The Alzheimer's Answer: Reduce Your Risk and Keep Your Brain Healthy

The Alzheimer's Answer: Reduce Your Risk and Keep Your Brain Healthy

by Marwan Sabbagh

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In The Alzheimer's Answer, Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, a leading expert in Alzheimer's research, offers a complete guide to the latest information on preventing and slowing the progress of Alzheimer's. Drawing upon the most up-to-date information available on the disease as well as experiences from his clinical practice, Dr. Sabbagh translates the current ideas driving Alzheimer's treatment into practical information you can use to determine your risk, develop a prevention strategy, and help keep your brain and body healthy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470225738
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/02/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 877,927
File size: 2 MB

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 Justice Sandra Day O'Connor ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

Part I Preventing Alzheimer's

1 Alzheimer's Disease 9

2 Alzheimer's and the Brain 35

3 Is Preventing Alzheimer's Disease Really Possible? 45

Part II Real Risks

4 Your Alzheimer's IQ: Know Your Risk 61

5 Diabetes 81

6 Body Weight and Obesity 88

7 Stroke, Cerebrovascular Disease, and Heart Disease 98

8 Cognitive Killers 107

9 Blood Pressure and Hypertension 122

10 Estrogen and Hormone Replacement Therapy 130

Part III Real Recommendations

11 Eating Your Way out of Alzheimer's 139

12 Red Wine and Other Alcoholic Beverages 156

13 Managing Your Cholesterol and Lipids 164

14 Exercising Your Way toward Prevention 175

15 Staying Sharp with Mental Exercises 182

16 Anti-inflammatories and Alzheimer's 191

17 Vitamins May Protect 198

18 Supplements: Real Hope or Empty Promises? 212

Part IV If You Have Alzheimer's Disease

19 Get Help: Alzheimer's Is Treatable 237

20 The Future of Alzheimer's Disease 255

References 267

Index 299

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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 More than 1 year 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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