A front-line researcher offers cutting-edge advice on preventing and slowing the progress of Alzheimer's
Drawing on the most up-to-date information available on the disease as well as experiences from his clinical practice, Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, a leading expert in Alzheimer's research, translates the current ideas driving Alzheimer's treatment into practical information you can use to determine your risk and develop a prevention strategy. You'll find tools for assessing your personal Alzheimer's risk and ""What You Can Do"" sections to help you keep your brain and body healthy, plus information on the treatment of Alzheimer's and its complications.
- Gives you the most up-to-date information on Alzheimer's and Alzheimer's prevention
- Written by a neurologist specializing in geriatric neurology and dementia who is one of the country's leading experts in Alzheimer's research
- Includes exciting revelations, such as finding that early onset Alzheimer's can be significantly slowed in its progress, giving the patient as many as ten to fifteen added years of quality life
There are an estimated 5.2 million people living with Alzheimer's in America today. If you or someone you love is at risk of developing the disease or wishes to slow its advancement, this book will give you vital information to help you reduce risk and safeguard health and quality of life.
|Publisher:||Turner Publishing Company|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Table of ContentsForeword by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
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.
6 Body Weight and Obesity.
7 Stroke, Cerebrovascular Disease, 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 Your Cholesterol and Lipids.
14 Exercising Your Way toward Prevention.
15 Staying Sharp with Mental Exercises.
16 Anti-inflammatories and Alzheimer’s.
17 Vitamins May Protect.
18 Supplements: Real Hope or Empty Promises?
PART IV If You Have Alzheimer’s Disease.
19 Get Help: Alzheimer’s Is Treatable.
20 The Future of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Alzheimer's Answer is a very readable summary of the current state of knowledge about the disease of Alzheimer's as well as an exploration of what is known about preventive measures. The first half of the book focuses largely on the biology of the disease, while the second half looks at aspects of diet, exercise, and supplementation that may play a role in preventing Alzheimer's (the author is quite candid about the limited prospects for ever really seeing a cure). While I have come across much better sources explaining the biology and physiology of Alzheimer's, I was very impressed with the latter portion of the book, which provides practical evaluations of what lifestyle changes can possibly make a difference in at least delaying the onset of Alzheimer's in susceptible patients. It's the practical nature of this later material that makes Dr. Sabbagh's book worth reading.