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

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

Author: Robert Levine
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Explains dementia and its causes, in all of its forms, with a focus on what research shows we can do to lower our risk of developing dementia."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Levine
ISBN: 0275989704 9780275989705
OCLC Number: 64896383
Description: x, 219 pages ; 25 cm
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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Written to encourage defensive action, Levine's book is meant both as a guide and a reference to understanding and preventing dementia. First, Levine explains the various types of dementia, its  Read more...


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