Team Sherzai

Authors, Speakers, Brain Health Experts

A unique husband and wife team on the cutting edge of brain science, Dr. Dean and Dr. Ayesha Sherzai are dedicated to educating people on the simple steps to long-term health and wellness through their work as Directors of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center, with patients, as well as through their online lifestyle programs, videos, and books on brain health and cognitive agility.

Based on latest research that reveals how our brain health is directly influenced by nutrition, exercise, stress, sleep, and engagement, Ayesha and Dean Sherzai have developed a revolutionary lifestyle program for improving cognitive function and brain health of people at any age. Dean and Ayesha are available for speaking events, lectures and corporate wellness retreats to share their insights & powerful program with your people.

Team Sherzai: Ayesha Sherzai, MD

Ayesha Sherzai, MD

Ayesha Sherzai 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.

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.

Team Sherzai: Dean Sherzai, MD, PhD

Dean Sherzai, MD, PhD

Dean Sherzai 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.

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. 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.

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Publications

The Alzheimer's Solution

A revolutionary, proven program for reversing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline

Over 47 million people are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease worldwide. While all other major diseases are in decline, deaths from Alzheimer’s have increased radically. What you or your loved ones don’t yet know is that 90 percent of Alzheimer’s cases can be prevented.

Based on the largest clinical and observational study to date, neurologists and codirectors of the Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, offer in The Alzheimer’s Solution the first comprehensive program for preventing Alzheimer’s disease and improving cognitive function. Alzheimer’s disease isn’t a genetic inevitability, and a diagnosis does not need to come with a death sentence. Ninety percent of grandparents, parents, husbands, and wives can be spared. Ninety percent of us can avoid ever getting Alzheimer’s, and for the 10 percent with strong genetic risk for cognitive decline, the disease can be delayed by ten to fifteen years. This isn’t an estimate or wishful thinking; it’s a percentage based on rigorous science and the remarkable results the Sherzais have seen firsthand in their clinic.

This much-needed revolutionary book reveals how the brain is a living universe, directly influenced by nutrition, exercise, stress, sleep, and engagement. In other words: what you feed it, how you treat it, when you challenge it, and the ways in which you allow it to rest. These factors are the pillars of the groundbreaking program you’ll find in these pages, which features a personalized assessment for evaluating risk, a five-part program for prevention and symptom-reversal, and day-by-day guides for optimizing cognitive function. You can prevent Alzheimer’s disease from affecting you, your family, friends, and loved ones. Even with a diagnosis, you can reverse cognitive decline and add vibrant years to your life. The future of your brain is finally within your control.

Popular Speaking Topics

The Neuroscience of Building Healthy Habits

Healthy living requires healthy habits.  But habit building not just a matter of staying motivated so that we can “white knuckle” our way through our resolutions. Changing our life is about strengthening our neurocircuitry to aid in the process. The very steps we take to build any single habit create pathways in our brain that make future habit building much more likely.

The slogan “Just Do It” holds a lot of truth when it comes to habit building.

Work environments that support the “doing” and the practicing of healthy habits will ultimately decide about the success or failure of your workplace wellness programs.

Good Stress, Bad Stress

Not all stress is created equal. The stress in our life can be classified one of two ways: negative stress or positive stress. Both categories have radical implications on our health, but in two very different ways.

Chronic overwhelming stress that is not driven by our own purpose and/or comes from situations outside our control can seriously damage our health. Good stress that is largely driven by our purpose or the goals we set for ourselves can be the strongest link in the chain to protecting our long-term brain health.

The key to creating work environments that support resilience and better stress management is to understand how stress impacts us on a neurological, endocrinological and physiological level and how we can turn things around on a corporate and individual level so that stress can be utilized to our advantage.

Brain XQ: Accessing the Extraordinary Power of Your Brain

The myth that we are only using 10% of our brain has been busted a long time ago. In fact, we are using 100% of our brain all the time but – and here comes the sad truth – only at a 1% efficiency. Now, imagine a workplace where we could harness the full potential of every employee and increase that 1% efficiency to its fullest range. What would it take to do that?

First, look beyond IQ and EQ and zoom into XQ – the ability of our brain to achieve extraordinary things.

Second, meet Team Sherzai and get the latest data from the fascinating field of neuroscience, broken down into easy-to-understand concepts and applicable strategies that help let the brilliant minds of your workforce thrive.

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • BBC Morning Show
  • Dr. Oz Show  (3 times)
  • KTLA (2 times)
  • Chicago Fox
  • Plantrician International conference 2016 and 2017
  • Plant stock conference Keynote speakers
  • AT&T Leadership lifestyle conference (4 times)
  • John Hancock lifestyle conference
  • Hilton Head Health Retreat Keynote speakers
  • Hilton Head Community Brain Health Initiative Keynote speakers
  • Alaska Community Brain Health Initiative Keynote speakers
  • Northern Arizona Community Brain Health Initiative Keynote speakers
  • Utah Community Brain Health initiative Keynote speakers
  • Oregon Adventist Brain Health Initiative Keynote speakers
  • American College of Lifestyle Medicine Conference Keynote speakers

Team Sherzai Live

The Best (And Worst!) Things We Can Do To Our Brain (at MindBodyGreen’s Revitalize Event)

Alzheimer’s Can Be Prevented (from Rich Roll’s podcast)

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On Technology & Why Multitasking Is Bad News For Brain Health (MindBodyGreen podcast)

The NEURO Academy: Q & A’s (Facebook Live Event)

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