Dr Dean Sherzai
Place of work / study:
Loma Linda University
Area of Research:
Comprehensive Lifestyle medicine and prevention of cognitive diseases like Alzheimer’s disease.
How is your work funded?
Our work is funded through grants, and philanthropy.
Tell us a little about yourself:
We are a husband and wife team focused on prevention of Alzheimer’s, other dementias, and vascular cognitive diseases like stroke. We have been working in this field for the last fifteen years and now work in translating the science to different communities.
I am co-director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University. Dean trained in Neurology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and completed fellowships in neurodegenerative diseases and dementia at the National Institutes of Health and UC San Diego. He also holds a PhD in Healthcare Leadership with a focus on community health from Andrews University.
My wife and I have co-authored a book ‘The 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution” – The Definitive Food and Lifestyle Guide to Preventing Cognitive Decline
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The most scientifically rigorous, results-driven cookbook and nutrition program on the planet, featuring over 75 recipes designed specifically to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, and protect and enhance your amazing brain.
Awarding-winning neurologists Dean Sherzai, MD and Ayesha Sherzai, MD have spent decades studying neuro-degenerative disease as Co-Directors of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Hospital. Together, they created a targeted nutrition program with one goal in mind: to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and cognitive decline in their patients. The results have been astounding. It starts by implementing their “Neuro Nine” foods into your diet every single day. In just thirty days, and with the help of clear guidelines and 75+ easy and delicious meals you’ll find in this book, The 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution, you can boost the power of your brain, protect it from illness, and jumpstart total body health, including weight loss and improved sensory ability and mobility.
The 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solutionis the first action-oriented cookbook for preventing Alzheimer’s disease and delivering results like improved mental agility, short- and long-term memory, sharpness, and attention. Let this be the first 30 days of the rest of your life.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
The two of us met eighteen years ago in Afghanistan when we were both gone to the country after the fall of the Taliban and were hoping to help in the rebuilding process. Dean had initially been hired as a consultant for the world bank and then asked by the president of the country to lead the ministry of health in rebuilding the health care system. Ayesha had joined Doctors without borders and was helping bring health care to the women and children in the rural countryside. They met in an expat party and their first conversation was about their grandfathers who had died of Alzheimer’s disease. A year later they got married and dedicated their life to helping find a cure for this terrible disease.
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
We both saw what this disease did to our grandparents and, from a very early age, decided to work towards finding a cure to the disease.
What single piece of advice would you give to an early career researcher?
Find your passion and invest and sacrifice in that path. It is only then that it is no longer a job but a joy, a passion, and a purpose.
What book are you reading right now? Would you recommend it?
The book is Sapiens, and I would definitely recommend it.