Alzheimer's Answer: Reduce Your Risk and Keep Your Brain Healthy

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"Dr. Sabbagh has written a book that points to a better public attitude toward Alzheimer's and a reasonable hope for transformation of the disease from a dreadful one-way street to a manageable, as well as treatable, chronic disorder that can allow continuing quality of life."
Hugh Downs

"Dr. Sabbagh provides a concise, up-to-date, and clear understandingabout what we can do to prevent and delay the onset and ...

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Overview

Praise for The Alzheimer's Answer

"Dr. Sabbagh has written a book that points to a better public attitude toward Alzheimer's and a reasonable hope for transformation of the disease from a dreadful one-way street to a manageable, as well as treatable, chronic disorder that can allow continuing quality of life."
Hugh Downs

"Dr. Sabbagh provides a concise, up-to-date, and clear understandingabout what we can do to prevent and delay the onset and progressionof Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's Answer is an importantbook for anyone concerned about what one can practically do aboutAlzheimer's disease."
William Rodman Shankle, M.S., M.D., Zenith Fellow Recipient, National Alzheimer's Association and Medical Director, The Shankle Clinic for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders

"This book has solid, straightforward answers to every Alzheimer's question I can think of. Thank you, Dr. Sabbagh, for this much-needed clarity."
David Shenk, author of The Forgetting

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* This sobering review of the current research on and recommendations for Alzheimer's argues for identifying and combating risk factors decades before symptoms appear. Like other major conditions affected by obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, among others, Alzheimer's is growing at a rapidly increasing rate. Neurologist Sabbagh has been involved in many important Alzheimer's research trials and founded the Sun Health Research Institute's Cleo Roberts Center, a facility for studying age-related diseases, located in the geriatric community–dense Sun City area of Phoenix. He explains the mechanisms by which the brain undergoes devastating changes that manifest as Alzheimer's; the differences between age-related memory loss, Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia; and ways to assess genetic liabilities and risk factors from lifestyle choices. Although treatment goals and expectations for those with Alzheimer's are modest, Sabbagh says most risk factors can be offset well before retirement age through diet, physical and mental exercise, brain-specific supplements and, in some cases, medications that lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, manage blood sugar and decrease inflammation. Sabbagh covers such concerns as exposure to toxic substances linked to neurological conditions and suggests many potent weapons to counteract development of brain plaque: omega-3 fatty acids, resveratrol, quercetin, folic acid, huperzine A, green tea and curcumin, among others. A guide to symptoms, diagnosis and treatment will prove helpful to patients and their families, while an overview of new drugs that could halt progression and possibly heal damaged brain cells offers hope for the future. (Feb.) (Publishers Weekly, December 17, 2007)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470044940
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/25/2008
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 994,003
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Marwan Sabbagh, M.D., a geriatric neurologist and leading expert in Alzheimer's research, founded the Sun Health Research Institute's Cleo Roberts Center for Clinical Research. He is a leading investigator for several prominent national Alzheimer's prevention and treatment trials, including the Alzheimer vaccine studies. He has authored or coauthored more than seventy medical and scientific articles on Alzheimer's research. Dr. Sabbagh is also a staff physician at Boswell Memorial Hospital, where he specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's. He is an adjunct professor at Midwestern University and Arizona State University.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

PART I. PREVENTING ALZHEIMER'S.

1. Alzheimer's disease.

2. Alzheimer';s and The Brain.

3. Is Preventing Alzheimer's Disease Really Possible?

PART II. REAL RISKS.

4. Your Alzheimer's IQ: Know Your Risk.

5. Diabetes.

6. Body Weight and Obesity.

7. Cerebrovascular Disease, Stroke, and Heart disease .

8. Cognitive Killers.

9. Blood Pressure and Hypertension.

10. Estrogen, and Hormone Replacement Therapy.

PART III. REAL RECOMMENDATIONS.

11. Eating Your Way Out of Alzheimer's.

12. Red Wine and Other Alcoholic Beverages.

13. Managing Cholesterol and lipids.

14. Exercising Your Way to Prevention.

15. Staying Sharp with Mental Exercises.

16. Anti-inflammatories and Alzheimer's.

17. Vitamins May Protect and Why.

18. Supplements: Real hope or empty promises?

PART IV. IF YOU HAVE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE.

19. Get Help: Alzheimer's Disease Is Treatable.

20. The Future of Alzheimer's Disease.

References.

Recommended Reading.

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