ASKING FOR PRAYER. Last week I mentioned Marina not being well. Some are wondering what is wrong with her. Marina has Alzheimer’s Disease, the most common type of dementia, for which there is no cure. AD changes the brain and causes severe memory loss, confusion and other symptoms, see Google. Marina did not want people to know this as there is a stigma around mental health. However, this mentality has been changing, thank God. In any given year, here in Canada one out of every five has mental problems, and one out of three older than 65. I have told my dear wife that just as some have heart problems, other have problems with their brain. This is no fault of her. She is very weak and warn out and gets discouraged and depressed. That’s why I am asking my friends to pray for us, for strength and peace. We continue to rejoice in the Lord and have a fantastic future, but we need strength for the last stretch of the road. This is really serious, I have dealt with lots of problems during my life and ministry, but this tops it all, please pray. Thank you to those who have been praying for us.

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        Good morning, Mr. and Mrs. Haverkamp:

        I have enjoyed reading many of the episodes from your time in Belgium during past years. I was interested in Belgium because one of my former VBS students had gone there as a missionary–in a later era, of course.

        With regard to the Alzheimer’s matter, I do not know if this info is helpful or not and I am not presuming to advise. However, I am aware of some fairly current work in that field by a rather highly qualified couple. You may already be aware of them — Dean and Ayesha Sherzai. (Dean is his name, rather than his title. He does have a title, but not Dean). They are both MDs-plus, who worked prior to their present lives, in the National Institutes of Health, in the United States and who both had grandparents with Alzheimer’s, and are naturally keen, perhaps vehemently keen, to find solutions for this particular disease.

        Their work is not only on Alzheimer’s prevention BUT, as well, on Alzheimer’s reversal. Probably, stabilization would be a start and might be more than you are being offered, at the moment.

        In any case, you might become aware of recent and ongoing work within the Alzheimer’s field. Dr. Dean Sherzai is co-director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University along with his wife. Both are neurologists and hold MDs.

        I am not suggesting that Mrs. Haverkamp would need to enter their program or that you have would have to go there: they have written a fair bit, so, just as other literature enables us to move over space and time–this is no exception. It just might be information that could be helpful, alongside other information that you might receive.

        I believe that a good part of their therapy involves a plant-based aspect. Some of us have found this plant type of thing quite helpful in relation to other physical ills — I can tell you, as an aside, that twenty pounds of my weight disappeared without formal dieting whilst on one of the mostly-plant-based regimes — and it was never totally-plant-based, but it is evident that it is good medicine for some woes! However, that is not their total program.

        The helpful website would be the following: where you will see their medical qualifications and, at the top of the page, links to their resources.

        There is, of course, a quack born–probably every minute, and I am very aware of it — this couple, however, is doing creditable current research out of Loma Linda University. This is a Seventh Day Adventist institution; it is fully accredited, trains physicians, and so on. Researchers, secular ones, interestingly, often go there to get a subject group because Adventists who live in the area have some groups that are relatively uniform in their eating and lifestyle habits, so there are fewer extraneous factors to take into account. I imagine that the Sherzai’s are in this group: secular researchers who find that the population around Loma Linda, California, facilitates a clearer result.

        I do not suggest going there, but this couple has definitely written books and there are links to Internet things they do. There is a certain amount of information right on the WEB. Of course, there are also programs that can be paid for and so on, but, I guess I was thinking mainly of their WRITINGS.

        One of these might most likely be at your local library:

        The 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution: The Definitive Food and Lifestyle Guide to Preventing Cognitive Decline
        by Dean Sherzai and Ayesha Sherzai

        There is another book, as well: The Alzheimer’s Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age
        by Dean Sherzai and Ayesha Sherzai


        Beverley J. Ghezzi

      • Thank you, Beverley for the information, we have the book “The Alzheimer’s Solution” by the Sherzai’s. However, things are quite complicated here, I can’t go into detail. Thank you for your concern. God bless you.

      • Beverley Ghezzi

        Mr. Haverjamp: Thanks for your kind reply! We shall continue to pray for you and for Mrs. Haverkamp.
        Sincerely, in Christ,
        Beverley GhezziJulio

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