Cutting-edge information for anyone touched by Alzheimer's

A comprehensive and easy to understand guide to combating Alzheimer's Disease through evidence-based nutrition, vitamins, supplements and lifestyle changes from Harvard-trained Neurologist, Dr. Richard Isaacson and Columbia-trained Nutrition scientist, Dr. Christopher Ochner.

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Overview of the Disease

The book begins with an overview of Alzheimer’s, outlining its symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and current treatment methods. You’ll also learn how Alzheimer’s disease differs from other forms of memory loss and cognitive impairment.   

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Nutrition Guide

Drs. Isaacson and Ochner take a closer look at the impact of nutrition on your ability to think and remember, examining the effects of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins on the brain.

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Tips for Caregivers

The authors give tips for the caregiver on adapting and implementing the program for people who already have Alzheimer’s, decreasing the speed with which symptoms worsen.

About The Authors

Dr. Richard Isaacson

Richard S. Isaacson, M.D. currently serves as Director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic, Weill Cornell Memory Disorders Program, Associate Professor of Neurology, and Director of the Neurology Residency Training Program at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He previously served as Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Vice Chair of Education, and Education Director of the McKnight Brain Institute in the Department of Neurology at the University of Miami (UM) Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, and his medical internship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, FL. Prior to joining UM, he served as Associate Medical Director of the Wien Center for Alzheimer's disease and Memory Disorders at Mount Sinai.

Dr. Richard Isaacson


Dr. Christopher Ochner

Columbia University faculty for the past three years, Dr. Christopher Ochner conducts cutting-edge research on nutrition and the brain. With a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, he also serves as a Research Associate at the New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center. Dr. Ochner completed a research internship at the National Institutes of Health working on a study of memory consolidation, a clinical internship at the University of Maryland School of Medicine training under a geriatric neuropsychologist, and a fellowship at the Columbia University Institute of Human Nutrition.

He has devoted his career to studying the relation between food intake and the brain, receiving several National Institutes of Health awards to support his research. He has published a myriad of peer-reviewed scientific articles relating diet and nutrition, made numerous media appearances, and lectured around the world.

Dr. Christopher Ochner



Help and support for anyone touched by Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer’s Prevention & Treatment Diet outlines a cutting-edge nutritional program that will be of interest both to people with Alzheimer’s and to anybody who wants to maintain optimal brain-health and reduce their risk for years to come.


At the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic, the hope is that by spotting signs of the disease years before it arrives, patients might be able to change their fate by changing their behavior. 

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Psychologist Dr. Dale Atkins and neurologist Dr. Richard Isaacson discuss how family and friends can cope when their loved ones start showing the first signs of Alzheimer's.

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Director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at New York Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center, shares the science behind forgetfulness and offers ways to combat it.  

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In the News!
- An Early Defense Against Alzheimer's Disease (US News & World Report)
- Alzheimer's prevention for 30 somethings with no symptoms (Wall Street Journal)
- Never too young seeking early test Alzheimer's (NBC News)
- Dr. Richard Isaacson science behind forgetfulness tips boost your memory (The Today Show)
- Alzheimer's early intervention (CNN)
- Sanjay Gupta Alzheimer's essay (CNN)
- Saliva test may catch Alzheimer's disease (CNN)


En Espanol
- El Alzheimer se puede prevenir con 30 anos de anticipacion Richard Isaacson (WRadio)

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Praise for the APT Diet

"The Perfect Guide"

"Dr. Isaacson has devoted his career to fighting Alzheimer's. He's taught me that our diets play a major role in keeping our brains healthy. This book is the perfect guide for people who want to do just that."

Dan Pashman, Host of the Cooking Channel series You're Eating It Wrong and author of Eat More Better

"Cutting-Edge Approach"

"Dr. Isaacson is a renowned expert who blends advanced science with practical insights for the new standard of treatment and prevention. His cutting-edge approach is exactly where we need to be in the fight against Alzheimer's disease."

— Dr. Arthur Agatston, MD, Cardiologist
New York Times best-selling author of The South Beach Diet


"A refreshingly optimistic perspective on prevention and treatment for a disease that has confronted many disappointed therapies. It is empowering for patients, caregivers, and clinicians."

— Dr. Daniel A. Cohen, MD, MMSc
Cognitive Neurologist, Eastern Virginia Medical School

"A Valuable Resource"

"The Alzheimer’s Prevention & Treatment Diet is not only based on the most up-to-date knowledge and studies in the field, but also designed to be easily followed by anyone who’s interested in maintaining and enhancing cognitive health. Here is a valuable resource that I can heartily recommend!"

— Dr. Dale V. Atkins, PhD, Psychologist
Author of Sanity Savers