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100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's and Age-Related Memory Lossby 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.
"If trying something new can delay or offset the effects of Alzheimer's, as former CNN medical correspondent and syndicated 'EatSmart' columnist Carper (The Food Pharmacy) contends, then readers would do well to try many of the ideas she offers in this empowering compendium. Genetically disposed to Alzheimer's, Carper, now in her 70s, has compressed the latest research on this and other types of dementia into short sections, each with a bottom-line action plan. While some are basic to all-around good health (e.g., taking a multivitamin, not smoking, limiting alcohol), others might surprise: consuming apple juice and vinegar, meditating, and surfing the Internet. Although Carper admits she has not tried all of them, she recommends that readers experiment with those best suited to their situations. Even a few nutritional (a Mediterranean diet) and lifestyle (exercise, stress relief, sleep) changes, she states, can gain as much as a decade disease-free, and by supplementing with anti-Alzheimer's powerhouses like niacin, choline, folic acid, and alpha lipoic acid, readers can push mental decline even further into the future. Whether in their 20s or well into retirement, readers will likely feel motivated to do the impossible: beat the approaching epidemic of a disease commonly viewed as hopeless. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
When bestselling author Carper discovered she had the Alzheimer's gene, she was determined to find out if there was anything she could do to help herself. In this resource she teaches how to take simple and effective steps to battle age-related memory loss and prevent Alzheimer's.
When bestselling author Jean Carper discovered she had the Alzheimer's gene, she was determined to find out if there was anything she could do to help herself. As it turns out, there was quite a lot. In 100 SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT ALZHEIMER'S, Jean Carper teaches readers how to take simple and effective steps to battle age-related memory loss and prevent Alzheimer's Disease.
Based on the latest scientific findings and distilled into 100 short-form essays, 100 SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT ALZHEIMER'S includes such surprising strategies as drinking apple juice; taking care of your gums; powering up with Acetyl-L-Carnitine, reading; and even simply trying new things. Carper discusses the major theories of Alzheimer's as well as the newest interventions. She provides the scientific rationale behind the tools in the book and details instructions on how readers can apply particular steps to their lives. A fresh, science-based approach on how to save your brain from damage caused by age-related dementia and Alzheimer's.
About the Author
Jean Carper is an award-winning medical journalist and the author of 23 books, including the New York Times bestsellers Food-Your Miracle Medicine, Stop Aging Now!, and Miracle Cures. She is a contributing editor to USA Weekend Magazine, and wrote the magazine's "Eat Smart" column for 14 years. She lives in Washington, D.C., and Florida.
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