Podcast – Simple Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia, with Dr. Dean Sherzai

If you’re at all concerned about your (or your family members’) cognitive abilities, this is the episode to listen to! Today, I’ll talk with Dr. Dean Sherzai — a neurologist and an expert in Dementia and geriatrics. After you listen to this episode, you’ll be so much more aware of the simple daily lifestyle hacks you can start doing now (as early as your 20’s, 30’s and 40’s) to help you and your loved ones drastically prolong the onset of — and maybe even avoid, altogether — Alzheimer’s or Dementia.


You’ll find out:

  • Dr. Dean’s backstory
  • What Dr. Dean means by the fact that we’re approaching an avalanche of Alzheimer’s
  • Why Alzheimer’s is the fastest-growing epidemic in the west
  • Why, if you take care of the 4 traumas throughout your life, the majority of people will not get Alzheimer’s
  • How early the fight against Alzheimer’s should start
  • Why / how Alzheimer’s is a woman-centered disease
  • The power of exercise re: getting Alzheimer’s
  • Cardio vs weight training re: protecting yourself from Alzheimer’s / Dementia
  • Why / how strengthening your legs can reduce the chances of getting Dementia
  • The link between sleep deprivation and Alzheimer’s
  • What might be considered one night’s bad sleep
  • Studies on those who have had compromised sleep for a number of years
  • Why having kids might be a contributing factor to getting Alzheimer’s
  • Real attainable practices and tips to reduce our stress (thereby reducing our chances of getting Dementia)
  • Why / how all stress isn’t equal
  • Why your activities should have 3 elements: purpose, complexity and challenge (and what that means)
  • Is it possible to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s for one who is already in the later stages?
  • The most important things to focus on TODAY to reduce the likelihood of getting Alzheimer’s (and the 1st place to start)
  • Why moderation is a word people use to get out of doing things
  • Research on MCT



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If you liked this episode, check out Episode #529 – Why is Alzheimer’s More Common in Women? | Dr. Lisa Mosconi | XX Brain

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