After best-selling author Jean Carper 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.
100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's will change the way you look at the disease and provide exciting new answers from the frontiers of brain research to help keep you and your family free from this heartbreaking illness.
Jean Carper is the author of 23 books, including three New York Times best sellers: Food - Your Miracle Medicine, Stop Aging Now!, and Miracle Cures. She is a contributing editor to USA Weekend magazine. Narrator Susanna Burney is an actress, voiceover artist, and director who makes her home in Seattle. For almost 20 years, she has performed in theaters all across the US, as well as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. She is the founding artistic director of Our American Theater Company.
What made the experience of listening to 100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's the most enjoyable?
There is a lot of worthwhile information in this book. I have tried a few of these items and can tell they make a difference for me.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
What did you like best about 100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's? What did you like least?
The book gave good practical advice in easy-to-listen to chunks. It tackled Alzheimers as a problem that could affect all of us, although there are things we can do to prevent it.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
It wasn't actually a story. It was fine just the way it was as a self-help book.
Did Susanna Burney do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?
There were no different characters! This is a non-fiction book with practical advice on dementia prevention.
Was 100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's worth the listening time?
Yes, it was. I would listen to ten different points every day, while walking my dog, so that I could 'digest' them mentally.
Any additional comments?
We all need to take responsibility for our health., Being informed is one sensible way to do so.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
An interesting version of the round up article. Lots of good information ... probably lots of questionable information. Interesting to listen to. It is a compendium of what scientists think right now about what one could do to sort of bail the brain out by making new brain cells faster than it can leak and sink.
the author repeats herself, and it is not clear from much of her evidence, that it is evidence for anything more than association. An increase in the chance of getting Alzheimer's is associated with eating more red meat. ... but is it a causal association, or do meat eaters also engage in other behaviors and dietary habits that increase the chance of Alzheimer's. If the association is not one of cause and effect then say eating less meat will not affect one's chances of getting the disease.
My favorite was the fact that problems with balance predate Alzheimer's by some years. But does it follow that practicing standing on one foot will heal your brain? Both the dementia and the bad balance may have the same cause.
When listening to this book, one should look for more than something like: "5000 women smoked more and remembered less." Often there is more .. animal experiments and direct observations of human brains before and after the beneficial or detrimental diet or behavior. One should look for these in addition to the association of a substance or behavior with the disease
One should google her references and even look at the clinical studies themselves if possible (They are usually way technical and choked with arcane acronyms... but worth the effort to see what the experimenters were really measuring and how..
7 of 10 people found this review helpful