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The Alzheimer's Solution with Dr Dean and Dr Ayesha Sherzai

Evolving Past Alzheimer's

Release Date: 06/18/2018

Why I'm excited about Aducanumab (Aduhelm)! show art Why I'm excited about Aducanumab (Aduhelm)!

Evolving Past Alzheimer's

Dr. Nate Bergman quickly summarizes the story up the FDA's recent "accelerated approval" of Biogen's - Aducanumab (brand named, Aduhelm). He ends off with surprise about why he is excited about the approval...and it's probably not what you think! A quick, but useful listen.

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Evolving Past Alzheimer's

This episode is an important listen for anyone with doubts, reservations, or skepticism around a precision, functional medicine approach to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

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Evolving Past Alzheimer's

In this episode, we hear the argument in favor of the new Alzheimer's drug, Aducanumab (Aduhelm).  Dr. Marwan Sabbagh is a clinical and research leader at the Cleveland Clinic's Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. He was a doctor that saw patients in one of the trials that led to the FDA's Accelerated (provisional) Approval. 

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Evolving Past Alzheimer's

This week we will do almost a Part 2 from the last episode with Drs Dale Bredesen and Kat Toups.  In that episode, we featured recently released results data on MedArchive from a clinical trial in which 84% of 25 patients with early Alzheimer's Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment improved with a Precision Medicine approach.  

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Evolving Past Alzheimer's

Our guests today are Drs Kat Toups & Dale Bredesen.

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Evolving Past Alzheimer's

Deborah Kan is a former executive producer with the Wall Street Journal. In 2017 she founded the website BeingPatient.com, a comprehensive website dedicated to Alzheimer's news, stories, and support.

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Evolving Past Alzheimer's

We are witnessing a sea change in dementia. More people are being diagnosed, earlier and younger. And people are figuring out how to actually fight back against the disease and taking ownership of their condition.

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George suffered a major brain injury as a result of his heart stopping about 4 years ago.  Fortunately, he has successfully recovered from the brain injury and this is the story of how the Mullers did it!

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Evolving Past Alzheimer's

We get many questions from listeners and people seeking Alzheimer’s prevention and early intervention about the risks and benefits of hormone therapies, such as estrogen and progesterone.

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As Co-Directors of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Ayesha and Dr. Dean Sherzai, through research and their extensive collective medical backgrounds, work to demystify the steps to achieving long-term brain health and the prevention of devastating diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. They are also the authors of the much acclaimed book, The Alzheimer's Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age 
 
They call their basic program NEURO which stands for, 
Nutrition Exercise Unwind (from stress) Restorative sleep Optimize cognitive and social activity. 
 
Currently TeamSherzai works at Loma University, the only recognized Blue Zone in the United States. They are currently studying how the Loma Linda community, which is largely a vegetarian-based, health-focused community has such a significantly lower number of cases of Alzheimer's. 
 
We discuss the role of "good" vs "bad" fats and an expanded scoring system to determine the best diet to avoid the risk of strokes and brain damage.  
 
The highlights from this episode we discuss:
  • omega 3 fatty acid supplements
  • tofu/soy
  • organic vs non-organic (simple key: try to know where your food comes from)
  • proton pump inhibitors (ant-acid medications)
  • statin (anti-cholesterol medications)
  • the relationship between vascular disease (blood vessel issues) PREceding Alzheimer's
  • Dose of exercise - 20-35 minutes per day. 4-5 days a week. to the point of mild breathlessness/pointing. Also, leg strength seems to correlate with brain strength.  
  • "Living a Purpose Driven Life" - Team Sherzai has found that to enhance cognitive/neuronal "connectivity" is to sustain a combination of ongoing complexity, challenge and connection to a larger purpose. Keep these in mind as we make our decisions in the 2nd half of life!
  • Experimental labs/biomarkers for brain and neurodegenerative disease (exosomes, oxidation family, VEGF)
 
Find more about Drs Dean & Ayesha Sherzai's work in their new book  - The Alzheimer's Solution