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Memory Cure How to Protect Your Brain Against Memory Loss and Alzheimer's Disease

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ISBN-10: 007143366X

ISBN-13: 9780071433662

Edition: 2004

Authors: Majid Fotuhi

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List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 3/12/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Majid Fotuhi, M.D., Ph.D., is an internationally recognized neurologist and author of two previous books and numerous scientific articles about brain health. Based on his more than twenty-five years of clinical, research, and teaching experience at Johns Hopkins and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Fotuhi has created the NeurExpand Brain Center and serves as its chief medical officer. He is the recipient of the distinguished teaching award from the American Academy of Neurology and has appeared on CNN, ABC, Discovery Channel, and The Dr. Oz Show . His television series, Fight Alzheimer's Early , has aired on PBS stations across the country. He lives with his wife and two young daughters in…    

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Aging Brain
Perfect Memory for Life
How Memory Works
Perfect But Slower Memory Skills
Sight, Sounds, and Memory
Teenagers Versus Retirees
Memory Lapses and Laughter
Variation in Memory Performance
There's Hope
Understanding the Aging Brain
Your Brain and Your Behavior
Your Brain at Work
Navigating Through Your Brain
Brain Cells Talking
Brain Potential
Brain Reserve
Aging and Your Brain
A Balancing Act
A Lifetime of Memory
Memory Problems Across Ages
Cognition
Characteristics of Alzheimer's Disease
Aami, Mci, or Alzheimer's
A Journey Inside an Alzheimer's Brain
The Discovery of Plaques and Tangles
Alzheimer's Disease and Strokes
Piece of a Puzzle
If It's not Alzheimer's Disease, What is it
Common Causes of Memory Loss
Less Obvious Causes of Memory Loss
Looking for Answers
The Memory Protection Plan
Protect Your Brain Against Memory Loss and Alzheimer's Disease
Risk Factors
Memory Protection Plan: 10 Steps to Better Memory in Your Seventies
Taking the First Steps
New Medications for Alzheimer's Prevention and Treatment
Preventing Alzheimer's with Vitamins, Drugs, Herbs, and Hormones
Drugs for Treating Alzheimer's Disease
Future Treatment of Alzheimer's
On the Horizon
Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease
Who Should do an Evaluation
Memory Lapses or Alzheimer's Disease
Specific Steps in Making a Diagnosis
Who Makes the Final Diagnosis
Neuropsychological Tests
Why There's no Definitive Test
Heredity and Alzheimer's
Late Onset Alzheimer's
Early Onset Familial Alzheimer's
The Heredity Link to Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's Disease and Women
Alzheimer's and African Americans
How Common is Alzheimer's Disease in North America
Afterword: Exciting and Engaging Your Memory
Exercises to Help you Remember
Resources
Clinical Trials
Alzheimer's Disease Centers
Endnotes
Index