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Holistic Treatment Approach to Alzheimer's

From the Show: Talk Healthy Today
Summary: Alzheimer's is a family problem -- ruthless in its scope and spread.
Air Date: 3/2/18
Duration: 23:54
Host: Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Shuvendu Sen, MD
Shuvendu-SenShuvendu Sen, MD, is a renowned physician, author, speaker, and humanitarian. He is the Director of Medical Education and Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Meridian Hackensack University.

Dr. Sen is the author of numerous medical and scientific publications, book chapters and abstracts, and is one of the Chief Editors of the medical textbook, Principles of Clinical Diagnosis. He has been included in America’s Best Physicians and has received an Oscar E. Edwards Award from the American College of Physicians, as well as many national and regional awards for research, teaching, and community contribution. He has been nominated (three times) for the Pushcart Prize Award for both fiction and nonfiction works, and is the author of critically acclaimed book for lay audiences including, A Doctor’s Diary, which was selected at the World Book Fair, held in India, 2016.

Dr. Sen serves in advisory capacities in many leadership committees, including the American College of Physicians, Alzheimer’s Association, and Rotary International. He has been featured in PBS, CBS and other media outlets. WHY BUDDHA NEVER HAD ALZHEIMER’S (Health Communications, Inc.) is his latest book.
  • Book Title: WHY BUDDHA NEVER HAD ALZHEIMER'S: A Holistic Treatment Approach through Meditation, Yoga, and the Arts
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/drsenbook
Holistic Treatment Approach to Alzheimer's
Who among us is not affected by issues such as stress, depression, personality and behavioral changes, agitation, hypertension or high cholesterol... to name a few? Did you know that these are some of the cognitive and biological deficiencies that are associated with Alzheimer's?

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It is estimated that 5.4 million people in the U.S. are afflicted with Alzheimer's disease. In its capacity to completely destroy personalities, relationships and daily living, we cannot afford to continue thinking of it as a private disease. Alzheimer's is a family problem -- ruthless in its scope and spread. And, despite relentless trials and research studies, scientists have not found a drug to control it. Even worse, there isn't even a fully reliable diagnostic test for it.

Alzheimer's disease has become a gigantic specter that looms before all of us as we age, and it is advancing unimpeded.

Today we know that contributing factors and symptoms (such as stress and hypertension) can be alleviated with holistic, alternate management approaches, like meditation, yoga, music therapy and virtual reality therapy. Research studies from Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins University and Mayo Clinic, among many others, have demonstrated the comprehensive benefits of yoga and meditation on various aspects of the human mind. When you think about it, that's where Alzheimer's disease develops: in the mind.

How can meditation and yoga stop or even reverse the course of Alzheimer's? They set the mind on an inward journey where the risk factors that precipitate the disease are formed. This bridging of the old and new creates an imperative paradigm shift in our perspective toward Alzheimer's disease management.

Shuvendu Sen, MD, author of Why Buddha Never Had Alzheimer's, joins host Lisa Davis to discuss why these holistic approaches are precisely what is needed to cause a drastic and necessary revolution in medical care.

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