The End of Alzheimer's

The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline

Author: Dale Bredesen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735216207

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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Everyone knows someone who has survived cancer, but no one knows anyone who has survived Alzheimer's Disease. Dale Bredesen, MD, offers hope to anyone looking to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer's Disease and cognitive decline. Arguing that AD is not one condition, as it is currently treated, but three, Bredesen outlines 36 metabolic factors (micronutrients, hormone levels, sleep) that can trigger "downsizing" in the brain. He then shows us how to rebalance these factors using lifestyle modifications like taking B12, eliminating gluten, or improving oral hygiene.

The End of Alzheimer's

The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline

Author: Dale Bredesen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735216223

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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The instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller A groundbreaking plan to prevent and reverse Alzheimer’s Disease that fundamentally changes how we understand cognitive decline. Everyone knows someone who has survived cancer, but until now no one knows anyone who has survived Alzheimer's Disease. In this paradigm shifting book, Dale Bredesen, MD, offers real hope to anyone looking to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer's Disease and cognitive decline. Revealing that AD is not one condition, as it is currently treated, but three, The End of Alzheimer’s outlines 36 metabolic factors (micronutrients, hormone levels, sleep) that can trigger "downsizing" in the brain. The protocol shows us how to rebalance these factors using lifestyle modifications like taking B12, eliminating gluten, or improving oral hygiene. The results are impressive. Of the first ten patients on the protocol, nine displayed significant improvement with 3-6 months; since then the protocol has yielded similar results with hundreds more. Now, The End of Alzheimer’s brings new hope to a broad audience of patients, caregivers, physicians, and treatment centers with a fascinating look inside the science and a complete step-by-step plan that fundamentally changes how we treat and even think about AD.

The End of Alzheimer’s

The First Programme to Prevent and Reverse the Cognitive Decline of Dementia

Author: Dr Dale Bredesen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473550750

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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The first proven plan to reverse Alzheimer’s Disease. In The End of Alzheimer’s Dr Dale Bredesen offers real hope to anyone looking to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer’s Disease and the cognitive decline of dementia. Revealing that AD is not one condition but in fact three, he outlines 36 metabolic factors, including micronutrients, hormone levels and sleep, which together can trigger downsizing in the brain. Dr Bredesen then outlines a proven, step-by-step protocol to rebalance these factors, which patients can follow with the help of a healthcare professional (note: blood tests are required in order to tailor individual plans). There are also general lifestyle and dietary changes all readers can adopt to improve cognitive health. - Rewrites the science of Alzheimer’s Disease - Proven step-by-step advice to follow with your doctor - Offers real hope to patients, carers and health professionals - The first major breakthrough to stop Alzheimer’s in its tracks Survival rates in many life-threatening conditions, such as cancer, have been steadily improving for years. But until now nobody had ever survived Alzheimer's Disease. The results, however, of Dr Bredesen’s protocol are impressive: of the first ten patients on the protocol, nine displayed significant improvement within three to six months; since then the protocol has yielded similar results with hundreds more. Dr Bredesen is also focusing on training UK healthcare professionals in his protocol with a further 200 professionals set to receive training this coming spring.

The Alzheimer's Solution

A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age

Author: Dean Sherzai,Ayesha Sherzai

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062666495

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

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A revolutionary, proven program for reversing the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline from award winning neurologists and codirectors of the Brain Health and Alzheimer's Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center Over 47 million people are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease worldwide. While all other major diseases are in decline, deaths from Alzheimer’s have increased radically. What you or your loved ones don’t yet know is that 90 percent of Alzheimer’s cases can be prevented. Based on the largest clinical and observational study to date, neurologists and codirectors of the Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, offer in The Alzheimer’s Solution the first comprehensive program for preventing Alzheimer’s disease and improving cognitive function. Alzheimer’s disease isn’t a genetic inevitability, and a diagnosis does not need to come with a death sentence. Ninety percent of grandparents, parents, husbands, and wives can be spared. Ninety percent of us can avoid ever getting Alzheimer’s, and for the 10 percent with strong genetic risk for cognitive decline, the disease can be delayed by ten to fifteen years. This isn’t an estimate or wishful thinking; it’s a percentage based on rigorous science and the remarkable results the Sherzais have seen firsthand in their clinic. This much-needed revolutionary book reveals how the brain is a living universe, directly influenced by nutrition, exercise, stress, sleep, and engagement. In other words: what you feed it, how you treat it, when you challenge it, and the ways in which you allow it to rest. These factors are the pillars of the groundbreaking program you’ll find in these pages, which features a personalized assessment for evaluating risk, a five-part program for prevention and symptom-reversal, and day-by-day guides for optimizing cognitive function. You can prevent Alzheimer’s disease from affecting you, your family, friends, and loved ones. Even with a diagnosis, you can reverse cognitive decline and add vibrant years to your life. The future of your brain is finally within your control.

The Last Days of Alzheimer's Dementia

Summary of Bredesen Protocol

Author: Precious Godson,Dale Bredesen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983862465

Category:

Page: 102

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The Last Days of Alzheimer's Dementia is a book that centers on the basic principles of how to curb Alzheimer being the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer's has about 1.5 million cases per year in Nigeria (Africa). Therefore, treatment can help, but the condition cannot be cured (no cure presently). The authors are too familiar with the devastation of Alzheimer's dementia directly and indirectly. Precious & Andy both witnessed the progression of Alzheimer's in the life of their late grandparents. As research analysts, they have examined all of the evidence-based research on Alzheimer's and the Bredesen protocol in order to offer a simple summary of ReCODE geared towards protecting the brain from Alzheimer's disease. It is accessible and easy to read (follow). The Last Days of Alzheimer's Dementia offers: * Basic understanding of Alzheimer's dementia* Explanations of how genetics, down syndrome, age, sex and others pose as risk factor of Alzheimer's* Basic summary of the Bredesen protocol and the life style to follow during the process* Foods and fruits one is expected to eat frequently* Foods and fruits one is to eat less and the ones we are to avoid* Supplements and herbs to the ReCODE (Bredesen protocol) Alzheimer's dementia is complex but The Last Days of Alzheimer's Dementia backed with a summary of the Bredesen protocol formerly called the MEND protocol now known to be ReCODE it gives more guide - making it easy to understand by giving you more information about the disease and the way forward. Health is wealth - invest in it wisely, because this book will help launch us all into a world free from Alzheimer's disease.

The End of Memory

A Natural History of Aging and Alzheimer’s

Author: Jay Ingram

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466887915

Category: Science

Page: 304

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It is a wicked disease that robs its victims of their memories, their ability to think clearly, and ultimately their lives. For centuries, those afflicted by Alzheimer's disease have suffered its debilitating effects while family members sit by, watching their loved ones disappear a little more each day until the person they used to know is gone forever. The disease was first described by German psychologist and neurologist Alois Alzheimer in 1906. One hundred years and a great deal of scientific effort later, much more is known about Alzheimer's, but it still affects millions around the world, and there is no cure in sight. In The End of Memory, award-winning science author Jay Ingram writes a biography of this disease that attacks the brains of patients. He charts the history of the disease from before it was noted by Alois Alzheimer through to the twenty-first century, explains the fascinating science of plaques and tangles, recounts the efforts to understand and combat the disease, and introduces us to the passionate researchers who are working to find a cure. An illuminating biography of "the plague of the twenty-first century" and scientists' efforts to understand and, they hope, prevent it, The End of Memory is a book for those who want to find out the true story behind an affliction that courses through families and wreaks havoc on the lives of millions.

The Spectrum of Hope

An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Author: Gayatri Devi

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 1523500581

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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Imagine finding a glimmer of good news in a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. And imagine how that would change the outlook of the 5 million Americans who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, not to mention their families, loved ones, and caretakers. A neurologist who’s been specializing in dementia and memory loss for more than 20 years, Dr. Gayatri Devi rewrites the story of Alzheimer’s by defining it as a spectrum disorder—like autism, Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects different people differently. She encourages people who are worried about memory impairment to seek a diagnosis, because early treatment will enable doctors and caregivers to manage the disease more effectively through drugs and other therapies. Told through the stories of Dr. Devi’s patients, The Spectrum of Hope is the kind of narrative medical writing that grips the reader, humanizes the science, and offers equal parts practical advice and wisdom with skillful ease. But beyond the pleasures of great reading, it’s a book that offers real hope. Here are chapters on how to maintain independence and dignity; how to fight depression, anxiety, and apathy; how to communicate effectively with a person suffering from dementia. Plus chapters on sexuality, genetics, going public with the diagnosis, even putting together a bucket list—because through her practice, Dr. Devi knows that the majority of Alzheimer’s patients continue to live and work in their communities. They babysit their grandkids, drive to the store (or own the store), serve their clients, or otherwise live fulfilling lives. That’s news that 5 million people are waiting to hear.

The Alzheimer's Antidote

Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline

Author: Amy Berger

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603587098

Category: COOKING

Page: 352

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A Comprehensive Metabolic & Lifestyle Approach A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease in 2016 is startlingly similar to a half-century ago. Despite decades of research and millions of dollars invested in uncovering the causes and developing treatments for this devastating illness, progress has been slow, with each new "blockbuster" drug proving to be as big a disappointment as the ones that went before it. Today, an Alzheimer's diagnosis is a death sentence. However, there may be ways to prevent, delay, and possibly even reverse the course of this crippling neurodegenerative disease. In The Alzheimer's Antidote, Certified Nutrition Specialist Amy Berger presents a multi-pronged nutrition and lifestyle intervention to combat Alzheimer's disease at its roots. Berger's research shows that Alzheimer's results from a fuel shortage in the brain: As neurons become unable to harness energy from glucose, they atrophy and die, leading to classic symptoms like memory loss and behavioral changes. This is a revolutionary approach--one that has been discussed in the scientific literature for years but has only recently been given credence in clinical settings, thanks to extremely promising studies wherein Alzheimer's patients have experienced complete reversals of the condition. Medical and scientific journals are full of research showing alternate ways to fuel the starving brain, but no one has been bringing this essential information to the people who need it most--until now. In a culture obsessed with miracle medications, the pharmaceutical route for tackling Alzheimer's has been a massive failure. Pills and potions don't address underlying causes, and regarding Alzheimer's, they typically fail to improve even the symptoms. As a metabolic problem, the only effective way to treat Alzheimer's may be a multifaceted approach that fundamentally reprograms energy generation in the brain. The good news is, the secret is as simple as switching to a low-carb, high-fat diet. The Alzheimer's Antidote shows us that cognitive decline is not inevitable, but if it does occur, we don't have to sit idly by and wait helplessly while it progresses and worsens. Amy Berger empowers loved ones and caregivers of Alzheimer's sufferers, and offers hope and light against this otherwise unnavigable labyrinth of darkness.

In Pursuit of Memory

The Fight Against Alzheimer's

Author: Joseph Jebelli

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316398969

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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For readers of Atul Gawande, Siddhartha Mukherjee, and Henry Marsh, a riveting, gorgeously written biography of one of history's most fascinating and confounding diseases--Alzheimer's--from its discovery more than 100 years ago to today's race towards a cure. SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2017 Named "Science Book of the Month" by Bookseller Alzheimer's is the great global epidemic of our time, affecting millions worldwide -- there are more than 5 million people diagnosed in the US alone. And as our population ages, scientists are working against the clock to find a cure. Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli is among them. His beloved grandfather had Alzheimer's and now he's written the book he needed then -- a very human history of this frightening disease. But In Pursuit of Memory is also a thrilling scientific detective story that takes you behind the headlines. Jebelli's quest takes us from nineteenth-century Germany and post-war England, to the jungles of Papua New Guinea and the technological proving grounds of Japan; through America, India, China, Iceland, Sweden, and Colombia. Its heroes are scientists from around the world -- many of whom he's worked with -- and the brave patients and families who have changed the way that researchers think about the disease. This compelling insider's account shows vividly why Jebelli feels so hopeful about a cure, but also why our best defense in the meantime is to understand the disease. In Pursuit of Memory is a clever, moving, eye-opening guide to the threat one in three of us faces now.

Beating the Dementia Monster

How I Stopped the Advance of Cognitive Impairment from Alzheimer's Disease

Author: David Brown,David H Brown, PH.

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981347117

Category:

Page: 118

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In 2015, David Brown was shown three common words and was asked to remember them. He was drilled on the words repeatedly and was then asked a few minutes later to repeat them. He could recall only one word. Based on test results like this, his neurologist identified cognitive impairment. Later, his care team would read MRIs that showed progressive atrophy of his brain that signaled Alzheimer's disease. He was 65 years old. But late in 2017, Mr. Brown was given a test with 10 words to remember, and he could confidently recall nine of them. In another memory test, he scored perfectly. What happened? Mr. Brown investigated what was being shown by scientific research to actually counter cognitive decline. Based on his investigation, he formulated his own strategy which has worked spectacularly for him. He now wants to share that strategy with the hope that it will help others. In Beating the Dementia Monster, he tells his personal story and describes his strategy. He also identifies scientific research that explains why his strategy has worked so well. If you are looking for the magic dietary supplement or the exotic diet that will cure your cognitive decline, it's not here. However, if you or someone you love is facing the progression of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), there are things that you may be able to do to slow, stop, or even reverse cognitive decline. "David Brown's regimen has made a remarkable difference in his cognitive impairment. What he recommends is practical, doable, and good for all aspects of your health, both physical and psychological. It is something that anyone confronting MCI should try." Tae-Im Moon, Ph.D.Licensed Clinical Psychologist "Engaging and informative." Carrie S. Brown, Ph.D.Author of Rosie's Mom: Forgotten Women Workers of the First World War

The Alzheimer's Prevention Food Guide

A Quick Nutritional Reference to Foods That Nourish and Protect the Brain from Alzheimer's Disease

Author: Sue Stillman Linja, Rdn LD,Seanne Safaii-Waite, PhD Rdn LD

Publisher: Rockridge Press

ISBN: 9781623159085

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 194

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"Never has diet been so important for brain health and reducing risk for Alzheimer's. This is not a simple diet book--it's a food bible that tells you all you need to know to start eating your way to a healthy brain, right now!" --Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi, Director, Alzheimer's Genome Project; Director, Genetics and Aging Research Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital; and Joseph. P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School More than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer's disease. With no known cure, the thought of receiving an Alzheimer's diagnosis can be terrifying. But you can reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by making smart nutritional choices--and this book will show you exactly how. For authors Sue Stillman Linja and SeAnne Safaii-Waite, the devastation of Alzheimer's is all too familiar. They both witnessed the progression of Alzheimer's in their mothers. As registered dietitian nutritionists and researchers, they've examined all of the evidence-based research on diet and Alzheimer's in order to offer a simple and practical dietary approach to protecting the brain from Alzheimer's. With The Alzheimer's Prevention Food Guide, Sue and SeAnne show you how to start eating for total brain health before it's too late to prevent the development of Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's Prevention Food Guide is the first and only action-oriented food guide for making brain-nourishing dietary choices. You'll discover how easy it can be to incorporate everyday brain foods into your diet, easily and without stress. Accessible and easy-to-follow, The Alzheimer's Prevention Food Guide offers: A realistic 2-week meal plan that shows how doable it is to prepare brain-healthy meals Profiles of more than 100 common foods that highlight why they're nutritional powerhouses for brain health An easy-to-understand overview of diets being researched for brain health--from Mediterranean to MIND to Ketogenic--as well as the authors' own research-based recommendations for dietary guidelines. Alzheimer's disease is complex, but eating to prevent it doesn't have to be. The Alzheimer's Prevention Food Guide is your all-in-one nutritional resource for feeding your brain what's best for it--without making drastic changes.

The Salt Fix

How the Experts Got It All Wrong--And Why Eating More Might Save Your Life

Author: James DiNicolantonio

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0451496965

Category: MEDICAL

Page: 272

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"A ... cardiovascular research scientist [examines] conventional thinking about salt and explores ... the little-understood importance of it, the health dangers of having too little, and how, [in his view], salt can actually help you improve sports performance, crush sugar cravings, and stave off common chronic illnesses"--

Stop Alzheimer's Now!

How to Prevent & Reverse Dementia, Parkinson's, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis & Other Neurodegenerative Disorders

Author: Bruce Fife

Publisher: Piccadilly Books, Ltd.

ISBN: 0941599981

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

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Over 35 million people have dementia today. Each year 4.6 million new cases occur world-wide -- one new case every 7 seconds. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. Parkinson's disease, another progressive brain disorder, affects about 4 million people world-wide. Millions more suffer with other neurodegenerative disorders. The number of people affected by these destructive diseases continues to increase every year. Dementia and other forms of neurodegeneration are not a part of the normal ageing process. The brain is fully capable of functioning normally for a lifetime, regardless of how long a person lives. While ageing is a risk factor for neurodegeneration, it is not the cause! Dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders are disease processes that can be prevented and successfully treated. This book outlines a program using ketone therapy and diet that is backed by decades of medical and clinical research and has proven successful in restoring mental function and improving both brain and overall health. You will learn how to prevent and even reverse symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis (MS), Huntington's disease, epilepsy, diabetes, stroke, and various forms of dementia. The information in this book is useful not only for those who are suffering from neurodegenerative disease but for anyone who wants to be spared from ever encountering one or more of these devastating afflictions. These diseases don't just happen overnight. They take years, often decades, to develop. In the case of Alzheimer's disease, approximately 70 percent the brain cells responsible for memory are destroyed before symptoms become noticeable. You can stop Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases before they take over your life. The best time to start is now.

Summary - the End of Alzheimer's

The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline

Author: Onehour Reads

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781977797841

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Page: 34

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The End of Alzheimer's: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline | Book Summary | OneHourReads In the book, "The End of Alzheimer's: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline", Dale Bredesen challenges the pervading sense of hopelessness and helplessness that have trailed Alzheimer's disease. He disputes the fact that there is no effective treatment or prevention method for it, providing details of his extensive and highly successful research as evidence. Dale dissected the Alzheimer's disease, highlighting contributory factors- such as inflammation and toxic substances- that are responsible for the attendant cognitive decline in its sufferers. This book contains summary and key takeaways of the original book by Dale. The purpose of summarizing this book is to make for easier understanding of the original book and to help people to effectively understand, articulate, imbibe and practicalize the priceless information provided by Dave. Contained in this book, is an Executive Summary of the original book Key Takeaways & Brief chapter-by-chapter summaries To get this book, Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Download your Copy Right Away! Disclaimer: This is a summary, review of the book The End Of Alzheimer's and not the original book.

The Alzheimer's Prevention Program

Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life

Author: Gary Small,Gigi Vorgan

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 076117639X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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Want to keep Alzheimer’s at bay for years—ideally, forever? Prevention is the way, and this is the guide. Now in paperback and updated throughout, The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program is essential for everyone with a family history of Alzheimer’s, and for the 80 million baby boomers who worry whenever they forget someone’s name. It’s the book that shows how to strengthen memory and avoid everyday lapses. How to incorporate the top ten brain-protecting foods into your diet. How to cross-train your brain, exercising both the right and left hemisphere. And how to reduce stress, a risk factor for developing dementia and Alzheimer’s, through meditation and 11 other relaxation strategies. Written by the New York Times bestselling authors of The Memory Bible, this book is an easy-to-follow regimen based on the latest comprehensive research into Alzheimer’s disease, and especially the critical connection between lifestyle and susceptibility. The paperback edition is updated with a brand-new section that answers the most compelling questions asked of Dr. Small after publication of the first edition, including: the power of exercise to offset a genetic predisposition; antibodies that can clear Alzheimer’s plaques from the brain; and promising new treatments, from drugs to deep brain stimulation. It’s the science-based, breakthrough program that will bring mental clarity to every day and help you take control of your brain’s health.

The Wahls Protocol

How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine

Author: Terry L. Wahls,Eve Adamson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1583335218

Category: Cooking

Page: 421

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Outlines an integrative approach to healing chronic auto-immune conditions, describing how the physician author's perspectives dramatically changed after her diagnosis with MS and how she was able to reverse symptoms by combining a paleo diet and neuromuscular stimulation.

The Healthy Mind Cookbook

Big-Flavor Recipes to Enhance Brain Function, Mood, Memory, and Mental Clarity

Author: Rebecca Katz,Mat Edelson

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607742985

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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A collection of more than 120 recipes formulated to optimize brain health, boost memory, improve mood, sharpen the central nervous system, and more. Feed your mind. Depression, ADHD, memory loss, agitation: These may seem like inevitable byproducts of modern lives spent multitasking, not getting enough sleep, and operating on digital overload. But while much of the brain’s work still remains a mystery, a growing body of scientific evidence suggests that the food you eat directly affects how well your brain functions. Brain health also plays a significant role in staving off diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. In The Healthy Mind Cookbook, Rebecca Katz has harnessed the latest research on the brain to identify the foods that can improve the brain’s ability to control cognition, emotion, and physical function—all of which dictate memory and mood. She then translates the very best of brain science into the kitchen, using delicious nutrient-dense foods as a tool for promoting a healthy mind from childhood through the golden years. With a culinary pharmacy listing the benefits of key ingredients, complete nutritional details for each dish, and flavor-packed recipes for every meal of the day, including Avocado and Citrus Salad, Sweet Potato Hash, Turkish Lamb Sliders, and Chocolate Cherry Walnut Truffles, The Healthy Mind Cookbook will help lift the fog of everyday life so you can reach your full physical and mental potential. From the Hardcover edition.

The End of Alzheimer's?

A Differential Diagnosis Toward a Cure

Author: Thomas J Lewis Ph D,Thomas Lewis,Clement Trempe

Publisher: Tjlphd, LLC

ISBN: 9780692349854

Category:

Page: 480

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There is hope for sufferers of Alzheimer's disease and for those concerned about their future risk for the disease. The solution lies in the diagnosis, not in the treatments designated for the disease today. Alzheimer's is NOT a disease exclusively of the brain. A thorough broad and deep diagnosis of your entire health will often provide answers about the causes of Alzheimer's. With this knowledge in hand, you and your doctor may take measures to prevent, slow, stop, or reverse Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. In "The End of Alzheimer's - A Differential Diagnosis Toward a Cure." Drs. Lewis and Trempe explore the disease and a proper diagnosis in detail. They describe the pitfalls and shortcoming of current medical research and clinical medicine. Most importantly they provide a simplified guide through a mountain of emerging science and medical information and explain what to obtain for a proper and comprehensive diagnosis, why there is hope for disease sufferers today, and forecast optimism for effective treatments in the future. They also include a 5-phase program to prevent Alzheimer's, diagnosis the disease in asymptomatic people, find route causes of the disease, and offer disease management and treatment advice. Here is what experts are saying about "The End of Alzheimer's?" Dr. Alzheimer, for whom Alzheimer's disease is named, would be totally perplexed and disheartened at the fact that after a century of research and over 100,000 scientific and medical papers written on the subject, patients presently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease are no better off now than they were in 1907, when he diagnosed the first Alzheimer's case. This fact alone invites the troubling question, are we on the right track to finding a way to help Alzheimer patients? To search for an answer to this consequential question, one needs to read "The End of Alzheimer's?" by Dr. Thomas Lewis and Dr. Clement Trempe who write about this disquieting problem and possible ways to solve it. Drs. Lewis and Trempe have written a mind-opening, well-informed and intelligent account of the history, present and future interventions, and distillation of keen thinking on the subject of Alzheimer's disease. This book will be the focus of many prospective and pivotal discussions on how medical research will eventually govern this mind-shattering disorder. Jack C. de la Torre, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin Austin, Texas 79712, Senior Editor, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease The brilliant strategy by Drs. Lewis and Trempe takes advantage of revolutionary new concepts for guiding enhancement of immune function and treatment of chronic infections in prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. The diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment by psychological testing, combined with assessment of ophthalmological abnormalities and determination of health status through thorough testing of biochemical markers related to infection and inflammation, are necessary for improving the prognosis and reducing the risk of dementia. The implications of this strategy for the individual and for the population are enormous. Control of dementia, atherosclerosis, and degenerative diseases of aging by the insights of Drs. Lewis and Trempe has the potential for revolutionizing management of chronic disease in the general population. Kilmer S. McCully, MD, Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, United States Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02132. Pioneer of the Homocysteine Theory.

The 36-Hour Day

A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss

Author: Nancy L. Mace,Peter V. Rabins

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421422247

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 416

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Through five editions, The 36-Hour Day has been an essential resource for families who love and care for people with Alzheimer disease. Whether a person has Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia, he or she will face a host of problems. The 36-Hour Day will help family members and caregivers address these challenges and simultaneously cope with their own emotions and needs. Featuring useful takeaway messages and informed by recent research into the causes of and the search for therapies to prevent or cure dementia, this edition includes new information on • devices to make life simpler and safer for people who have dementia• strategies for delaying behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms• changes in Medicare and other health care insurance laws• palliative care, hospice care, durable power of attorney, and guardianship• dementia due to traumatic brain injury• choosing a residential care facility• support groups for caregivers, friends, and family members The central idea underlying the book—that much can be done to improve the lives of people with dementia and of those caring for them—remains the same. The 36-Hour Day is the definitive dementia care guide. -- Jeffrey Cummings, MD, ScD, Director, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Medical Neurology

Author: John Gilroy, M. D.,John Stirling Meyer

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780023436406

Category: Central nervous system

Page: 787

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