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M = Meal Smarts
A = Aerobic Smarts
R = Resilience Smarts
T = Train-Your-Brain Smarts
S = Sleep Smarts These easy, low-cost, and fun brain-boosting activities can help you delay or even avoid the onset of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, mitigating symptoms like forgetfulness or depression and sharpening your mental edge. With a personalized 3-week plan that includes recipes, brain games, and exercises, along with advice for caregivers, Outsmarting Alzheimer's is your best shot at staying sharp and vibrant for life.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-12-07
- Reviewer: Staff
Alzheimers disease is one of the biggest worries for many people as they age. There is no surgery, procedure or medicine that can cure it, but physician Kosik presents a good case for his comprehensive programs effectiveness in delaying its onset. He believes that when we change our lifestyles for the better, our brains change for the better, too. Part one dispels myths about the disease and provides a list of symptoms, along with an 18-question self-administered test for calculating ones individual risk. Each chapter in part two is keyed to the mnemonic SMARTSSocial, Meal, Aerobics, Resilience to Stress, Train Your Brain, and Sleepand features between eight and 15 targeted prescriptions for reducing risk. Part three covers a three-week personalized plan, with meal and exercise advice and social and brain-boosting activities, all designed to establish part twos lifestyle prescriptions as habit. There are appropriate adaptations for people with preexisting medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or joint pain. Kosik offers a very reasonable and feasible program, aimed at both avoiding Alzheimers disease and achieving overall enhanced physical and mental well-being. (Jan.)