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

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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.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2010.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316086851
Branch Call Number: 616.83106 CAR
Characteristics: xiv, 322 pages ;,22 cm


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elvira13 Sep 11, 2014

a good read, packed with simple practical ideas for your daily life. what i liked the most was the positive message - the damage to your brains could be reversible

May 12, 2012

I like this book a lot, and I'm sharing the details with a friend who is concerned about the brain health of her partner. There are lots of simple practical things that one can do to keep one's brain in good shape, and the research behind the "100 simple things" seems good I like the book well enough that I've bought my own copy.

Jul 11, 2011

Simple ideas. Good online resources. Interesting given latest research.

Feb 10, 2011

Practical suggestions for a healthy life that may in fact prevent later memory loss and dementia. It is never too soon!

debwalker Jan 02, 2011

Being active physically, mentally and socially may lower your risk of Alzheimer's. A Harvard Medical Study found that any combination of moderate activity, such as climbing stairs, golfing, yard work or housework for at least an hour a day reduced the risk of dementia by 45%. Carper's advice: "Use it or lose it." Experts believe exercise keeps dementia at a distance by promoting blood flow to the brain and helping to flush away damaging protons. Learning new things and having an active social life prevent brain cells from atrophying and actually enlarge them. The kinds of mental activities recommended are anything that gives your brain a good workout, like playing Scrabble, learning a language, mastering a new musical instrument or reading difficult books. It's the effort, not how well you do, that helps keep memory and thinking intact. If you're great at crosswords, you should probably find something more challenging.

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