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2020 Memory White Paper [Print and Digital Bundle] (New)

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Whether you’re worried about developing Alzheimer’s disease or are just having problems remembering where you left your car keys, eyeglasses, or TV remote, the 2020 Memory White Paper could make a big difference in your life. It brings you the most significant memory and mind breakthroughs over the past year from leading medical research facilities around the world.

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What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease

Published by the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health. Read More…

University of California, Berkeley,
School of Public Health

The White Papers are published by the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health. These publications are an outgrowth of the School’s commitment to help improve the health and wellness of our community of readers by publishing expert advice on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of ailments and disorders. We provide trusted, authoritative health guidance from leading physicians and researchers at America’s top medical centers and hospitals.

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The School’s faculty members are leading scholars in their respective fields. Many of them are members of the prestigious National Academies of Medicine and Sciences. The School enrolls approximately 700 graduate students a year, and educates about 425 undergraduate students through the upper-division public health major. The School’s more than 15,000 graduates can be found working throughout the world, both in the public and private sectors.

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everywhere, has the right to a healthy life

Your purchase of the Memory White Paper supports the School of Public Health faculty and students in their work to confront the major health challenges of our generation. A portion of every sale goes to funding scholarships. Your purchase will directly benefit your own health as well as the health of those in your community.

You can count on the White Papers to bring you medical information that is trustworthy, impeccably researched and current.

Keep your mind sharp
and clear well into your 80s and beyond

Whether it’s you … your spouse … your mother … your father … an aunt or uncle … grandparent … or a best friend … everyone faces the possibility of diminishing memory, loss of optimal brain function and slowed mental capacity with age.

By 2050, it is projected that up to 16 million people will have Alzheimer’s disease.

But now, not everyone must succumb to memory loss, dementia and other age-related losses of brain function.

Every day, scientists are uncovering evidence that diminished memory and mental capacity are NOT inevitable for everyone. Learn how nutrition and lifestyle habits can help improve the odds of warding off cognitive decline.

Introducing Your Alzheimer’s Expert

The 2020 Memory White Paper is authored by Dr. William Jagust, M.D., a professor of public health and neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley, and a faculty senior scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His work has been focused on understanding the aging brain-particularly, the borderland between brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease.

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What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease

Scientists have yet to pinpoint a cause for Alzheimer’s disease. The leading theory is that it occurs because a protein called beta-amyloid accumulates in the brain, and that this then leads to alterations in another protein, called tau. The ensuing deposition of tau in the brain leads to dysfunction of brain cells and a loss of connections among them, ultimately causing them to die. While this theory has received the most attention, it has yet to be proven.

Listed below are several factors that increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Having a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease means that you’re more likely to develop the disorder, but it doesn’t mean you necessarily will. Risk factors don’t directly cause the condition.

Age. The strongest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease is advanced age, with the likelihood of developing the disease doubling every five years beginning at age 65. After age 95, the risk reaches nearly 50 percent.

Gender. Women are at higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease than men, even after taking into account the fact that women tend to live longer. It is not clear exactly why women are more vulnerable. Decreased levels of estrogen after menopause may play a role.

Heredity and genetic predisposition. Having a family member with Alzheimer’s increases the risk of developing the disease. Only a handful of people with Alzheimer’s—fewer than 1 percent—have the disease as a result of one of three identifiable defective genes, or gene mutations (APP, PS-1, PS-2) that inevitably lead to the condition. Gene mutations that increase the risk of Alzheimer’s but don’t inevitably lead to it also have been identified.

Some families have a predisposition to Alzheimer’s, meaning that although the disease “runs in the family,” it is not associated with a genetic defect discussed above. Some family members develop the disease, while others don’t. Having a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease is not the same thing as carrying a genetic mutation.

Cardiovascular disease. Many of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease appear to be risk factors for Alzheimer’s. These include:

  • Stroke
  • High low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad,” cholesterol
  • Low high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good,” cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • Overconsumption of unhealthy fats
  • Excess body weight
  • Lack of exercise
  • Type 2 diabetes (considered a cardiovascular risk factor
    equivalent)

Other possible risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease include head injury, major depression, and Down syndrome.

[From: 2020 Memory White Paper, pp. 32-35, 38-39.]

The 2020 Memory White Paper

Your Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Here are just a few topics we discuss in the 2020 Memory White Paper:

  • The Biology of Memory
  • Health Conditions That Can Cause Memory Loss
  • Age-Associated Memory Impairment
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Irreversible Dementias
  • Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
  • Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
  • Prevention Strategies: What You Can Do to Help Stay Mentally Sound
  • Treating Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
  • Chart: Commonly Used Drugs for Treating Alzheimer’s Disease 2020
  • Handling the Role of Caregiver
  • Health Information Organizations and Support Groups

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  • A wealth of research shows that people who follow the well-established health habits discussed in the White Paper have the best shot at remaining sharp-witted as they grow older.
  • Find out about recently developed advances in brain imaging that experts are calling a game changer. With a focus on biomarkers, not symptoms, they’re helping to redefine what it means to have dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Tips for figuring out if your medicines may be to blame for memory issues.
  • Expert advice on easing the toll of anticipatory grief, a complex phenomenon that can affect family members and others who care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
  • Learn exactly how and where memories are made.

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  • Get strategies for boosting your memory power, no matter what age you are.
  • Live long enough and most of us have some cognitive decline. Get insights on whether what you’re experiencing is normal, an early stage of mild cognitive impairment, or a form of dementia-and what you might be able to do about it.
  • Is there any research showing that physical activity protects against mental decline? Experts answer this question for you.

Order the 2020 Memory White Paper today, and you’ll also receive a FREE guide as an instant download.

FREE Memory Health Tips:

Secrets of a Fade-Proof Memory

Hints and tips on avoiding age-related memory loss

  • Can Alcohol Help Preserve Memory?
  • Drugs for Alzheimer’s: Fine-Tuning Your Expectations.
  • Not-So-Trivial Pursuits: Activities to Help Keep Your Mind Sharp.
  • Medications That May Affect Your Memory

It is important to seek early diagnosis and treatment of memory disorders. Ignoring the symptoms can compound your problems. Learn as much as you can about them now so you can be more proactive about your health.

Receive both the digital and print editions of the 2020 Memory White Paper, plus the Secrets of a Fade-Proof Memory digital guide, all for only $19.95 plus shipping. Order now and download the digital editions right away and we’ll mail you the print version of the White Paper. This way you’ll have access to the digital edition immediately and a printed edition to refer to whenever necessary.

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