Lifestyle Medicine: The Powerful Prescription for Alzheimer's
Prices per Course | NOTE: ACLM members receive an exclusive 20% discount.
Nonmember - $75
Member - $60
1.5 CME/CNE/CE Credit
1.5 CPE Credits
(Full Accreditation information listed below)
Today we are seeing one of the greatest epidemics of modern era devastating families in United States and most of the west. To date, we have absolutely no disease-modifying drug or treatment, but we have known for several years that comprehensive lifestyle intervention can have a profound effect in preventing Alzheimer's and slowing down cognitive decline in millions at risk of developing the disease. We hope to implement these interventions in communities throughout the country and making a difference in the lives of countless families. This presentation will focus on the factors that have been shown to affect brain health and the unique approach we hope to take in order to bring about those changes in the communities.
- Review statistics and science behind the epidemic of Alzheimer's.
- Discuss the role of prevention and lifestyle as it pertains to dementia and Alzheimer's in particular.
- Discuss how to most effectively implement change at the level of public health throughout the country.
Dean Sherzai, MD, MAS, MPH, PhD (c)? – Co-Director of Alzheimer's Prevention Program; Associate Professor Department of Neurology, Loma Linda University
Dean Sherzai, MD, MAS, MPH, PhD (c), is the co-director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University. He is also currently the Co-director of the Healthy Minds Initiative at Beach Cities Health District, which is the only district wide brain health initiative as well as the largest community wide research project looking at the influence of a comprehensive lifestyle intervention on cognitive aging. Previously Dean was the director of Alzheimer's Prevention Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical center and led their brain health initiative and research program. From 2008-2014 Dean also served as the Director of the Memory and Aging center at Loma Linda University and it is there that he studied and found the ground breaking relationship of lifestyle and cognitive health and dementia. Dean trained in Neurology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and completed fellowships in neurodegenerative diseases and Experimental therapeutics at the National Institutes of Health and UC San Diego. He is also at the tail end of a PhD in Healthcare Leadership with a focus on community health from Andrews University, and has completed a Masters in Advanced science from UCSD and a MPH in Nutrion from Loma Linda University.
Ayesha Z. Sherzai, MD, MAS – Co-director, Alzheimer's Prevention Program; Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Loma Linda University Health
Ayesha Sherzai, MD is a neurologist and co-director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University, 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, and a fellowship in Vascular Neurology and Epidemiology at Columbia University. She is also a trained plant-based culinary artist.
Dean Ornish, MD, FACLM – President & Founder, Preventive Medicine Research Institute
Dean Ornish, M.D., is the founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF and Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSD. He received his M.D. from the Baylor College of Medicine, was a clinical fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School, and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned a B.A. in Humanities summa cum laude from the University of Texas in Austin, where he gave the baccalaureate address. For over 40 years, he has directed clinical research demonstrating, for the first time, that comprehensive lifestyle changes may begin to reverse even severe coronary heart disease, without drugs or surgery. Medicare created a new benefit category, “intensive cardiac rehabilitation,” to provide coverage for this program. He directed the first randomized controlled trial demonstrating that comprehensive lifestyle changes may slow, stop or reverse the progression of early-stage prostate cancer. His research showed that comprehensive lifestyle changes affect gene expression, “turning on” disease-preventing genes and “turning off” genes that promote cancer and heart disease, as well as the first controlled study showing that these lifestyle changes may begin to reverse cellular aging by lengthening telomeres, the ends of our chromosomes which regulate aging (in collaboration with Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine & Physiology). He is currently directing the first randomized controlled trial to determine if comprehensive lifestyle changes can reverse the progression of early Alzheimer’s disease. He is the author of seven books, all national bestsellers. UnDo It! (co-authored with Anne Ornish) was published by Random House as their lead nonfiction title in January 2019. His three main-stage TED.com talks have been viewed by over six million people. The research that he and his colleagues conducted has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, The Lancet, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Circulation, The New England Journal of Medicine, the American Journal of Cardiology, The Lancet Oncology, and elsewhere. A one-hour documentary of their work was broadcast on NOVA, the PBS science series, and was featured on Bill Moyers' PBS series, Healing & The Mind. Their work has been featured in all major media, including cover stories in Newsweek, TIME, and U.S. News & World Report. He has written a monthly column for TIME, Newsweek and Reader’s Digest magazines, is a LinkedIn Influencer, and was Medical Editor of The Huffington Post 2010-2016. He was appointed by President Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy; by President Obama to the White House Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health; and by Governor Newsom to the Governor’s Brain Trust on Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention and Preparedness. He is also a member of The Lancet Oncology “Moonshot Commission.” He has been a member of the boards of directors of the San Francisco Food Bank and the J. Craig Venter Institute. Dr. Ornish and colleagues established a lifestyle medicine clinic at the St. Vincent de Paul Homeless Shelter in San Francisco where over 30,000 homeless people were treated. The “Ornish diet” has been rated “#1 for Heart Health” by a panel of experts at U.S. News & World Report for nine years from 2011-2020. He co-chaired the Google Health Advisory Council with Marissa Mayer 2007-9. He received the 1994 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from the University of Texas, Austin; the University of California, Berkeley, “National Public Health Hero” award; the Jan J. Kellermann Memorial Award for distinguished contribution in the field of cardiovascular disease prevention from the International Academy of Cardiology; a U.S. Surgeon General Citation; a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association; the inaugural “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine; the Beckmann Medal from the German Society for Prevention and Rehabilitation of Cardiovascular Diseases; the “Pioneer in Integrative Medicine” award from California Pacific Medical Center; the Stanley Wallach Award from the American College of Nutrition; the Glenn Foundation Award for Research; the Bravewell Collaborative Pioneer of Integrative Medicine award; the Sheila Kar Health Foundation Humanitarian Award from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Plantrician Project Luminary Award; and others. Dr. Ornish has been a physician consultant to President Clinton since 1993 and consulted with the chefs at The White House, Camp David, and Air Force One to cook more healthfully (1993-2000). Dr. Ornish was recognized as “one of the 125 most extraordinary University of Texas alumni in the past 125 years;” by TIME magazine as a “TIME 100 Innovator;” by LIFE magazine as “one of the fifty most influential members of his generation;” by People magazine as “one of the most interesting people of the year;” and by Forbes magazine as “one of the world’s seven most powerful teachers.” www.ornish.com and www.pmri.org
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February 22, 2021 – February 22, 2023
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