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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ISBN-13: 9780470522455
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 12/30/2009
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 897,336
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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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Table of Contents

Foreword by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

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 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.

References.

Index.

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Alzheimer's Answer: Reduce Your Risk and Keep Your Brain Healthy 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
dr_zirk on LibraryThing 10 months ago
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.
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