Diet and Nutrition in Dementia and Cognitive Decline

Diet and Nutrition in Dementia and Cognitive Decline
Author: Colin R. Martin,Victor R. Preedy
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1260
Release: 2014-12-30
ISBN 10: 0124079393
ISBN 13: 9780124079397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diet and Nutrition in Dementia and Cognitive Decline Book Review:

Diet and Nutrition in Dementia and Cognitive Decline offers researchers and clinicians a single authoritative source which outlines the complex interrelationships between cognitive decline, dementia and the way diet can be modified to improve outcomes. In a cross-disciplinary field like dementia research and practice, clinicians and researchers need a comprehensive resource which will quickly help them identify a range of nutritional components and how they affect cognitive decline and the development of dementia. While the focus is on clinical applications, the book also features landmark and innovative preclinical studies that have served as the foundation of rigorous trials. Chapters explore the evidence of how nutritional components, either in the diet or supplements, can either impede the development to, or progression from, the onset of dementia. Authors investigate how conditions and processes overlap between defined conditions and present studies which show that dietary components may be equally effective in a number of conditions characterized by declining cognition or dementia. This book represents essential reading for researchers and practicing clinicians in nutrition, dietetics, geriatrics, nursing, neurology, and psychology, as well as researchers, such as neuroscientists, molecular and cellular biochemists, interested in dementia. Explores the complex interrelationships between cognitive decline, dementia and the way diet can be modified to improve outcomes Focuses on both clinical nutrition applications and the innovative preclinical studies that serve as the foundation for rigorous trials Covers specific conditions and mechanisms in dementias, as well as general aspects, risk factors, lifestyle and guidelines for practitioners Organizes chapter content in terms of the molecular, mechanistic, epidemiologic, and practical, so that correlations can be observed across conditions

Diet and Cognitive Decline

Diet and Cognitive Decline
Author: Francesco Panza,Vincent Solfrizzi,Antonio Capurso
Publsiher: Nova Publishers
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781594541216
ISBN 13: 1594541213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diet and Cognitive Decline Book Review:

The progressive ageing of the general population and the consequent increase of the number of old people has made the typical medical problems of aged people more frequently observed, and particularly the problems related to the ageing brain. This new book is an updated overview of relevant aspects of cognitive decline associated with ageing. Within the wide landscape of brain ageing the authors reconsider the role of the main predisposing factors and risk factors on the development of various form of mental decline, from mild cognitive impairment to dementia. The strength of this book is the large, updated overview of the most recent data of scientific literature regarding the role of genetic, metabolic and environmental factors on the predisposition and onset of cognitive decline. Particular attention is paid to the dietary micro- and macronutrients and to their possible role in the pathogenesis of the various form of dementigen disorders.

Preventing Cognitive Decline and Dementia

Preventing Cognitive Decline and Dementia
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Impairment
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2017-10-05
ISBN 10: 0309459591
ISBN 13: 9780309459594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preventing Cognitive Decline and Dementia Book Review:

Societies around the world are concerned about dementia and the other forms of cognitive impairment that affect many older adults. We now know that brain changes typically begin years before people show symptoms, which suggests a window of opportunity to prevent or delay the onset of these conditions. Emerging evidence that the prevalence of dementia is declining in high-income countries offers hope that public health interventions will be effective in preventing or delaying cognitive impairments. Until recently, the research and clinical communities have focused primarily on understanding and treating these conditions after they have developed. Thus, the evidence base on how to prevent or delay these conditions has been limited at best, despite the many claims of success made in popular media and advertising. Today, however, a growing body of prevention research is emerging. Preventing Cognitive Decline and Dementia: A Way Forward assesses the current state of knowledge on interventions to prevent cognitive decline and dementia, and informs future research in this area. This report provides recommendations of appropriate content for inclusion in public health messages from the National Institute on Aging.

Role of the Mediterranean Diet in the Brain and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Role of the Mediterranean Diet in the Brain and Neurodegenerative Diseases
Author: Tahira Farooqui,Akhlaq A. Farooqui
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN 10: 0128119608
ISBN 13: 9780128119600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Role of the Mediterranean Diet in the Brain and Neurodegenerative Diseases Book Review:

Role of the Mediterranean Diet in the Brain and Neurodegenerative Disease provides a comprehensive overview of the effects of all components of the Mediterranean diet on the brain, along with its beneficial effects in neurodegenerative diseases. It covers topics on neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer disease (AD), Parkinson disease, (PD) Huntington disease (HD) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also providing information on how cardiovascular disease, Type 2 Diabetes, and Metabolic Syndrome become risk factors for neurodegenerative diseases. This book focuses on how the Mediterranean diet suppresses oxidative stress and neuroinflammation in neurodegenerative diseases as well as signal transduction. The Mediterranean diet is characterized by the abundant consumption of olive oil, high consumption of plant foods (fruits, vegetables, pulses, cereals, nuts and seeds); frequent and moderate intake of wine (mainly with meals); moderate consumption of fish, seafood, yogurt, cheese, poultry and eggs; and low consumption of red meat and processed meat products. High consumption of dietary fiber, low glycemic index and glycemic load, anti-inflammatory effects, and antioxidant compounds may act together to produce favorable effects on health status. Collective evidence suggests that Mediterranean diet not only increases longevity by lowering cardiovascular disease, inhibiting cancer growth, but also by protecting the body from age-dependent cognitive decline. Comprehensively provides an overview of the effects of the Mediterranean diet on the brain and its beneficial effects in neurodegenerative diseases Discusses the relationship among Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease, and the effect of the Mediterranean diet on normal aging, longevity, and other neurodegenerative diseases Focuses on how the Mediterranean diet suppresses oxidative stress and neuroinflammation in neurodegenerative disease

Nutritional Epidemiology

Nutritional Epidemiology
Author: Walter Willett
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 529
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0199754039
ISBN 13: 9780199754038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutritional Epidemiology Book Review:

Willett's Nutritional Epidemiology has become the foundation of this field. This new edition updates existing chapters and adds new ones addressing the assessment of physical activity, the role of genetics in nutritional epidemiology, and the interface of this field with policy.

Genetics Neurology Behavior and Diet in Dementia

Genetics  Neurology  Behavior  and Diet in Dementia
Author: Colin R. Martin,Victor R. Preedy
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 952
Release: 2020-09-07
ISBN 10: 0128158697
ISBN 13: 9780128158692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genetics Neurology Behavior and Diet in Dementia Book Review:

Genetics, Neurology, Behavior, and Diet in Dementia: The Neuroscience of Dementia, Volume 2 consolidates different fields of dementia research into a single book, covering a range of subjects, including Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia, mixed dementia, vascular dementia, physical activity, risk factors, mortality, biomarkers, SPECT, CT, MRI, questionnaires, nutrition, sleep, delirium, hearing loss, agitation, aggression, delusions, anxiety, depression, hallucinations, psychosis, senile plaques, tau and amyloid-beta, neuroinflammation, and molecular biology. This foundational, comprehensive book assembles the latest understanding on all dementias and their common features in a single source. It is an invaluable resource for neuroscientists, neurologists, and anyone in the field. Offers comprehensive coverage of a broad range of topics related to dementia Serves as a foundational collection for neuroscientists and neurologists on the biology of dementia and brain dysfunction Contains in each chapter an abstract, key facts, mini dictionary of terms, and summary points to aid in understanding Provides unique sections on specific subareas, intellectual components, and knowledge-based niches that will help readers navigate key areas for research and further clinical recommendations Features preclinical and clinical studies to help researchers map out key areas for research and further clinical recommendations Serves as a "one-stop" source for everything you need to know about dementia

Diet for the MIND

Diet for the MIND
Author: Dr. Martha Clare Morris
Publsiher: Little, Brown Spark
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-12-26
ISBN 10: 0316441120
ISBN 13: 9780316441124
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diet for the MIND Book Review:

From the creator of the MIND diet, the authoritative guide to eating for a healthy brain and optimal cognitive function. Several factors play into whether you will suffer from cognitive decline and develop Alzheimer's disease -- lifestyle, health conditions, environment, and genetics, for example. But now there is scientific evidence indicating that diet plays a bigger role in brain health than we ever thought before. In Diet for the MIND, one of the leaders in this research provides an easy, non-invasive, and effective way to prevent cognitive decline and reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease through diet and lifestyle. There are specific foods and nutrients that are important for keeping the brain functioning optimally, and also foods to limit because they can cause brain injury. With 80 delicious recipes for every occasion, Diet for the MIND is your roadmap to a healthy brain -- for life.

The MIND Diet

The MIND Diet
Author: Maggie Moon
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN 10: 1612436293
ISBN 13: 9781612436296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The MIND Diet Book Review:

AN EASY-TO-FOLLOW GUIDE TO THE NEW BREAKTHROUGH DIET THAT'S SHOWN TO IMPROVE YOUR BRAIN HEALTH Enjoying a high quality of life as you get older means taking care of your brain as much as your body. And research suggests that what you eat today will help (or hurt) your cognitive abilities later. The MIND Diet explains the science behind mental fitness in an approachable and understandable way. More importantly, this helpful guide presents an easy-to-follow program for keeping your mind sharp by eating the right foods and avoiding brain-harming ones. Packed with dishes that are not only delicious but also help improve memory, concentration and mental acuity, The MIND Diet’s healthy recipes include: • Brussels Sprouts Frittata • Sweet Potato Lentil Soup • Pistachio Mint Couscous • Guacamole-Stuffed Tomatoes • Apricot-Glazed Salmon • Tango Fish Tacos • Banana Chocolate Cookies • Roasted Chicken with Fennel

The XX Brain

The XX Brain
Author: Lisa Mosconi PhD
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-03-10
ISBN 10: 0593083121
ISBN 13: 9780593083123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The XX Brain Book Review:

The instant New York Times bestseller! "In The XX Brain, Lisa meticulously guides us in the ways we can both nourish and protect ourselves, body and mind, to ensure our brains remain resilient throughout our lives." --from the foreword by Maria Shriver The first book to address cognitive enhancement and Alzheimer's prevention specifically in women--and to frame brain health as an essential component of Women's Health. In this revolutionary book, Dr. Lisa Mosconi, director of the Women's Brain Initiative at Weill Cornell Medical College, provides women with the first plan to address the unique risks of the female brain. Until now, medical research has focused on "bikini medicine," assuming that women are essentially men with breasts and tubes. Yet women are far more likely than men to suffer from anxiety, depression, migraines, brain injuries, and strokes. They are also twice as likely to end their lives suffering from Alzheimer's disease, even when their longer lifespans are taken into account. But in the past, the female brain has received astonishingly little attention and was rarely studied by medical researchers-- resulting in a wealth of misinformation about women's health. The XX Brain confronts this crisis by revealing how the two powerful X chromosomes that distinguish women from men impact the brain first and foremost and by focusing on a key brain-protective hormone: estrogen. Taking on all aspects of women's health, including brain fog, memory lapses, depression, stress, insomnia, hormonal imbalances, and the increased risk of dementia, Dr. Mosconi introduces cutting-edge, evidence-based approaches to protecting the female brain, including a specific diet proven to work for women, strategies to reduce stress, and useful tips for restorative sleep. She also examines the controversy about soy and hormonal replacement therapy, takes on the perils of environmental toxins, and examines the role of our microbiome. Perhaps best of all, she makes clear that it is never too late to take care of yourself. The XX Brain is a rallying cry for women to have full access to information regarding what is going on in their brains and bodies as well as a roadmap for the path to optimal, lifelong brain health.

Healthy Eating to Reduce The Risk of Dementia

Healthy Eating to Reduce The Risk of Dementia
Author: Margaret Rayman,Katie Sharpe
Publsiher: Kyle Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-08-13
ISBN 10: 0857836579
ISBN 13: 9780857836571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Healthy Eating to Reduce The Risk of Dementia Book Review:

Dementia affects nearly 36 million people worldwide, with 7.7 million new cases every year, and has a dramatic impact on sufferers and their families. There is evidence, however, that a healthy lifestyle and diet, especially in mid-life, can help to reduce the risk of developing dementia. In this much-needed book, Margaret Rayman and her team of nutritional experts give clear and effective guidelines on how to adapt your diet and lifestyle to help protect you against this condition. In addition to general dietary advice, it includes 100 delicious and easy-to-follow recipes, all of which are based on two years of careful research. The detailed introduction summarises the team's findings and explains, in a clear and concise manner, what foods, food components and nutrients can help to protect the brain and keep it functioning to its best capacity. The introduction is followed by a tempting collection of recipes, such as Blueberry and Wheatgerm Pancakes for breakfast, Warm Chicken and Grapefruit Salad for lunch, and Baked Trout with White Wine and Fennel for dinner, with a tempting Chocolate Orange Mousse or a bright and zingy Cranberry Sorbet for dessert. The fantastic health benefits of these dishes are sure to make them a welcome addition at any stage of life.

The Ageing Brain

The Ageing Brain
Author: Perminder S. Sachdev
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2005-09-20
ISBN 10: 9780203970973
ISBN 13: 0203970977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ageing Brain Book Review:

When confronted with a neurological or psychiatric disorder in an elderly individual, a clinician or researcher is likely to ask how the processes of ageing have influenced the aetiology and presentation of the disorder, and will impact on its efficient management. There are many urban myths about ageing, and some of these apply to the brain. The reviews included in this book are an attempt to flush out some of these myths, and arm the clinician and general researcher with the empirical facts that can be mustered to substantiate claims about ageing. There are many salient questions: is cognitive change to be expected in an elderly individual? Is this change progressive, relentless and unselective, or is it focal and constrained? Would every person who lived long enough develop Alzheimer’s disease? Do our neurones die as we get old? What happens to the size of the brain and its metabolic activity? How do our hormones change with age? Can anti-oxidants slow or even stop the process of ageing? Are genes important in the ageing brain or is it all in the environment? How much of what we are is due to what we eat? The contributors to this book, each an expert in their field, have addressed some of these questions in a language simple enough for a general reader to understand. The book also deals with some of the most prominent brain disorders of old age - Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, vascular dementia, and depression. The focus is on the impact of ageing on these disorders. The discussions lay out a broad map for the clinician dealing with neuropsychiatric disorders, and the future researcher of brain ageing. In a field in which the developments are too numerous for any one individual to keep pace with, this book presents up-to-date summaries that can be a useful starting point. The field of brain ageing abounds in tabloid science. This book counters this by providing a strong empirical grounding and considered synthesis of the research.

Nutrition and Prevention of Alzheimer s Disease

Nutrition and Prevention of Alzheimer s Disease
Author: Claudia Perez-Cruz,Sofia Diaz Cintra
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015-12-18
ISBN 10: 2889197190
ISBN 13: 9782889197194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutrition and Prevention of Alzheimer s Disease Book Review:

Altered metabolism is known to be associated with a higher incidence of Alzheimer´s disease (AD). Diabetes type 2, obesity, and metabolic syndrome are considered risk factors for the development of dementias, including AD. These metabolic diseases may have a genetic predisposition, but most of them are caused by environmental factors and life-style. Most research has focused on the effect of a high-fat diet (HFD) and sweetened beverages that induce obesity. Importantly, a HFD can also trigger oxidative stress, neuro-inflammation and cognitive decline. Less is known, however, about beneficial effects of diet on cognition, such as slowing the progression or preventing AD by ingesting whole fruits, vegetables, fish and oil. It is important to highlight the difference between vitamin/mineral supplements and whole food, as it appears that the former are clinically ineffective, while multiple ingredients in the latter act synergistically to improve cognition. As AD is a disease of slow progression, therapies should start several decades before clinical symptoms can be observed; one strategy can be the ingestion of healthy food in those subjects with one or more risk factors (genetic, environmental, life-style) already in their 40s, just when some brain metabolic disturbances start to develop. This dietary therapy can overcome the increased reactive oxygen species, protein deposition and synaptic failure, characteristic of AD. This research topic will cover a range of research articles, case studies, opinion and mini-reviews, all focused on describing the damaging effects of an industrial diet on cognition as well as on highlighting the beneficial effects of a healthy diet to prevent AD. We believe that we still have time to fight against the negative impact of our industrialized cultures, and adopt better eating habits, increase exercise and slow down our life style to prevent increasing dementia in the aging population. Also, all these topics has been a product of intensives investigations, with a great life hope, and we hope you all enjoy reading this e-book.

Preventing Alzheimer s Disease

Preventing Alzheimer s Disease
Author: National Institutes National Institutes oF Health,National Institute National Institute on Aging
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2017-02-16
ISBN 10: 9781543146073
ISBN 13: 1543146074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preventing Alzheimer s Disease Book Review:

This booklet summarizes what scientists have learned so far and where research is headed. There is no definitive evidence yet about what can prevent Alzheimer's or age-related cognitive decline. What we do know is that a healthy lifestyle-one that includes a healthy diet, physical activity, appropriate weight, and no smoking-can maintain and improve overall health and well-being. Making healthy choices can also lower the risk of certain chronic diseases, like heart disease and diabetes, and scientists are very interested in the possibility that a healthy lifestyle might have a beneficial effect on Alzheimer's as well. In the meantime, as research continues to pinpoint what works to prevent Alzheimer's, people of all ages can benefit from taking positive steps to get and stay healthy.

Impact of Diet on Learning Memory and Cognition

Impact of Diet on Learning  Memory and Cognition
Author: Amy Claire Reichelt,Margaret J. Morris,R. Fred Westbrook
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-08-22
ISBN 10: 288945228X
ISBN 13: 9782889452286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Impact of Diet on Learning Memory and Cognition Book Review:

Changes in food composition and availability have contributed to the dramatic increase in obesity over the past 30-40 years in developed and, increasingly, in developing countries. The modern diet now contains many foods that are rich in saturated fat and refined sugar. People who eat excessive amounts of this diet are not only likely to become overweight, even obese, develop metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, some forms of cancer, but also undergo a more rapid rate of normal age-related cognitive decline and more rapid progression of neurological diseases such as dementia. A central problem is why people persist in consuming this diet in spite of its adverse health effects and when alternative food choices are available. As high fat / high sugar foods are inherently rewarding, eating for pleasure, like taking psychoactive drugs, can modulate reward neurocircuitry, causing changes in responsiveness to reward-predicting stimuli and incentive motivation. Indeed, the excessive ingestion in modern societies and the resulting obesity epidemic may be viewed as a form of food addiction. Thus, a diet high in palatable foods is proposed to impact upon reward systems in the brain, modulating appetitive learning and altering reward thresholds. Impairments in other forms of cognition have been associated with obesity, and these have a rapid onset. The hippocampus appears to be particularly vulnerable to the detrimental effects of high fat and high sugar diets. Recent research has shown that as little as one week of exposure to a high fat, high sugar diet leads to impairments in place but not object recognition memory in the rat. Excess sugar alone had similar effects, and the detrimental effects of diet consumption was linked to increased inflammatory markers in the hippocampus, a critical region involved in memory. Furthermore, obesity-related inflammatory changes have also been described in the human brain that may lead to memory impairments. These memory deficits may contribute to pathological eating behaviour through changes in the amount consumed and timing of eating. The aim of this eBook is to present up-to-date information about the impact of diet and diet-induced obesity on reward driven learning, memory and cognition, encompassing both animal and human literature, and also potential therapeutic targets to attenuate such deficits.

The 30 Day Alzheimer s Solution

The 30 Day Alzheimer s Solution
Author: Dean Sherzai,Ayesha Sherzai
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-03-23
ISBN 10: 0063139308
ISBN 13: 9780063139305
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 30 Day Alzheimer s Solution Book Review:

The most scientifically rigorous, results-driven cookbook and nutrition program on the planet, featuring over 75 recipes designed specifically to protect and enhance your amazing brain. Dean Sherzai, MD and Ayesha Sherzai, MD have spent decades studying neuro-degenerative disease as Co-Directors of the Alzheimer's Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Hospital. Together, they created and perfected a highly-intentional and specific nutrition program with one goal in mind: preventing Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and cognitive decline in their patients. The results have been astounding. It starts by implementing their "Neuro Nine" foods into your diet every single day. In just thirty days, and with the help of the clear instructions and 75+ easy and delicious meals you'll find in this book, The 30-Day Alzheimer's Solution, you can boost the power of your brain, protect it from illness, and jumpstart total body health, including weight loss and improved sensory ability and mobility. In The 30-Day Alzheimer's Solution, Dean and Ayesha offer an action-oriented cookbook for preventing disease and propelling results like improved mental agility, short- and long-term memory, sharpness, and attention. Let this be the first 30 days of the rest of your life.

The Feed Your Mind Diet Cookbook

The Feed Your Mind Diet Cookbook
Author: Alz Books
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2016-01-30
ISBN 10: 9781523769186
ISBN 13: 1523769181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Feed Your Mind Diet Cookbook Book Review:

Feed your mind with these 85 delicious recipes combining brain-healthy foods shown to reduce your risk of mental decline and Alzheimer's disease. Scientific studies, including the MIND research trials sponsored by the National Institute on Aging, have demonstrated that eating whole grains, leafy and other vegetables, berries, poultry, fish, nuts, beans, and olive oil in specific quantities can slow your cognitive decline and reduce your risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease by up to 50% or more. Let The Feed Your Mind Diet Cookbook show you how easy and tasty a brain-healthy diet can be. The introduction summarizes current research recommendations about what foods to eat for brain health (and which ones to minimize), while the individual recipes clearly indicate how many servings of each of these foods it contains, making tracking and substitutions (if desired) simple. Here's a sampling of what you'll find inside: ~ LUNCHES AND DINNERS ~ * Cheese- and turkey-filled spaghetti squash boats * Chickpea and vegetable salad sandwiches * Cod marinara with linguine * Fish tacos * Hearty Italian wedding soup * Slow cooker chicken tikka masala * Rosemary dijon chicken breasts with corn and brussels sprouts * Saffron turkey meatballs in broth * Turkey sloppy joes * Vegetarian chili ~ BREAKFASTS ~ * Asparagus-mushroom mug omelet * Pear-almond French toast ~ SNACKS ~ * Black bean dip with tortilla chips * Roasted peach frozen yogurt with toasted nuts and oats * Sweet potato fries with cucumber dill dipping sauce

Severe Dementia

Severe Dementia
Author: Alistair Burns,Bengt Winblad
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2006-05-12
ISBN 10: 047001055X
ISBN 13: 9780470010556
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Severe Dementia Book Review:

The later stages of dementia are as important, if not more so, as the earlier stages, since they harbour unique characteristics and events, which profoundly affect the lives of patients and their carers. Severe dementia has not had a high profile in the clinical literature as until recently prognosis was poor and there were few beneficial interventions. With the recent licensing of memantine, clinicians finally have a drug option that will delay disease progression. Severe Dementia is the first book to focus exclusively on severe dementia. It addresses both the clinical features of the disease and the social aspects of care. Introductory chapters on the differential diagnosis, neurochemistry and molecular pathology of severe dementia set the scene for the clinical discussion. Detailed clinical chapters on cognitive function, depression, physical effects, staging and function follow. All therapeutic interventions are then discussed, including memantine, anticholinesterases, neuroleptics and non-pharmacological treatment. The final chapters review the social and economic aspects of dementia care, including family involvement, person-centered care, palliative care, ethics and health economics. Written and edited by experts in geriatric psychiatry and geriatrics, Severe Dementia is of value to all clinicians involved in the management of this complex and vulnerable group of patients. It is also of interest to general practitioners and carers in nursing homes.

Nutrition and Brain

Nutrition and Brain
Author: John D. Fernstrom,Ricardo Uauy,Pedro Arroyo
Publsiher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN 10: 3805571666
ISBN 13: 9783805571661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutrition and Brain Book Review:

This volume provides a survey of the links between nutrition and the brain. It examines many of the mechanisms by which diet and individual nutrients are known to modify brain development, biochemistry and function, and evaluates current practices in the use of the diet for the prevention and treatment of disorders affecting brain function. It also highlights the need to consider issues related to brain function in the development and evolution of national policies for treating nutritional deficiencies and excesses. Written by leading investigators and clinicians, this publication will help practitioners, clinical investigators and scientists appreciate the broad opportunities awaiting investigation, and ultimately, clinical applications, in this dynamic and expanding area of investigation.

The End of Alzheimer s

The End of Alzheimer s
Author: Dale Bredesen
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-08-22
ISBN 10: 0735216223
ISBN 13: 9780735216228
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of Alzheimer s Book Review:

The instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller A groundbreaking plan to prevent and reverse Alzheimer’s Disease that fundamentally changes how we understand cognitive decline. Everyone knows someone who has survived cancer, but until now no one knows anyone who has survived Alzheimer's Disease. In this paradigm shifting book, Dale Bredesen, MD, offers real hope to anyone looking to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer's Disease and cognitive decline. Revealing that AD is not one condition, as it is currently treated, but three, The End of Alzheimer’s outlines 36 metabolic factors (micronutrients, hormone levels, sleep) that can trigger "downsizing" in the brain. The protocol shows us how to rebalance these factors using lifestyle modifications like taking B12, eliminating gluten, or improving oral hygiene. The results are impressive. Of the first ten patients on the protocol, nine displayed significant improvement with 3-6 months; since then the protocol has yielded similar results with hundreds more. Now, The End of Alzheimer’s brings new hope to a broad audience of patients, caregivers, physicians, and treatment centers with a fascinating look inside the science and a complete step-by-step plan that fundamentally changes how we treat and even think about AD.

The Epidemiology of Aging

The Epidemiology of Aging
Author: Anne Newman,Jane A. Cauley
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 610
Release: 2012-12-12
ISBN 10: 9400750617
ISBN 13: 9789400750616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Epidemiology of Aging Book Review:

The average age of the world’s population is increasing at an unprecedented rate and this increase is changing the world. This “Silver tsunami” emphasizes the need to provide advanced training in epidemiology and increase the cadre of experts in the study of aging. This book is designed to summarize unique methodological issues relevant to the study of aging, biomarkers of aging and the biology/physiology of aging and in-depth discussions of the etiology and epidemiology of common geriatric syndromes and diseases. Contributing authors in the book represent many disciplines, not only epidemiology and clinical geriatrics, but also demography, health services, research, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, psychiatry, neurology, social services, musculoskeletal diseases and cancer. The aim of the book is to provide a broad multidisciplinary background for any student/researcher interested in aging. The material in the book is organized and comprehensive. It represents the most up-to-date information on the scientific issues in aging research written by academics who specialize in research and training in the broad field of aging. The structure and organization of the book reflects our course series in the Epidemiology of Aging starting with the broad issues of demography and methodology, and then addressing specific health conditions and geriatric conditions common to older persons.