The #1 New York Timesâ€“bestselling author â€śgives readers of all ages 100 doable strategies for keeping brains sharp and bodies healthyâ€ť (William Sears, MD, coauthor of The Healthy Brain Book).
Most people think there is little or nothing you can do to avoid Alzheimerâ€™s. But scientists know this is no longer true. In fact, prominent researchers now say that our best and perhaps only hope of defeating Alzheimerâ€™s is to prevent it.
After bestselling author Jean Carper discovered that she had the major susceptibility gene for Alzheimerâ€™s, she was determined to find all the latest scientific evidence on how to escape it. She discovered 100 surprisingly simple scientifically tested ways to radically cut the odds of Alzheimerâ€™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 Alzheimerâ€™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 Alzheimerâ€™s so long that you eventually outlive it. If you can delay the onset of Alzheimerâ€™s for five years, you cut your odds of having it by half. Postpone Alzheimerâ€™s for ten years, and youâ€™ll most likely never live to see it.
100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimerâ€™s will change the way you look at Alzheimerâ€™s and provide exciting new answers from the frontiers of brain research to help keep you and your family free of this heartbreaking disease.