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Preventing Alzheimer's disease : personal responsibility

Author: Yoram Barak, (Professor of Psychiatry)
Publisher: New York : Nova Biomedical, [2013]
Series: Neurodegenerative diseases--laboratory and clinical research.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The prevention of dementia, and particularly of Alzheimer's disease, is a major challenge for researchers and clinicians. In this book, the mixture of evidence, observations and hypotheses in the current literature is categorized into avenues for possible preventive interventions, as suggested by the NIH State-of-the-Science Conference. The main categories are: antihypertensive medications; nutrition; cognitive  Read more...
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Barak, Yoram (Professor of Psychiatry), author
Preventing Alzheimer's disease
New York : Nova Biomedical, [2013]
(DLC) 2013948178
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yoram Barak, (Professor of Psychiatry)
ISBN: 9781629480398 1629480398
OCLC Number: 869462290
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: PREVENTING ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE: PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY; PREVENTING ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE: PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY; Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data; Contents; Acknowledgments; Disclaimer; Part I --
General Background; Chapter 1: Introduction; References; Chapter 2: Am I at Risk? Risk Factors for Alzheimer's Disease; Genetic Risk Factors; Socioeconomic Adversity; Vascular Risk Factors; Lifestyle Factors; References; Chapter 3: Keeping the Disease at Bay: Preventive Strategies; References; Part II --
Specific Strategies; Chapter 4: Hypertension. Treating Hypertension and Alzheimer's DiseaseMechanism; Avoiding Hypertension: Personal and Public Health Challenges; Lifestyle Modifications; References; Chapter 5: Medicines: What Are They Good for?; References; Chapter 6: Brain Food: Nutrition; The Antioxidants --
Focus on Vitamin E; Alcohol; Specific Ingredients; Dietary Prototypes; References; Chapter 7: Body Upkeep: Physical Exercise; Mechanism; The Human Factor; Exercise Guidelines; References; Chapter 8: Employing Our Brain: Cognitive Engagement; Cognitive Engagement throughout the Lifecycle; Stimulating Our Brains; References. Chapter 9: Human Contact: Social NetworksSocial Isolation; Volunteering; References; Epilogue --
Hope at Last?; Hope at Last? Burden of Alzheimer's Disease; References; Index.
Series Title: Neurodegenerative diseases--laboratory and clinical research.
Responsibility: Yoram Barak.

Abstract:

The prevention of dementia, and particularly of Alzheimer's disease, is a major challenge for researchers and clinicians. In this book, the mixture of evidence, observations and hypotheses in the current literature is categorized into avenues for possible preventive interventions, as suggested by the NIH State-of-the-Science Conference. The main categories are: antihypertensive medications; nutrition; cognitive engagement; volunteering and physical activity. There is, as yet, no conclusive evidence, but each category may hold promise for the prevention of dementia. The robust findings are as f.

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