Dr. Born was graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA, in 2010 and completed his residency at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, with rotations at Evergreen and Harborview Medical Centers’ Emergency Medicine Departments and at Virginia Mason Hospital’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Spine Clinic. He is extensively published, has appeared on KRON4 News, has been featured on multiple national radio shows, and lectured as an expert for the National Psoriasis Foundation and National Arthritis Foundation. Dr. Born lectures at medical conferences across the country and internationally. Dr. Born’s clinical focus is utilizing integrative medicine to treat families of all ages with complex chronic diseases, with a strong interest in difficult and refractory cases, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, autoimmune disease, allergies, endocrine, neurological and GI issues.

*Certified by the WANP for 1 Category 1 continuing education credit for Washington NDs*

(Originally presented on October 10, 2020)