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Daily Mail | How to beat Alzheimer’s: Neurologists devise a plan to protect yourself and even reverse early symptoms

As a high-powered lawyer at the top of her game, Evelyne had always been efficient, authoritative and in control.

But when she reached 60, she reluctantly began to accept that her mind wasn’t as sharp as it once had been.

She found herself increasingly confounded by a nagging sense of confusion and exhaustion — and started second-guessing some of her decisions…

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Rich Roll Podcast | Alzheimer's Can Be Prevented & Reversed: Drs. Dean & Ayesha Sherzai on Optimizing Brain Health

While other major diseases are in decline, deaths from Alzheimer’s have increased dramatically in recent decades.

In fact, Alzheimer’s is currently the 6th (and due to massive under-reporting may be as high as the 3rd ) leading cause of death in the United States.

Right now, over 47 million people worldwide currently live with Alzheimer’s. By 2050, it’s predicted this form of dementia will plague 135.5 million people across the globe.

 

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Dr. Oz | Doctor-Approved Anti-Alzheimer’s Snacks and Desserts

Neurologists Dr. Ayesha Sherzai and Dr. Dean Sherzai unveil two anti-Alzheimer’s snacks and desserts, including a guilt-free key lime pie that’s made without any refined sugars.

View clips from the episode here.

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The Latest in Alzheimers Research

Dr. Oz | The Latest in Alzheimers Research

drozDr. Ayesha Sherzai was an expert guest on the Dr. Oz Show on Monday, November 21st to discuss the latest findings in Alzheimer’s prevention research. Studies show that sugar can impact the brain and affect the memory structures in crucial ways.

View clips from the episode here.

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'Mind Diet' Shows Promise In Reducing Risk Of Alzeihmer's Disease

ABC7 | 'Mind Diet' Shows Promise In Reducing Risk Of Alzeihmer's Disease

ABC7Many have no doubt heard omega-3 fats in salmon and walnuts are brain boosters, and it’s also true of avocados, beets and oats.

But Dr. Ayshea Sherzai, co-founder of Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Cedars-Sinai Hospital has the recipe for success.

“It’s not one nutrient, it’s not one vitamin, it’s not one food for the brain. It’s a collection, it’s like a symphony,” Sherzai said.

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Alzheimer's: An eye toward the future

Fox 11 | Alzheimer's: An eye toward the future

Fox 11Susan Campo would put younger people to shame. She bikes, she hikes, she rides motorcycles, she skies.

She is quite active and alert and funny as she approaches her senior years. Yet, remembering the ravages of Alzheimer’s that ultimately contributed to her father’s death, she is concerned that the dreaded disease might be in her future.

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Bottom Line | What You Don’t Know About Preventing Alzheimer’s

Bottom Line | What You Don’t Know About Preventing Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is hands-down one of the most feared diseases. But simply worrying that you’ll develop the illness doesn’t do any good. A far better approach is to take action—now!

What’s new: Around the country, respected medical centers and hospitals are now creating Alzheimer’s prevention programs staffed by neurologists and researchers who help people do all that they can do to avoid this devastating condition.

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Huffington Post | Are You at Risk for Alzheimer’s?

Huffington Post | Are You at Risk for Alzheimer’s?

HuffPoDean Sherzai, M.D., Ph.D., director the Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, told Brain Blogger his recommendations for preventing AD.

“Thirty minutes of moderate exercise most days, adopting a Mediterranean-style diet, and engaging in enjoyable activities that stimulate the brain appear to be helpful in delaying onset and influencing progression of Alzheimer’s,” Dr. Sherzai said. “So far, no drug can do that.”

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Brain Blogger | NEUROSCIENCE & NEUROLOGY 5 Comments Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease – Interview with Dean Sherzai of Cedars-Sinai

Brain Blogger | NEUROSCIENCE & NEUROLOGY 5 Comments Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease – Interview with Dean Sherzai of Cedars-Sinai

Numerous studies show promise in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease in animal models, but invariably fail in humans. However, time after time, lifestyle changes have been shown to alter the course of illness in large population studies. My interview with Dean Sherzai, MD, PhD, director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Program at Cedars-Sinai, aims to shed light on preventing Alzheimer’s Disease with both therapeutics and lifestyle modifications.

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World Health Net | Eat Smart to Avoid Stroke

World Health Net | Eat Smart to Avoid Stroke

It is estimated that as many as 80% of strokes are preventable by addressing lifestyle factors – most notably nutrition.  Ayesha Sherzai, from Loma Linda University (California, USA), and colleagues completed a systematic review of current medical literature on the interaction of nutrients in the risk of stroke. The team observed that higher intakes of fruits and vegetables exert a protective effect against stroke, with a significant reduction occurring with consumption of 3 to 5 servings per day. As well, the researchers found that adherence to DASH (low-salt) and Mediterranean dietary patterns reduced stroke risk as well, whereas the Western dietary pattern was associated with increased stroke risk.

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Observer | Can Exercise, a Low-Salt Diet and Meditation Stave Off Alzheimer’s Disease?

Observer | Can Exercise, a Low-Salt Diet and Meditation Stave Off Alzheimer’s Disease?

ObserverAlzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, affects more than 5 million Americans, and according to the World Health Organization diagnoses are expected to triple by 2050, costing the healthcare system an estimated $1.2 trillion annually.

The Cedars-Sinai Alzheimer’s Prevention Program in Los Angeles hopes to change that. Directed by Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, a husband-wife team of neurologists, the program uses lifestyle planning, support and medical innovation to detect and treat Alzheimer’s earlier.

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Tech Times | Mediterranean Diet of Low Meat, High Fiber Lowers Risk of Stroke

Tech Times | Mediterranean Diet of Low Meat, High Fiber Lowers Risk of Stroke

Many medical experts have agreed on the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet.

Ayesha Sherzai of the Columbia University Medical Center, who led the study, reported that consumption of food included in the Mediterranean diet can also lower the risk of ischemic stroke by about 18 percent.

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WebMD | Mediterranean Diet May Lower Stroke Risk: Study

WebMD | Mediterranean Diet May Lower Stroke Risk: Study

A Mediterranean diet may reduce your risk of one type of stroke, new research suggests.

People who most closely followed the Mediterranean diet were less likely to suffer an ischemic stroke — caused by a blood clot — compared to people with the lowest adherence to the diet, the study found.

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Voice America | Avoid Dementia and Build a Better Brain

Voice America | Avoid Dementia and Build a Better Brain

VoiceCan you optimize your brain power? What do you need to do to reduce your risk of dementia and cognitive decline? Distinguished neurologists and brain researchers Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai discuss the factors that promote brain health. The Sherzais guide the listener through their NEURO method, providing the latest evidence and advice, as well as suggesting tools that help manage, improve and preserve brain function.

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The London Times | Do this couple have the cure for Alzheimer’s disease?

The London Times | Do this couple have the cure for Alzheimer’s disease?

By 2050, an estimated 135.5 million people worldwide will have dementia. Most doctors say it’s incurable, but top neurologists Dean and Ayesha Sherzai don’t believe it’s a genetic inevitability. They tell Ben Hoyle how they think the looming crisis can be solved.

At first, the boy didn’t understand what had gone wrong with his beloved grandfather at the family farm in Virginia.

The old Afghan was a “poet, a philosopher, a former secretary of state for education”, says Dean Sherzai, who was 11 at the time. Then, one day in 1979, this towering figure was suddenly no longer quite himself. “We were playing chess and he forgot how to move a knight. You know sometimes some memories stick? That was it for me. That stood out.”

A few years later and 7,000 miles away in Kabul, a 5-year-old girl was at a different old man’s house when he forgot her name.

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