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Cooking for Alzheimer's Prevention Seminar offers diet tips to boost brain health
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Dr. Marwan Sabbagh

Food can be the most effective weapon against Alzheimer’s disease, according to geriatric neurologist and dementia specialist Dr. Marwan Sabbagh.

Sabbagh believes that incorporating specific fruits, vegetables and spices into meals, while making small changes to a diet can yield big results. The doctor will present an educational seminar on "Cooking for Alzheimer's Prevention" on March 20 at Covenant Village of Turlock. During his presentation, he will share cooking tips and easy-to-follow recipes that are healthy, preventative and delicious.

There’s still no cure for Alzheimer’s disease — the sixth leading cause of death in America — but scientific studies have proven that certain foods can boost memory and lower the risk of cognitive decline.

A researcher, educator and practicing physician, Sabbagh is director of research at Banner Sun Health Research Institute, one of the world’s most prominent Alzheimer’s disease research institutions. In addition to his clinical work and private practice, Sabbagh is associate director of the Arizona Alzheimer’s Disease Care Center, a clinical instructor in the Banner/St. Joseph’s Geriatric Fellowship Program, and a research professor of neurology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. He co-authored “The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook: Recipes to Boost Brain Health.”

Sabbagh's presentation will begin at 1 p.m. March 20 at 2125 N. Olive Ave., in Turlock. It is a free event and open to the community, however, seating is limited. To register, visit or call 877–834-1238.