Neither the age nor the genes are the cause of Alzheimer's disease, but a deficit in various aspects of life, which usually only becomes apparent in old age. And how is all this connected?Learn more
Maria Beatriz Harouche Vieira is a neurologist certified by the Board of the Brazilian Academy of Neurology. She worked for 9 years treating patients with neurological diseases and was team coordinator of the neurology department at Hospital Rios D'Or - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil until the end of 2015. She has a broad practical and theoretical background in the treatment of neurological diseases. She has been working with the Academy of Human Medicine since 2018 and coordinates the international part of the "Knowledge stops Dementia" project.
Kerstin Groß-Steinmeyer is a certified food chemist. She worked for several years in experimental research, the last years in collaboration with Prof. David L. Eaton at the University of Washington in Seattle. The focus of her most recent studies was on the protective effects of phytochemicals against carcinogenic mycotoxins. Since her return to Germany in 2005, her attention has been increasingly focused on her family, and thus also on the implementation of her knowledge in everyday life. With the ambition to use her knowledge therapeutically, she is currently in training to become an alternative practitioner. Since the end of 2019 she has been working with the 'Akademie für menschliche Medizin' and is currently coordinating the project 'Kompetenz statt Demenz'.
Since 2011, Dr. Nehls has published several books on the behavioural changes necessary for healthy ageing from his evolutionary point of view, in which he develops his own behavioural theory of Alzheimer's development and a preventive strategy based on it. In 2015, he was awarded the Hanse Prize for Psychiatry for his Alzheimer research. Michael Nehls also supports the project with his therapy guidelines for physicians.
Dr. Bock is a physician with his own medical practice in Berlin. He is also a lecturer in neurobiology and neuropsychology at the IB University of Applied Sciences Berlin in the field of applied psychology and worked as a neuroscientist at the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin until February 2017. Since 2007 he has been working in clinical research and between June 2011 and February 2017 in the ambulances for neuroimmunology and lipidology at the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Among other responsibilities, he leads a study on the adapted ketogenic diet and caloric restriction in patients with multiple sclerosis and is highly skilful in various methods for characterizing cell metabolism in humans.
Ulrike Gonder is a graduate oecotrophologist (nutritionist) and network partner of the Academy of Human Medicine. Since 1994 she has worked as a freelance science journalist, author, speaker and lecturer and is committed to a "pleasurably critical" view of our nutrition. She regularly publishes literature studies, letters to the editor and specialist articles, ranging from topics such as nutrition in oncology and diabetes to "low carb" recipe books for beginners or ketogenic nutrition. She also deals with critical topics in the current discussion, such as in the book "Ethisch essen mit Fleisch" (Ethical eating with meat) (translation of Lierre Keith's "The Vegetarian Myth").
In the Medical Practice for Prevention and Holistic Medicine, Dr. Brigitte Karner and Dr. Wolfgang Karner run the 1st Biological Alzheimer Therapy Centre in Freiburg. Based on more than 20 years of experience in the prevention and therapy of chronic diseases, the physicians have been successfully treating and advising Alzheimer's patients and their relatives since the end of 2015.
The "Neurowerkstatt", headed by sports scientists Dr. Mareike Schwed and Tobias Trost, supports people suffering from multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's disease in using their abilities in a targeted manner and develops training solutions together with them that can be implemented in their everyday lives. Dementia is a new area of development for the "Neurowerkstatt" where movement is seen as one of the key factors in maintaining and regaining mental abilities.