Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is a growing condition in Australia, with more than 400,000 people and counting living with dementia.
Currently around 244 people each day are joining the population with dementia.
Dr Dean Sherzai And Dr Ayesha Sherzai are a husband-wife pair who have dedicated their lives to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease research.
Together, they run the Memory and Ageing Centre at Loma Linda University in California, where they work with the patients, families and health professionals to improve the quality of care for people with memory and cognitive problems.
Through their research, they believe they have found scientifically backed way to reduce a person’s risk of developing the condition.
“Our method could even help to reduce some of the symptoms of dementia after it has started to develop,” they told the Daily Mail
Their idea is a personalised lifestyle plan – which they’ve called the “Alzheimer’s Solution”.
“It identifies your individual risk of getting the disease and then helps you to minimise these risks through simple tweaks to your lifestyle.”
Dementia is the second leading cause of death of Australians, and lifestyle risk and protective factors for dementia offer very real opportunities for prevention programs that reduce the number of Australians developing dementia each year.
So what’s in Dr Dean and Dr Ayesha’s plan? It focuses on five key areas that can really make a difference to a person’s brain health: diet, exercise, sleep, stress and brain training.
And how does our plan actually work?
“When we started on this quest for an Alzheimer’s cure, we assumed any solution would come in the form of a pill.”
“But after conducting one of the most comprehensive reviews ever into scientific studies that show the causes of dementia, we are convinced that many cases can be put down to a poor diet consisting of heavily processed food — with an emphasis on sugar and meat — combined with a sedentary, sleep-deprived and stressful lifestyle.”
“What’s more, the data we looked at (which comprised thousands of studies) convinced us that lifestyle changes that are beneficial to the heart and kidneys also appear to be beneficial to the brain.”
“That’s why our Alzheimer’s Solution works. It draws on 15 years’ worth of published research from around the globe.”
There may still be no cure for Alzheimer’s but, with the right advice, people can be mentally active for longer, reverse certain symptoms of the condition and ultimately add more happy, healthy years to their lives.
“The best part is that our plan is so simple you can make immediate changes in the sure knowledge that you are launching your own personal fight against Alzheimer’s disease.”
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