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The Anti-Alzheimer's Prescription: The Science-Proven Prevention Plan to Start at Any Age

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From a world-renowned neurologist: the first book to feature a scientifically substantiated program for the only treatment for Alzheimer's: prevention.Alzheimer's is pandemic among older adults worldwide, and as baby boomers age it promises to be the Great American Epidemic of the twenty-first century. Unlike other books in the category, which focus primarily on caring for ...more
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Published July 31st 2008 by Gotham Books
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Barbara
I recently listened to a 10 day web event called "Awakening from Alzheimer's". This author was one of the many interviewees on the program. His approach appealed to me--just solid common sense. I decided to read his book and was quite impressed. His program is based on 4 parts--good nutrition, plenty of exercise, mental stimulation, and a combination of adequate sleep and stress reduction techniques. It all made sense to me and I'm already doing most of these things as part of my cardiac rehab p ...more
Linda B
Aug 20, 2009 Linda B rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Anti-Alzheimer’s Prescription is an interesting look at one of the most dreaded diseases, Alzheimer’s. The book presents a fact-filled guide to better health and what lifestyle changes you can make to help prevent the onset of the disease.

Broken down in three parts, Dr. Fortanasce first explains in layman’s terms what is known about Alzheimer’s and how to evaluate your personal risk factors. The second part of the book is a four-step plan to help prevent the disease by targeting specific he
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Janice
Much of what Dr. Fortanasce recommends here is not news--eating, exercising, staying socially connected. What was new, at least for me, was the emphasis on "neurobics", which are brain exercises. This goes way beyond the cross-word puzzle, this is apparently a whole new field. My husband and I found several books that contain nothing but the neurobics exercises--will be fun to do even if we end up loosing our minds in the long run. Dr. Fortanasce is probably way too optimistic about how much all ...more
Ken
Sep 03, 2009 Ken rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
this disease is the 2nd most feared medical condition after cancer. There is little new info in the book that is not already mentioned regularly in the press. but is nicely consolidated here.

the essentials are:
- exercise
- eat well (incl. antidioxant in your diet)
- exercise your mind
- exercise again

things that everyone already knows, but does little. Books like this help you to re-focus on what you should do.

Enjoy!
Pat
Feb 15, 2012 Pat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Of course the "prescription" is the same advice we have heard for years but I really liked how Dr Fortansce approached teaching you about Alzheimers as well as giving the WHY for the lifestyle changes he prescribes - exercise, diet, keeping your brain active basically. But instead of just saying "do this", he describes the reasons, what is going on in your body and how it reacts to your lifestyle choices.

It gave me renewed determination to follow this lifestyle and that's just what I needed!
Frank
Apr 14, 2009 Frank rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I guess any knowledge about this topic is OK, this however claims to be a prescription for avoiding the disease and I doubt it will do so if it is in your destiny. However, nothing here will do you any harm:
Exercise, rest, eat well, avoid stress, seek happy relationships and always learn new things.
Marcie
Mar 11, 2010 Marcie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been eating steel-cut oatmeal with blueberries for breakfast ever since I finished reading the book! Ended up buying a copy of it for my mom's 68th birthday present. Very well done and gently introduces the idea that diet, exercise, stress elimination, and social involvement may be more effective than any magic pill...
Dolores
Jun 26, 2009 Dolores rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Exercise, eat wisely -- validates other things I've heard.
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