The Alzheimer's Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age

The Alzheimer's Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age

by Dean Sherzai, Ayesha Sherzai

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ISBN-13: 9780062666482
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/29/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 89,698
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Section 1 The Truth About Alzheimer's

1 Myths and Misunderstandings 11

2 The Power of Lifestyle Medicine 39

The Alzheimer's Solution Risk Assessment 68

Section 2 The Neuro Plan

3 Nutrition 81

Your Personalized Nutrition Program 123

4 Exercise 141

Your Personalized Exercise Program 163

5 Unwind 179

Your Personalized Unwind Program 193

6 Restore 201

Your Personalized Restore Program 219

7 Optimize 231

Your Personalized Optimize Program 255

Conclusion 271

A Note About Our Research 273

Recipes 279

Acknowledgments 319

Notes 321

Index 339

About the Authors 355

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