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Defeating Dementia by Richard Furman, MD, FACS May 10, 2018

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In the fight against dementia, the most powerful player is you.

“While many books have been written about individuals with Alzheimer’s, none has so seamlessly connected the disease biology, the patient experience, and the preventative science as Dr. Furman does so skillfully. Dr. Furman’s work will serve as the definitive guide on preventative measures to decrease one’s chances of developing Alzheimer’s dementia.”–Senator Bill Frist, nationally recognized heart and lung transplant surgeon, former US Senate majority leader, and chairman of the executive council of Cressey and Company, from the foreword

“I had always thought that there was little one could do to prevent or slow the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. However, in this amazing book, Defeating Dementia, Dr. Richard Furman explains in an easy to understand and detailed way that there are actually things you can be doing right now to decrease your odds of developing Alzheimer’s dementia. This book can change the way you live. It can give you a new hope and practical steps to deal with–and even help prevent–Alzheimer’s.”–Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and founder of Samaritan’s Purse, from the foreword

“Dr. Furman has created a unique book for the public–one that synthesizes decades of research on the prevention and early treatment of dementia into understandable chunks and practical advice. Pairing the science with personal story provides immediacy, underscoring that this advice is not just a good idea, it’s crucial and matters now.”–Dr. Richard Ackermann, director, Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship, Mercer University School of Medicine

Dementia. It’s one of the most dreaded conditions we face as we age. Many people claim they would rather be diagnosed with cancer than Alzheimer’s. What many don’t realize is that dementia is not a forgone conclusion as we get older. Our own lifestyle choices and habits can have a significant impact–for good or ill–on our chances of developing the disease.

And that means there’s hope.

Drawing from the latest medical research, Dr. Richard Furman helps you understand dementia and Alzheimer’s and shows you how to make three powerful lifestyle changes that can help decrease the probability of developing this disease. He explains how eating the right foods, exercising, and sustaining an ideal weight can dramatically reduce the likelihood of developing dementia in the first place, and how these habits can even slow the progression of the disease in someone who has already received a diagnosis.

If you or your loved ones are concerned about Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, let this book be your guide into a healthy future.

My thoughts:

At first I almost passed up this book. But something made me go back and request to review it.

I’m glad I did.

Dementia is close to my heart because there has been some question whether my own father might have it or not. I don’t know. But this book pulled me in and educated me and taught me there is hope with simple changes in our lifestyle we can slow the process down.

I also learned about the risk factors for dementia. Unfortunately, many older people have these risk factors. I do and I’m not that old yet. But I have always struggled with my cholesterol. I am working at changing and now I have even greater motivation.

The other thing that made this book so interesting to me was how the author dispersed the story of his mother-in-law throughout. This broke up all the science type stuff (which typically bores me) and made the book more personal.

I really liked this book and appreciated the information. If this is a topic that interests or concerns you this book will encourage you.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own. 


One Response to “Defeating Dementia by Richard Furman, MD, FACS”

  1. Thanks 4 sharing this book with me. My father and mother are elderly and my father has every sign of dementia. I hope to get this book soon. Every little bit helps.

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