Alzheimers
The 36 Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring For Persons with Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, And Memory Loss in Later Life
The 36 Hour Day
A Family Guide to Caring For Persons with Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, And Memory Loss in Later Life
Mass Market Paperback      ISBN: 0446615218
Aliceheimer’s: Alzheimer’s Through the Looking Glass
Aliceheimer’s
Alzheimer’s Through the Looking Glass
Paperback      ISBN: 027107468x
"A graphic memoir of the author's experiences of her mother's battle with dementia. Illustrates the two-way nature of storytelling as a process that heals both the giver and the receiver of story"--Provided by publisher.
Alzheimer's Disease: What If There Was a Cure?
Alzheimer's Disease
What If There Was a Cure?
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1591203198
Argues that the effects of Alzheimer's disease can be lessened by ketones that are produced when the liver converts medium-chain fatty acids, including those found in coconut oil.
The Alzheimer's Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life
The Alzheimer's Prevention Program
Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0761165266
"The only "cure" for Alzheimer's is prevention, and The Alzheimer's Prevention Program shows the reader how to take control. The program begins with an assessment test checking everything from recall to physical balance. Then, with a baseline established, it introduces the 7-Day jumpstart program - just seven days to begin to improve everything: memory training 101, including the author's easy-to-use "Look, Snap, Connect" memory technique. Daily mental workouts to sharpen your brain: wordplay, letter scrambles, 3-D drawings, tricky equations, logic challenges, and number sequences. Healthy brain nutrition, filled with antioxidants - berries, avocados, raw vegetables; omega-3 rich, anti-inflammatory food choices, including fish, whole grains, legumes; andthe memory-boosting spices most often found in Indian curries. Stress-reduction strategies to fortify neurons. Best aerobic and strength exercises"--
The Alzheimer's Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age
The Alzheimer's Solution
A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0062666479
Outlines a program for preventing Alzheimer's disease and reversing the symptoms of cognitive decline, building on the controversial premise that 90 percent of Alzheimer's cases are preventable through lifestyle factors. 75,000 first printing.
The Alzheimer's Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age
The Alzheimer's Solution
A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age
Paperback      ISBN: 0062666487
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.
Be With: Letters to a Caregiver
Be With
Letters to a Caregiver
Paperback      ISBN: 1771962437
Drawing on the author
Before I Forget: Love, Hope, Help, and Acceptance in Our Fight Against Alzheimer's
Before I Forget
Love, Hope, Help, and Acceptance in Our Fight Against Alzheimer's
Paperback      ISBN: 0553447157
"I know where I'm going. I'm still myself. I just can't remember things as well as I once did. So on short trips, I work hard not to be confused. I'll say to myself, "What are we going to do? How long are we staying?" It's like I'm talking to my other self--the self I used to be. She tells me, "This is what we need to buy--not that." I'm conscious of that other self guiding me now." Restaurateur, magazine publisher, celebrity chef, and nationally known lifestyle maven, B. Smith is struggling at 64 witha tag she never expected to add to that string: Alzheimer's patient. She's not alone. Every 67 seconds someone newly develops it, and millions of lives are affected by its aftershocks. B. and her husband, Dan, working with Vanity Fair contributing editor Michael Shnayerson, unstintingly share their unfolding story. Crafted in short chapters that interweave their narrative with practical and helpful advice, readers learn about dealing with Alzheimer's day-to-day challenges: the family realities and tensions, ways of coping, coming research that may tip the scale, as well lessons learned along the way. At its heart, though, Before I Forget is a love story: illuminating a love of family, life, and hope"--
A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier
A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease
300 Tips for Making Life Easier
Paperback      ISBN: 1932603166
This guide outlines the progressive reduction of brain functions caused by Alzheimer's disease, and offer tips on caring for the Alzheimer patient during the early, moderate, and severe stages of the disease. The tips are arranged according to the themes of memory, language, complex task, social skill, judgment, reasoning, ambulation, and sensory functions. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Dementia Reimagined: Building a Life of Joy and Dignity from Beginning to End
Dementia Reimagined
Building a Life of Joy and Dignity from Beginning to End
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 073521090x
The cultural and medical history of dementia and Alzheimer's disease by a leading psychiatrist and bioethicist who urges us to turn our focus from cure to care. Despite being a physician and a bioethicist, Tia Powell wasn't prepared to address the challenges she faced when her grandmother, and then her mother, were diagnosed with dementia--not to mention confronting the hard truth that her own odds aren't great. In the U.S., 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day; by the time a person reaches 85, their chances of having dementia approach 50 percent. And the truth is, there is no cure, and none coming soon, despite the perpetual promises by pharmaceutical companies that they are just one more expensive study away from a pill. Dr. Powell's goal is to move the conversation away from an exclusive focus on cure to a genuine appreciation of care--what we can do for those who have dementia, and how to keep life meaningful and even joyful. Reimagining Dementia is a moving combination of medicine and memoir, peeling back the untold history of dementia, from the story of Solomon Fuller, a black doctor whose research at the turn of the twentieth century anticipated important aspects of what we know about dementia today, to what has been gained and lost with the recent bonanza of funding for Alzheimer's at the expense of other forms of the disease. In demystifying dementia, Dr. Powell helps us understand it with clearer eyes, from the point of view of both physician and caregiver. Ultimately, she wants us all to know that dementia is not only about loss--it's also about the preservation of dignity and hope.