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Author Anderson, Nicole D.

Title Living with mild cognitive impairment : a guide to maximizing brain health and reducing risk of dementia / Nicole D. Anderson, Kelly J. Murphy, Angela K. Troyer.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    616.83 AND    Available
Description xx, 363 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Section one: What is mild cognitive impairment? Defining mild cognitive impairment ; How mild cognitive impairment differs from normal aging ; How mild cognitive impairment differs from dementia ; Possible outcomes of mild cognitive impairment ; Risk factors for mild cognitive impairment and dementia -- Section Two: How is mild cognitive impairment identified and managed? How mild cognitive impairment is diagnosed ; Treatment of mild cognitive impairment ; The personal impact of mild cognitive impairment ; Living effectively with mild cognitive impairment ; Taking charge of mild cognitive impairment -- Section Three: What can be done to improve prognosis? Healthy diet: feed your body, fuel your brain ; Exercise: jog your memory ; Cognitive engagement: getting your brain in gear ; Social engagement: a good friend is good medicine ; Memory strategies: techniques to improve everyday remembering.
Summary "This book is for individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), their loved ones, and the health care professionals with whom they navigate their journey with MCI. Provided are up-to-date scientifically substantiated knowledge about what MCI is, how it affects people, and how to take a proactive approach to health and wellbeing for living with MCI"-- Provided by publisher.
"One in ten adults over 65 has some form of mild cognitive impairment or MCI--thinking problems that go beyond those associated with normal aging, but that fall short of the serious impairments experienced by people with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias. This is the first book written specifically for individuals with MCI, for their loved ones, and for the health care professionals who treat them. Written by three clinicians and researchers who have devoted their careers to MCI patients, this book provides up-to-date and reliable information on the nature of this disorder, how it may affect people, and what can be done about it. The authors explain how MCI is diagnosed and treated and they offer advice on how to improve cognitive health through diet and exercise, through social engagement, and through the use of practical, effective memory strategies. Throughout, case studies illustrate the real-life issues facing people living with MCI. The book includes "Questions to Ask Your Doctor," recommended readings and links to relevant websites, and worksheets to guide readers through healthy lifestyle changes"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Cognition disorders in old age -- Treatment.
Cognition disorders -- Nutritional aspects.
Cognition disorders in old age -- Diagnosis.
Added Author Murphy, Kelly J.
Troyer, Angela K.
ISBN 9780199764822 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0199764824 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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