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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

Author: Jean Carper
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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? Ordinary infections and a popular anesthesia may trigger dementia? Meditating spurs the growth of new neurons? Exercise is like Miracle-Gro for your brain? Even a few preventive actions could dramatically change your future by postponing Alzheimer's so long that you eventually outlive it. If you can delay the onset of Alzheimer's for five years, you cut your odds of having it by half. Postpone Alzheimer's for ten years, and you'll most likely never live to see it. "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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"A refreshingly positive view of Alzheimer's disease and what you can do to reduce your risk." "Suzanne Tyas, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Studies and Gerontology and of Psychology, University of Waterloo""

Author description

Dr Daniel G Amen is a clinical neuroscientist, psychiatrist, Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and CEO of Amen Clinics, Inc in the US. He is the author of 19 books including the New York Times bestseller, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. www.amenclinic.com

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General Fields

  • : 9780316086851
  • : Little, Brown & Company
  • : Little, Brown & Co
  • : October 2010
  • : 216mm X 146mm X 25mm
  • : United States
  • : November 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 616.831
  • : 322
  • : Jean Carper