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The Memory Cure : How to Protect Your Brain Against Memory Loss and Alzheimer's Disease Paperback – March 12, 2004
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"The book is a message of hope and reassurance for laymen." -- Washington Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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A Proven Plan for Protecting Your Memory--At Any Age, At Any Time
You've probably taken steps to protect your finances, your health, and your family. Isn't it time to protect your memories? Science is exploding with new discoveries related to the brain, aging, and memory--discoveries that prove the actions you take today impact your memory for decades to come. Dr. Majid Fotuhi, one of the foremost experts in memory loss and Alzheimer's disease, outlines an action plan to improve mental agility and prevent memory loss. The Memory Cure includes:
- A dynamic 10 step memory protection plan
- Encouraging updates in the field of cognitive research
- The truth behind popular beliefs about memory loss and aging
- A comprehensive resource section including information about clinical trials
"Dr. Fotuhi is a gifted teacher, and it comes through in his writing. The language is clear; complex theories and scientific findings are presented for the intelligent layperson in an accessible manner."
--Michael Rosenblatt, M.D.
Dean, Tufts University School of Medicine
"Dr. Fotuhi's book...provides a feast of up-to-date, relevant information on the causes and consequences of Alzheimer's disease and related conditions--and, most importantly,
minimizing one's risk of developing them--in a form that is very digestible."
--Jason Brandt, Ph.D., ABPP(CN)
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Division of Medical Psychology
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Medical Director, NeuroGrow Brain Fitness Center
Affiliate Staff, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Dr. Fotuhi received his medical degree (cum laude) from Harvard Medical School in Boston and his PhD doctorate in neurosciences from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He completed his neurology residency and fellowship training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Fotuhi's initial clinical research at Johns Hopkins focused on basic brain neurochemistry and on finding effective ways to prevent dementia. More specifically, he worked on longitudinal studies to determine the beneficial role of vitamins and natural supplements in maintaining cognitive function and brain health.
His recent research on the effects of aging on the brain has shown that baby-boomers can indeed increase the size of their hippocampus, the part of brain that is critical for short term memory. He has published his findings in prestigious journals such as Journal of Neuroscience, The Lancet, Nature, Neurology, Neuron, and Proceedings of National Academy of Science. His articles have been cited by thousands of scientists around the world. Based on his research at Johns Hopkins and Harvard, he has developed a 3-month "Brain Fitness Program" to help middle age people sharpen their memory quickly and keep their brain young for years to come.
Dr. Fotuhi has dedicated much of his time to educating the public about issues related to memory and aging. He has been the visiting professor and keynote speaker for conferences in China, Japan, Canada, Israel and other countries around the world. His first book, The Memory Cure: How to Protect Your Brain Against Memory Loss and Alzheimer's Disease, has sold more than 100,000 copies. His second book, The New York Times Puzzles to Keep Your Brain Young: The 6-Step Age-Defying Program, is the focus of his popular PBS program called Fight Alzheimer's Early. He has been interviewed and featured in Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, CNN, Discovery Channel, Forbes, USA Today, and The Dr. Oz Show. Dr. Fotuhi's third book, Boost Your Brain, will be released on Sept 10th, 2013.
Dr. Fotuhi has been a popular lecturer at both Johns Hopkins and Harvard Medical School for 25 years. He is the recipient of the American Academy of Neurology Teaching Award and numerous other awards for his contributions to the field of brain science and Alzheimer's research.
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He then offers a ten step plan for prevention of memory loss, which consists of proper diet, as well as daily physical and mental exercise. Some nutrients that have been found useful for better functioning of the brain are blueberries, spinach, and other fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants, almonds and other nutrients rich in vitamin E, less salt in diet, as well as general nutrition that contributes to low cholesterol and normal blood pressure. High blood pressure and high cholesterol seem to be detrimental to memory. He further suggests cutting the quantity of food people consume, perhaps in half. Fasting is good. Daily physical exercise envigorates the entire body including the brain. As as the saying goes "use it or lose it", constant mental stimulation, learning new things, solving puzzles, challenging oneself intellectually in different ways through reading or even calculating totals in one's head when grocery shopping are all helpful to keep the brain active and in good shape throughout one's life.
Intestinal yeast overgrowth can also be a major contributing factor to "brain fog" that you can treat yourself with antifungal probiotics such as ThreeLac or Symbion. Check out candidafree.net for more suggestions and tips on treating yeast. If you or a loved one suffers from early stages of AD or FTD, I would start by looking at candida overgrowth, because it's completely overlooked by the medical profession, yet it's safe and relatively easy to treat yourself. After years of constant colds and constant antibiotic use- I have benefitted tremendously just from treating candida.
Also check out "An Extraordinary Power to Heal" for diet tips for dealing with yeast. I feel so much better just by eliminating vinegar and malt products! Vinegar is antibacterial which kills the probiotics, while helping yeast grow. Vinegar products include, ketchup, mustard, mayo and salad dressings. Malt is the number one food for yeast (it's used by labs to grow yeast cultures) and contains over 20 toxic chemicals similar to what yeast produce. Malt is more ubiquitous than you may think, so check ingredients for things like: maltodextrin, barley malt, malt extract, maltose, maltin, maltitol etc. General Mills cereals are malt-free.Read more ›
He gave me a passionate account of his tests of rats involving adding blueberries to their diets. He said the results were phenomenal and that his family has a serving of blueberries with their breakfast most mornings. He recommended that I do the same.
He's a very impressive man and I suggest you see him live if you ever have the opportunity.
I'm not a doctor. This information is not medical advice. I simply wanted to recount an interesting and relevant conversation I had with the doctor.
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Very informative book. One of the best books I've ever read on memory and the disorders that create dementia, and what we can do to alleviate or hold back the ravages of this... Read morePublished 8 months ago by JAD
Many good ideas in the book.
Memory book a winner!
I will be using a lot of the tips mentioned for my husband and myself in the days ahead.
it could be more specific about supplements and about pros and cons of rx drugsPublished 18 months ago by M. barnes
I thought this would be a smaller book, but it was a great surprise to see how much content was included. I think this would make a great gift as well.Published 20 months ago by Love Amazon
I'd recommend this book to anyone looking to build up their brain reserve and improve their memory. It's good to have hope for mind building rather than deterioration as we age.Published on January 7, 2014 by Mary Vaughan