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Defying dementia : understanding and preventing Alzheimer's and related disorders

Author: Robert Levine
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2006.
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Explains the various types of dementia, its incidence and existing treatments, as well as treatments being tested and on the horizon. This work includes the role of physiology and insights from the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Levine, Robert, 1939-
Defying dementia.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2006
(DLC) 2006008236
(OCoLC)64896383
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Levine
ISBN: 9780313069222 0313069220
OCLC Number: 231428537
Description: 1 online resource (x, 219 pages)
Contents: I. Understanding dementia --
1. Introduction --
2. Confounders of dementia : normal aging, mild cognitive impairment and pseudo-dementia --
3. Alzheimer's disease --
4. Fronto-temporal dementia, Pick's disease --
5. Dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson's disease dementia --
6. Vascular dementia and mixed dementia --
7. Less common forms of dementia --
II. Lowering the risk of dementia and maximizing cognitive function --
8. Accelerated aging, cognitive reserve and what we can't control --
9. The importance of physical activity and exercise --
10. The need for cognitive stimulation and socialization --
11. Diet and substances that may reduce the risk of dementia.
Responsibility: Robert Levine.
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