A physician, writer, and a motivational speaker, Dr. Shuvendu Sen is the author of Amazon bestseller Why Buddha Never Had Alzheimer’s: a Holistic Treatment Approach through Meditation, Yoga and the Arts, (published/marketed by HCI/Simon & Schuster), that received the 2017 Nautilus Award, bestowed previously to His Holiness Dalai Lama, Noble Peace Prize Winner Desmond Tutu, Deepak Chopra, Mariel Hemingway among others.
Inaugurated by the Indian Consulate, New York at the First International Yoga Conference, the book has been selected at the American Expo, Beijing/Frankfurt Book Fairs and has been recently translated into French by Hachette Foundation and Italian by Terra Nuova Publishers.
Excerpts and reviews of the book have appeared in many prestigious prints and online journals including Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement ( Founder, Maria Shriver), Yoga Magazine, Counselor magazine among others.
His previous book titled A Doctor’s Diary (publisher, Times Group Books) was selected at the New York South Asian Literary Festival, 2014, and World Book Fair, 2016.
Dr. Sen is the recipient of the Men of Distinction Award from New York State Senate, the Oscar Edwards Award from the American College of Physicians, and has been thrice nominated for United States Pushcart Award for his columns and other works of fiction.
Dr. Sen holds a column for the Times of India and previously blogged for the New Jersey Voices Section of The Star-Ledger. His stories, poems, articles have appeared in many prestigious journals/media.
An invited speaker for United Nations officials, World Parliament of Religions, Toronto, Canada, Indian Consulate, New York, Duke University, Harvard Medical School, City University of New York among many others, Dr. Sen has been featured by major television and radio channels nationally and internationally, including WRAL (NBC affiliated), CNN, PBS, CBS, Citizens TV, WRAL, among others.
Why Buddha Never Had Alzheimer's: A Holistic Treatment Approach through Meditation, Yoga, and the Arts, Health Communications Inc; 1st edition (October 24, 2017) Language : English
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?
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—and when you think about it, that's where Alzheimer's disease develops—in the mind.
But, 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. Why Buddha Never Had Alzheimer's is precisely what is needed to cause a drastic and necessary revolution in medical care.