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Dementia Prevention

Using Your Head to Save Your Brain

Worried about memory loss and dementia risk? This new book will show you easy-to-follow steps to keep your brain healthy.

Emily Clionsky, MD, and Mitchell Clionsky, PhD, are a physician and neuropsychologist couple who have cared for their own parents with dementia, created a test used by doctors to measure cognitive function, and treated more than 25,000 patients with cognitive impairment. In Dementia Prevention, they combine the most current scientific findings about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias with their experience to present a practical guide that empowers you to improve your brain's future.

This book skips the fads, the unsupported claims of advertised products, and fringe theories. Instead, the authors guide you through a science-based tour of dementia, including how your brain works and how its function is affected by everything from blood circulation and blood pressure to sugar levels, medications, vision, and hearing. You will learn how your activity level, weight, habits, mental outlook, and social engagement may affect your likelihood of developing dementia.

Dementia Prevention provides a dementia risk checklist to better understand your personal risk profile to help you on your journey. The authors' training and experience as behavioral scientists will help you set better goals, identify roadblocks to success, and overcome these obstacles. Forgetfulness and confusion are not an inevitable part of growing older—you can make changes to keep your brain working well into your 70s and beyond. From how you breathe while you sleep to what you do socially and physically every day, Dementia Prevention will give you practical—and sometimes surprising—methods for you to protect your brain.

About the Authors

Emily Clionsky, MD (SPRINGFIELD, MA), is an internal medicine doctor with 25 years of experience and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She has treated thousands of patients with memory loss at her private practice. Mitchell Clionsky, PhD (SPRINGFIELD, MA), is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist with 45 years of experience evaluating and treating patients with cognitive impairment, dementia, ADHD, and traumatic brain injury. Together, they developed the Memory Orientation Screening Test (MOST), which has been used by hundreds of doctors.

Endorsements

"This is an excellent book discussing the complexity of dementia. Reading this book will provide you with an in-depth understanding and knowledge of dementia, as well as provide you with practical tools that will empower you to create your very own tailor-made prevention plan that is easy to follow and engaging. The book is easy to read, tells real-life stories that you can relate to and there is no need for previous knowledge. It takes you on a journey to understand the complexity of the disease and why it is so hard to find a cure. Prevention is the only option we have and this book is providing the why and the how. This book is highly recommended for both professionals and laymen who would like to learn about dementia prevention."

- Michelle Reshef, Dementia Prevention UK

"With Dementia Prevention, the authors deliver an exceptional review of the problem, the state of science and clinical practice, and how the knowledge, tools, and evidence-based health insights we have available to us now can be harnessed to reduce risk and help individuals feel more control and have an opportunity to live healthier lives right now."

- Quincy Samus, PhD, Johns Hopkins Medicine
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9781421446240 : dementia-prevention-clionsky-clionsky
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