Alzheimer’s Solution Success Stories
An archive of people who have implemented the NEURO plan for brain health.
I am also resolved to remove added sugar from my diet. Now that I know why I want to do this, it’s actually easy. And while I’m trim and athletic, I’ve lost a couple of pounds, which feels great.
I’m recommending your book like crazy to my family and friends. Thank you again for such a fantastic book. Jennifer
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Being inquisitive can be misunderstood as doubt or lack of trust, which is unfortunate. Coupled with the tendency to put others first, it can be quite exhausting, especially for a caregiver. I’ve struggled with the challenges that focus on self-care. Thank you for offering the #brainandbodyboost challenge. I’ve found your energy and enthusiasm inspiring, refreshingly genuine and authentic.
I really had a wakeup call this last year. 3 surgeries in 12 months. I come from a family with a history of hypertension, and other vascular issues. I feel real fortunate I have my eyesight, and my balance and equilibrium are doing much better. I didn’t realize what a 30 year history of working on the other side of the clock could do.
My goals are to improve sleep, control stress, increase more plantbased nutrients into my diet.
I grew up with alot and fruits and veggies, but ate more packaged ingredients with my fast paced lifestyle later on. I am very fortunate to have instilled in my kids to eat right. Now I need to make sure I plan ahead to accomplish this.
My Why is because I do not want to have my kids taking care of me. I want to be able to take care of myself for as long as I can. This 25-day challenge has been an eye-opener to what I need to change in order to live the best life that I possibly can at age 61.
Since I started this challenge, I have been really thinking about my snacks especially and learning to plan them out. Now when I get home at night now, I cut up my snacks for the next day. Instead of munching on potato chips and candy at work, I have my apple, grapes, cucumber, celery, hummus, etc. and by the end of the day, I’m not as tired. For Father’s Day, we went to Palm Springs and I thought about what we were going to have in our hotel room to munch on! This time I planned my snacks and it was much better. I felt proud of myself. Here are the snacks that we took even as we traveled over the Father’s Day weekend. Thank you Team Sherzai for keeping me motivated. #brainandbodyboost
The reason I joined the class has been developing. For sometime, I was taking three medications a day (cholesterol, gaut, and triglyceride). I had become morbidly obese over a period of about thirty years and finally decided to do something about it. I have since (three months ago) tossed-out the meds and am looking forward to the results of my next blood panel (probably within the next month).
In January I got a rowing machine a placed it where I can’t miss it in the morning. I had to work up to it, but I now row a 10K five or six mornings a week. I do it right when I get up in the morning. It takes approx 45 minutes and I am drenched with sweat when I finish.
That only seemed to get me so far and in April I started paying attention to what I ate. It was about that time that I came across The Alzheimers Solution. I was attracted to it because my father-in-law is dealing with an advanced case of dementia and I don’t want to end up in his condition. Everything I read in it made sense to me – passed the smell test. I know people who swear by Paleo and Keto, but those just didn’t pass the same test. I don’t have a science background, but something just didn’t make sense to me about those. … As a result, I am down 45 pounds and have become zealous about continuing with the weight loss efforts.
I guess my biggest challenge is related to diet; it is sometimes difficult to find healthy options when eating out (something I do in my work often). I have just started an attempt at intermittent fasting where my window for eating is from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. That takes all breakfast meetings down to a cup of coffee and eliminates the eating out challenge in the mornings.
I live in Sacramento, CA but am originally from the Midwest – where I learned how to cook my bacon in lard! I have been in CA long enough though that I now appreciate the year-round access to fresh vegatables and fruit that we have (our farmers’ markets are open all twelve months).
My wife is a bit blown away, but she is very supportive of my change in lifestyle. We are empty-nesters but none of our three children are yet married, so no grandkids yet (we both look forward to that!)
I mentioned my father-in-laws dementia, but I have no direcrt family history of diabetes or dementia.
I want to also mention that I have incorporated this concept of a brain healthy lifestyle into my business. I have a financial consulting practice and I just hosted a client event built around the concept of avoiding chronic disease in general and dementia specifically. The event was at a local restaurant that is big on the farm to fork concept. I had a physician give the presentation on lifestyle medicine and gave the chef a list of brain healthy foods. I told him to knock himself out on the recipes, but just stay true to the list. The point was to show my clients that adopting a brain healthy lifestyle did not relegate them to eating cardboard at every meal for the rest of their lives! The chef did a fantastic job (as did the physician) and it turned out to be one of the most successful client events I have ever held.
I have come to realize that the greatest threat to my clients’ retirement is not a lack of savings, but the threat of chronic disease. Not only does it increase the likelihood of the need for long-term care (uber-expensive), but there are the opportunity costs of not being able to do the things they have dreamed about for a lifetime, and also imposes the relationship costs of becoming a burden to children.
So not only have you had an impact on my personal life, but on my professsional life as well. For that I owe Team Sherzai a YUGE thank-you! God bless you both!!
In January and February 2018, I facilitated an eight week class at Casey’s Pond Retirement Community in Steamboat Springs, Colorado on “The Alzheimer’s Solution.” The class was comprised of elders, staff members, volunteers and family members. Each week, we set an achievable personal goal and reported back to the group the following week. As we studied the concepts in the book, we discussed how we could incorporate it more in our lifestyle at Casey’s Pond. I personally deal with infertility and through facilitating this class, I began to follow the nutrition recommendations in the book and was able to get a regular cycle and am now pregnant. Yay! We have improved and continue to work on improving the delicious vegetarian options we offer for snacks, meals and special events at Casey’s Pond. We have followed the Blue Zones guidelines as a community for a few years now, but this book provided a motivation for our elders that I had not seen before. If making changes to their lifestyle could help them avoid forgetting their cherished memories and relationships, then making the change was worth it. Here are a few quotes that class members wrote on their survey at the end of class: Volunteer – “I had no idea we could have an impact on whether or not we develop memory loss. I already have some memory loss at 64 years old, and it has given me some real hope.” Staff – “I implemented many lifestyle changes through this 8 week course. I exercise more – now taking classes in yoga and zumba, and walking more, taking the stairs. I also drink red wine instead of white. I’m trying to be more outgoing socially.” Resident – “What I learned from this course that was most beneficial to me is to keep moving! At least some part of each hour except when asleep.” We are so grateful for the work of Drs Dean and Ayesha Sherzai and the book was a huge support in implementing the lifestyle changes. We also love the continued resources that you provide and I often share your posts on our Facebook page so we can continue to engage with the material. Thank you so much!
My father has Alzheimer’s and my worst nightmare would be to get it my self. I am reading your book now and it convinces me to try to do what I can to prevent getting it my self. I think my dad, 82 years old, is in stage 6 now. So for him, I guess there is not much to do. What I find most difficult is to make my kids eat well, they don’t really like vegetables. But that’s a fight to continue with.
After taking on the NEURO plan, I now feel hopeful and in control of my future. Before this, I was sure that I was destined to follow in my family’s footsteps to the Alzheimer’s unit. But now, I have learned so much about the power that I have in making healthy lifestyle choices, that I feel empowered to live in a new reality, where the risk of getting dementia and illnesses of all kinds may be diminished greatly due to the new habits that I am learning about in this life-changing program. In a few short months my husband and daughter can see the difference this has made in my physical and mental well being. We are all eating better, taking walks together, and frequently talking about brain health for all of us. I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to improve my outlook on life, and I hope that this is the beginning of a shift in consciousness that may spread around the world. We have the power to make this life the best it can be. All it took was a book, and a doable plan. Every small step that I take moves me forward toward a future life that I can love and appreciate. Thanks for creating this program and sharing it for the good of all beings.