The Alzheimer's Solution (Hardcover)
A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age
HarperOne, 9780062666475, 368pp.
Publication Date: September 12, 2017
A revolutionary, proven program for reversing the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline from award winning neurologists and codirectors of the Brain Health and Alzheimer's Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center
Over 47 million people are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease worldwide. While all other major diseases are in decline, deaths from Alzheimer’s have increased radically. What you or your loved ones don’t yet know is that 90 percent of Alzheimer’s cases can be prevented.
Based on the largest clinical and observational study to date, neurologists and codirectors of the Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, offer in The Alzheimer’s Solution the first comprehensive program for preventing Alzheimer’s disease and improving cognitive function. Alzheimer’s disease isn’t a genetic inevitability, and a diagnosis does not need to come with a death sentence. Ninety percent of grandparents, parents, husbands, and wives can be spared. Ninety percent of us can avoid ever getting Alzheimer’s, and for the 10 percent with strong genetic risk for cognitive decline, the disease can be delayed by ten to fifteen years. This isn’t an estimate or wishful thinking; it’s a percentage based on rigorous science and the remarkable results the Sherzais have seen firsthand in their clinic.
This much-needed revolutionary book reveals how the brain is a living universe, directly influenced by nutrition, exercise, stress, sleep, and engagement. In other words: what you feed it, how you treat it, when you challenge it, and the ways in which you allow it to rest. These factors are the pillars of the groundbreaking program you’ll find in these pages, which features a personalized assessment for evaluating risk, a five-part program for prevention and symptom-reversal, and day-by-day guides for optimizing cognitive function. You can prevent Alzheimer’s disease from affecting you, your family, friends, and loved ones. Even with a diagnosis, you can reverse cognitive decline and add vibrant years to your life. The future of your brain is finally within your control.
About the Author
Dean Sherzai, MD, PhD, is Co-Director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Health, where he was previously the Director of the Memory and Aging Center as well as Director of Research. During his years at Loma Linda, a Blue Zone community where residents live measurably longer and healthier lives, he was the lead scientist studying the effects of healthy living on cognitive aging. Dean trained in Neurology at Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed fellowships in neurodegenerative disease and dementia at the National Institutes of Health and UC-San Diego, where he studied under Dr. Leon Thal, one of the world’s most renowned dementia researchers, and Dr. Dilip Jeste, the world’s foremost specialist in cognitive aging. He also holds a PhD in Healthcare Leadership with a focus on community health, and a Masters in Public Health from Loma Linda University, where his research focused on the prevention of cognitive decline through lifestyle changes. Dean has won several awards and published numerous scientific papers, including comprehensive reviews on nutrition and neurodegenerative disease and a recent meta-analysis of cognitive training and memory improvement.
Ayesha Sherzai, MD, is Co-Director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Health, where she leads the Lifestyle Program for the Prevention of Neurological Diseases. She completed a dual training in Preventative Medicine and Neurology at Loma Linda University, received a Masters degree in Advanced Research Methodology from UC-San Diego, and completed a fellowship in Lifestyle and Vascular Brain Diseases at Columbia University. She will soon complete a PhD in Epidemiology from Loma Linda University, where her dissertation focuses on nutrition and its role in cognitive aging and neurological disease. Ayesha has published more than a dozen scientific papers, and in 2015, she won the American Heart Association’s Trudy Bush Fellowship Award for Cardiovascular Disease Research in Women's Health. She is the lead researcher in the landmark study at Loma Linda that investigates the effects of a comprehensive lifestyle intervention on individuals at risk for Alzheimer’s.
Praise For The Alzheimer's Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age…
— Joel Fuhrman, M.D. Six time New York Times Best-selling author, President, Nutritional Research Foundation
“The Alzheimer’s Solution, is the best, most professionally informed book of its kind for this much feared disease…the protocol recommended by Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai is a very important message to convey to the public. Please, read this book.”
— T. Colin Campbell, coauthor of The China Study
“...an insightful, instructive, and easy-to-read book on Alzheimer’s disease and its links to diet and lifestyle choices. I highly recommend it.”
— —Khaled Hosseini, bestselling author of The Kite Runner
In this thorough, thoughtful, empowering, and timely book, leading experts Dean and Ayesha Sherzai tell you everything you need to know to mind the health of your brain, and defend yourself against one of the great scourges of modern living. Every family should own, and apply, The Alzheimer’s Solution.
— —David Katz, M.D., founding director of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, current President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and the author of Disease-Proof<
“The Alzheimer’s Solution is an empowering guide to the lifestyle factors that are directly linked to cognitive decline. Thanks to Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, we finally have a roadmap to prevent and reverse symptoms of a disease that has been misunderstood for too long.”
— Dan Buettner, National Geographic Fellow and New York Times Bestselling author of the Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Longest-lived People
“Increasing scientific evidence indicates that the same lifestyle changes that prevent and reverse heart disease and other chronic conditions may help prevent and even reverse the progression of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease as well. The Alzheimer’s Solution shows you how.”
— —Dean Ornish, Founder & President of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute and author of Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease and The Spectrum