‘Impact of Nutrition on Alzheimer’s’ title of presentation by two doctors

Ayesha Sherzai, M.D., and Dean Sherzai, M.D., will describe the effect of lifestyle on the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

“Impact of Nutrition on Alzheimer’s,” a talk by Dean Sherzai, M.D., and Ayesha Sherzai, M.D., will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday at the J. Walter Cameron Center.

The Sherzais will describe the effect of lifestyle on the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Their research shows that a whole-food, plant-based diet conferred protection against brain diseases such as stroke and Alzheimer’s, despite genetic risk. They will also discuss other lifestyle factors that are important in preventing and reversing cognitive decline.

Dean Sherzai is co-director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University in California. He trained in neurology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and completed fellowships in neurodegenerative diseases and dementia at the National Institutes of Health and University of California, San Diego.

Ayesha Sherzai is a neurologist and also a co-director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University, where she leads the Lifestyle Program for the Prevention of Neurological Diseases.

This presentation is free; no reservations are needed. It is presented by Vegetarian Society of Hawaii. Food will be provided by Down To Earth in Kahului

For more information, call (808) 385-2790, email jerome.kellner@gmail.com or visit vsh.org.

The Cameron Center is at 95 Mahalani St. in Wailuku.

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