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5.0 out of 5 stars
A must have - Excellent overview of Alzheimer's treatment and prevention

By Ella (USA)
This is a must have book for anyone who is facing the struggles of Alzheimer's disease. It is clear and consise, easy to read, well organized and written by a doctor that really understands Alzheimers. The doctor uses examples from personal experiences with several of his family members and his patients in his practice. I have not found another book like this.

I saw the author speak at the Alzheimer's Association Conference a few weeks ago back home in New York (interesting topic of the science/research behind Music Therapy for Memory, we purchsed an activity and education CD that my husband loves to listen to). The doctor outlines in his book a 20 step AD plan (combines medications, vitamins, supplements, a presciption food, music, a diet plan and other activities) that work together to stimulate and protect the brain. Im really glad we have all these new options for my husband, who is in the earliest stages (diagnosed 7 months ago after a brain scan).

5.0 out of 5 stars
A Way to Fight Back

By Michael A Haff
What I really appreciate about this book is how concise and straightforward it reads. All manners of treatments are covered, which are not always medical but includes diet and exercise. I believe that its greatest gift is giving the ability to allow those with loved ones that are affected with Alzheimer's disease a way to fight back.

5.0 out of 5 stars
Wow! Exactly what we needed. I learned so much new information from reading this book.

By CathyRN215 (New York, NY)
I am a Registered Nurse and have been caring for my father who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's 3 years ago. While giving dad breakfast last week, I saw an interview with Dr. Isaacson on the Today Show. I was really impressed with the suggestions he offered for caregivers and I immediately went online to order his book. Wow! What a wonderful and comprehensive resource.

I had no idea that the very food I was serving my dad that morning could potentially be harmful to his memory. The book gives dietary suggestions that might reduce damage to brain cells. If this means less memory loss for my Dad it is certainly worth a shot. I recommend this book to any healthcare provider or caregiver who are looking for a new 2011 outlook on Alzheimer's.

 

5.0 out of 5 stars
Very Helpful Guide
By Kate
My grandmother was recently diagnosed with mild Alzheimer's and as this was a completely foreign world to me, I decided I needed to learn as much as I could as quickly as possible. I was searching online and came across this book by Dr. Isaacson and thought, this could be helpful and ordered it along with 2 other books. This book arrived and I started reading and thought how helpful and easy this book is to read. It didn't seem like a medical book to me when I first started reading it, and I've been sharing it with my grandmother as well. She likes the big type print, and really enjoys reading about the helpful diet tips, and other things she could do to continue to be active and stay engaged in life. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is dealing with Alzheimer's on any level, if you're a patient, or taking care of one, this book is very helpful, and informative.

 

5.0 out of 5 stars
Everything you need to know to Fight Alzheimers
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My Mom had been having memory lapses for years but we just all thought it was normal aging. She was diagnosed with early Alzheimers in April and since then we have been on a quest for high quality information, and are awaiting to see a specialist soon at the University. This book is PERFECT for any family member who needs to know more about what can be done, there are detailed plans for medications, non-drug options, science references, a "Alzheimer's Diet" guide to help with food choices, it was SO comprehenisve and easy to read. I am thankful that this doctor decided to write this book, and appreciate how clear he was able to convey his message. I came back on-line today to order a copy for my older brother, and my Aunt. THANK YOU

 


5.0 out of 5 stars
So much useful information

Bought this book for a friend whose Mom is having some difficulties with memory. This book will help her to understand how to cope with a parent who has AD. A must read for those with family dealing with this terrible disease. Highly recommended.

 


5.0 out of 5 stars
Alzheimer's Doctor provides new answers about memory loss
I have always been concerned with the genetic possibility of developing Alzheimer's Disease as several of my family members have passed away from this disease. I sometimes cannot remember names and numbers and have been concerned that maybe I myself am in the early phases of Alzheimer's. I watched an interview this morning with the author of this book and a Woman's Day Magazine Health Editor and realized that my memory loss is normal. I was relieved but also wanted answers to what preventative measures I could take to keep myself Alzheimer's free. I downloaded the book and couldn't put it down. This book is a godsend. I am going to the grocery store tomorrow to buy two supplements and changing my diet; no more sugary sodas for me. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to stave off the onset of Alzheimer's.


5.0 out of 5 stars
needed this book
By SMarksman11
Read this book over the weekend and have to say it is perfect for anyone who helps to take care of a loved one with Alzheimers and was very easy to read and understand. my mom has "mild or moderate" Alzheimers and is on several medications. reading this book opened my eyes to so many other things we could be doing. i was able to discuss these options with moms doc, who was thankfully very open minded about things. we now have a plan to make changes in her prescriptions, get mom involved in activities, structure her days, change her diet, and get her involved in routine exercise with my siblings. I also learned several things that my sisters and i need to be doing now to decrease our likelihood of AD in the future.

I have read a ton on the internet but this is my first actual book on AD. i would recommend it highly as its just like talking to a doctor and having them answer your questions. i didnt realize that there was so much more that could be done, and that the more you do the more likely things are to work. i am really hopeful that we are again going in the right direction here.

 

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