CNN's former medical correspondent has written a book on dementia containing "100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's and Age-Related Memory Loss". Backed by good science, see the author discuss a few of these "100 Simple Things" that help preserve thinking and memory.
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. We already know many ways to lower the risk.
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.
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!: Ultimate Plan for Staying Young and Reversing the Aging Process, The
- Miracle Cures: Dramatic New Scientific Discoveries Revealing the Healing Powers of Herbs, Vitamins, and Other Natural Remedies
She lives in Washington, D.C., and Florida.