The Memory Clinic

The Memory Clinic

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Everyone dreads the words "Alzheimer's disease" and "dementia." And everyone who plans to live beyond age sixty-five is at some risk. Dr. Tiffany Chow, a prominent clinician and neuroscientist, offers knowledge and hope about an illness where there is, as yet, no cure. Aimed at patients and their families, The Memory Clinic is a comprehensive and ultimately reassuring work about the prevention and management of dementia.

Chow herself has a genetic legacy of Alzheimer' s disease, and she probes what she - and everyone else - can do to mitigate the impact of genetics through nutrition, exercise, and the concepts of cerebral reserve and brain plasticity. But it is in her front-line role managing the suffering caused by dementia and aiding caregivers where Chow's compassionate voice is most inspiring. She emphasizes that both patients and caregivers need to feel safe, healthy, happy, and loved, and that meeting these basic needs daily takes skill at balancing life' s demands and is itself part of the protective shield against dementia's effects.

Dr. Chow has written an accessible and fascinating guide through the mysteries of the brain's deterioration in dementia. And as an empathetic physician who sees the person behind the symptoms, she offers practical strategies and comfort to both the afflicted and their caregivers.

ISBN: 9780143186236

Published Date: December 31, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

Page Count: 263

Size: 8.29" l x 5.25" w x 0.84"