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

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

by Marwan Sabbagh
     
 

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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 understanding

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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 understanding of what we can do to prevent and delay the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's Answer is an important book for anyone concerned about what one can practically do about Alzheimer'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

In The Alzheimer's Answer, Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, a leading expert in Alzheimer's research, offers a complete guide to the latest information on preventing and slowing the progress of Alzheimer's. Drawing upon the most up-to-date information available on the disease as well as experiences from his clinical practice, Dr. Sabbagh translates the current ideas driving Alzheimer's treatment into practical information you can use to determine your risk, develop a prevention strategy, and help keep your brain and body healthy.

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470522455
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/30/2009
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
918,996
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

MARWAN SABBAGH, M.D., a geriatric neurologist and leading expert in Alzheimer's research, is a founding member and chief medical scientific officer at the Sun Health Research Institute's Cleo Roberts Center for Clinical Research. Dr. Sabbagh is also a staffphysician at Boswell Memorial Hospital, where he specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's.

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