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The Anti-Alzheimer's Prescription: The Science-Proven Prevention Plan to Start at Any Age
     

The Anti-Alzheimer's Prescription: The Science-Proven Prevention Plan to Start at Any Age

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by Vincent Fortanasce
 

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From a world-renowned neurologist, the first book to feature a scientifically substantiated program for the only treatment for Alzheimer's: PREVENTION

Alzheimer's is a devastating and frightening disease, and as baby boomers age it's on the brink of becoming the great epidemic of the twenty-first century. Fortunately, by making proper lifestyle choices

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From a world-renowned neurologist, the first book to feature a scientifically substantiated program for the only treatment for Alzheimer's: PREVENTION

Alzheimer's is a devastating and frightening disease, and as baby boomers age it's on the brink of becoming the great epidemic of the twenty-first century. Fortunately, by making proper lifestyle choices and avoiding certain risk factors, most people can prevent Alzheimer's, and it can be delayed in those who are genetically predisposed. The Anti- Alzheimer's Prescription presents a unique four-step program that includes menus, recipes, exercises, stress reduction techniques, and neurobics to lower the risk of Alzheimer's by as much as 70 percent.

Dr. Fortanasce, who witnessed his own father's painful decline from the disease, is determined to stop Alzheimer's from becoming pandemic.

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Although Americans are living longer, healthier lives, the number of individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease will increase dramatically as the baby boomers continue to age. The incidence of memory disorders in people in their fifties and sixties is already growing at a troubling rate, according to physician Fortanasce (neurology, Univ. of Southern California). Learning how to control the risk factors for dementia is essential to preventing or delaying the onset of memory disorders, he believes. To that end, he prescribes a diet of "brain boosting foods" like good fats, complex carbohydrates, and lean protein; a regimen of aerobic and strength training routines; "neurobics," memory-improving mental workouts; adequate sleep; stress management; and relaxation techniques. Also covered are tips for choosing a physician if a failing memory is cause for concern, available diagnostic techniques, the importance of getting an early diagnosis to slow disease progression, current medical treatments (including holistic remedies), an "Anti-Alzheimer's Diet Plan" accompanied by recipes, and a body mass calculator. Baby boomers with elderly parents or who are approaching later life will find this to be an authoritative guide to memory disorders. Highly recommended for consumer and aging health collections along with P. Murali Doraiswamy and Lisa P. Gwyther's The Alzheimer's Action Plan, Cathryn Jakobson Ramin's Carved in Sand: When Attention Fails and Memory Fades in Midlife, and Gary Small's The Memory Bible.
—Karen McNally Bensing

From the Publisher
"The brain has a marvelous power to muster up its own internal medicine to prevent Alzheimer's disease. This book will show you how."
-William Sears, M.D., author of the Sears Parenting Library series

"The perfect game plan to prevent Alzheimer's disease."
-Tommy Lasorda, former MLB pitcher and manager

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440635731
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/31/2008
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
767,641
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"The brain has a marvelous power to muster up its own internal medicine to prevent Alzheimer's disease. This book will show you how."
-William Sears, M.D., author of the Sears Parenting Library series

"The perfect game plan to prevent Alzheimer's disease."
-Tommy Lasorda, former MLB pitcher and manager

Meet the Author

Vincent Fortanasce, M.D., directs a highly ranked neurological rehabilitation center in Southern California. Named one of the top 100 physicians in Los Angeles county, he hosts a monthly radio show, syndicated worldwide on EWTN.

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The Anti-Alzheimer's Prescription: The Science-Proven Plan to Start at Any Age 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Many of us worry about whether we will get Alzheimer¿s. This book helps calm that fear because the message is if we start now with diet and lifestyle changes, we can prevent or delay Alzheimer¿s. This book gives my wife and I hope that we can overcome the preventable and horrible Alzheimer¿s disease. Dr. Fortanasce explains in a clear way reasonable changes we can make, without prescription medication to enhance and protect our brain.