On the heals of a myriad of drug failures, researchers are now concentrating on other means to combat the epidemic that is Alzheimer’s disease. Healthier living is leading the charge for more sensible approaches for curing, or at least protecting our brains from the damage that causes dementia. Research shows that lifestyle choices, like diet, exercise, and socializing may be more effective than any drugs used in this fight. Read more»
Programs and regimens that claim to “cure” Alzheimer’s disease need to be carefully scrutinized. That includes the recommendations made in this list of books. As of yet, there is no proven cure for Alzheimer’s or any dementia.
In my position as a researcher and writer of things dementia, I am constantly barraged by people making seemingly miraculous claims of cures. Many of those making these claims I liken to “snake oil” salesmen. Be wary.
On the other hand, we have done our due diligence in selecting the books here. We believe that all are based in hard data, and whereas different people will respond differently to a Keto diet, for example, the authors are not intentionally attempting to mislead their readers.
One claimant that may seem a little snake oily is Dr Mary Newport and her research with coconut oil and ketones and their effect on the brain and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Newport is authentic and honorable, and her writings are worth reading.
Preventing Alzheimer’s: Ways to Help Prevent, Delay, Detect, and Even Halt Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Forms of Memory Loss by
The latest research and treatment methods for preventing, delaying, and treating the devastation of Alzheimer’s disease.
The Alzheimer’s Prevention Food Guide: A Quick Nutritional Reference to Foods That Nourish and Protect the Brain From Alzheimer’s Disease by Sue Stillman Linja RDN LD & SeAnne Safaii-Waite PhD RDN LD
It’s natural to be concerned that there’s nothing you can do to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s―especially if it runs in your family. Fortunately, there is something that can help prevent it: the right diet. The Alzheimer’s Prevention Food Guide is a nutritional guide to the food that protects your brain.
Think Smart: A Neuroscientist’s Prescription for Improving Your Brain’s Performance by Richard Restak, M.D.
Author Richard Restak explains the latest scientific discoveries about our brain and gives readers strategies on how they can keep their most powerful organ in top condition and fight off its decline.
100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s and Age-Related Memory Loss by Jean Carpenter
Jean Carper is an international authority on health and nutrition. After she discovered that she had the major susceptibility gene for Alzheimer’s, she was determined to find all the latest scientific evidence on how to escape it. She discovered 100 surprisingly simple scientifically tested ways to radically cut the odds of Alzheimer’s, memory decline, and other forms of dementia.
Alzheimer’s Disease: What If There Was a Cure?: The Story of Ketones by Mary Newport
While researching solutions for her husband after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Mary Newport came across the idea that coconut oil may ease the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, including cognitive symptoms. The effects for him were immediate and extraordinary. Thus began a series of papers and books espousing the benefits of coconut oil, medium chain triglycerides, and ketones, and the positive way they affect the brain. Read more»
The Complete Book of Ketones: A Practical Guide to Ketogenic Diets and Ketone Supplements by Mary Newport
Far more than recipes and diet tips., this book provides a breakdown of the science behind ketogenics and includes personal testimonies from people who have experienced the benefits of practicing a keto lifestyle first hand. This book also provides strategies for increasing ketone levels, an overview of the different types of ketogenic diets and their benefits, a list of ketone supplements, keto-friendly recipes and ingredients, sources for finding specialty foods, and much more.
The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline by Dale Bredesen
In his book, Dale Bredesen challenges the pervading sense of hopelessness and helplessness that have trailed Alzheimer’s disease. He disputes the fact that there is no effective treatment or prevention method for it, providing details of his extensive and highly successful research as evidence.
The Alzheimer’s Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age by Dean Sherzai
A revolutionary, proven program for reversing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline from award winning neurologists and codirectors of the Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center
The Alzheimer’s Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline by Amy Berger
The Keto (ketotonic) diet is gaining some acceptance as a possible cure for a host of diseases and conditions. Now, Certified Nutrition Specialist Amy Berger presents a multi-pronged nutrition and lifestyle intervention to combat Alzheimer’s disease at its roots. Berger’s research shows that Alzheimer’s results from a fuel shortage in the brain: As neurons become unable to harness energy from glucose, they atrophy and die, leading to classic symptoms like memory loss and behavioral changes.
The MIND Diet Plan and Cookbook: Recipes and Lifestyle Guidelines to Help Prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia by Julie Andrews, MS, RDN, CD
The MIND diet was developed by a nutritional epidemiologist, Martha Clare Morris, at Rush University Medical Center. The MIND Diet Plan and Cookbook is the definitive guide to the MIND diet (
Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay)―which studies have shown may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Author Julie Andrews, MS, RDN, CD is a registered dietitian nutritionist and trained chef with a master’s degree in human nutrition.
The Coconut Oil and Low-Carb Solution for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Other Diseases: A Guide to Using Diet and a High-Energy Food to Protect and Nourish the Brain by Dr. Mary Newport
A guide of how to integrate diet in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
Please let us know about the books you use that help prevent dementia.
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