The EXPERTS RAVE about “100 Simple Things You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer’s…”
“There is a gem of knowledge and insight on every page. Most important, this book offers hope —something you can do right now to change your future. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who wants to protect their minds as they grow old.” –Gary L. Wenk, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Ohio State University
“In this marvelous book, Jean Carper has done all the leg-work for the reader by basing it on the very recent scientific literature and direct contacts with many Alzheimer’s disease researchers. She has a unique and refreshing writing style. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to maintain their cognitive abilities during aging and reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s—which should be all of us! –Gary W. Arendash, Ph.D., Research Professor of the Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
“A wonderful book that appeals to the lay person, physician and scientist alike, with its beautifully outlined “what to do” approaches to dealing with the threat of such a frightening disease. It is a must read for all of us.” –Brian J. Balin, Ph.D., Professor, Center for Chronic Disorders of Aging, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
“A refreshingly positive view of Alzheimer’s disease and what you can do to reduce your risk.”—Suzanne Tyas, Ph.D, associate professor of Behavioural Neuroscience, University of Western Ontario.
“With style and wit Jean Carper has assembled all the simple things that people can do to delay the onset of age-related memory loss, an idea that may sound revolutionary to some, but is all research-based. My advice is simple: Read this book!” –Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown Medical School
“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.”–Publishers Weekly
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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.
Two things that stand out most to me about Jean Carper’s wonderful book are, first of all, its clarity. For a text so full of research and science it is completely and thankfully understandable. It’s also thoroughly readable. Short, fact-filled chapters, cheerful and to-the-point make “100 Simple Things You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer’s” a real page-turner!—Robin Deck.