100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's and Age-Related Memory Loss

100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's and Age-Related Memory Loss

by Jean Carper
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100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's and Age-Related Memory Loss by Jean Carper

Most people think there is little or nothing you can do to avoid Alzheimer's. But scientists know this is no longer true. In fact, prominent researchers now say that our best and perhaps only hope of defeating Alzheimer's is to prevent it.

After best-selling author Jean Carper discovered that she had the major susceptibility gene for Alzheimer's, she was determined to find all the latest scientific evidence on how to escape it. She discovered 100 surprisingly simple scientifically tested ways to radically cut the odds of Alzheimer's, memory decline, and other forms of dementia. Did you know that vitamin B 12 helps keep your brain from shrinking? Apple juice mimics a common Alzheimer's drug? Surfing the internet strengthens aging brain cells? Exercise is like Miracle-Gro for your brain? Even a few preventive actions could dramatically change your future. 100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's will change the way you look at Alzheimer's and provide exciting new answers from the frontiers of brain research to help keep you and your family free of this heartbreaking disease.

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ISBN-13: 9780316121606
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 09/20/2010
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 196,870
File size: 630 KB

About the Author

Jean Carper is an award-winning medical journalist and the author of 23 books, including the New York Times bestsellers Food-Your Miracle Medicine, Stop Aging Now!, and Miracle Cures. She is a contributing editor to USA Weekend Magazine, and wrote the magazine's "Eat Smart" column for 14 years. She lives in Washington, D.C., and Florida.

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100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's and Age-Related Memory Loss 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want the truth about Alzheimer's read Sandra Day O'connor's New York Times Op-Ed (10/27/2010). "It attacks rich and poor, white-collar and blue, and women and men, without regard to party" "Experience has taught us that we cannot avoid Alzheimer's disease by having regular medical checkups, by being involved in nourishing relationships or by going to the gym or filling in crossword puzzles. Ronald Reagan suffered the ravages of this disease for a decade despite the support of his loving family, the extraordinary stimulation of his work, his access to the best medical care and his high level of physical fitness." Anyone who buys this book is proving the old adage that a fool and his money are soon parted. Nobody knows what causes Alzheimer's and until we do we cannot prevent it. It is common sense to eat right, exercise, etc. But none of this will prevent Alzheimer's! There must be a very special place reserved for anyone trying to profit off of people's fears by peddling such lies.
GChickie More than 1 year ago
While I have not found a book or article that has 100 unique solutions or ideas to a problem, I did find a lot of helpful information in this book. It was easy and quick to read. Explained where the research came from and how nothing for alzheimer's is an absolute cure. Worth reading if you have someone who has or if you have a family history of Alzheimer's.
plappen More than 1 year ago
For anyone in middle-age or older, Alzheimer's Disease is a major concern. This book shows easy ways to delay its onset, perhaps for years. If the recommendations in this book can be reduced to one sentence, it might be: Eat Right and Exercise Regularly. Eat lots of deep color berries, like black raspberries, cranberries, plums and strawberries; they are full of antioxidants. Apple juice can boost the brain's production of acetylcholine, just like the popular Alzheimer's drug Aricept. Large doses of caffeine, like several hundred mg per day, may help clean up your brain if you are showing signs of mental problems (people react differently to high doses of caffeine, so be aware of the side effects). If you have cholesterol problems, get it under control, now. Cinnamon gives a boost to malfunctioning insulin, allowing it to process sugar normally. Weak insulin can lead to diabetes, and can damage your brain cells. Did you know that coffee helps block cholesterol's bad effects on the brain, is anti-inflammatory and reduces the risk of depression, stroke and diabetes, which all promote dementia? Mental exercise is just as important as physical exercise. Fill up your brain with lots of interesting stuff, like education, marriage, language skills, etc. You can actually grow your brain with lots of physical, mental and social activities. If you can join a health club and work out regularly, do it. If going for a walk after dinner is more your speed, do it. Conscientious people are better able to cope with setbacks in life, and can better dodge chronic psychological distress, which boosts risks of dementia. If you are clinically depressed, get it treated, or you are more likely to develop Alzheimer's. Symptoms that look like Alzheimer's can easily be something else (and something easily treatable). Go to a geriatric neurologist and get the right diagnosis, now. The best way to prevent Alzheimer's is to reduce your personal risk factors, sooner rather than later. No one is expected to do everything in this book. Pick a dozen or so things that you can do every day, and stick with them. Anything that reduces the possibility of getting Alzheimer's, even by a little bit, is automatically a good thing. This book is very easy to read, and it is excellent.
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gene39 More than 1 year ago
The book is well organized, introduced, and written. The multiple chapters are an advantage for reading, stopping, and reviewing. There are several good references to other publications. The wise reader has the opportunity to evaluate, skip, and question the many viewpoints. I will use it as a reference for a long time. gene39
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