OZARK, Mo., Dec. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Alzheimer's Disease International, someone in the world develops dementia every three seconds. Worldwide, nearly 50 million people have Alzheimer's or a related dementia. In the United States, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease where it is the sixth-leading cause of death. The growth rate is steep. In the U.S., Alzheimer's prevalence is expected to reach 16 million by the year 2050. While new treatments for Alzheimer's disease are under investigation, there have been many failed clinical trials, and currently no approved medications are able to address the underlying causes of the condition. Just this week the U.S. National Institutes of Health announced a consortium award to enhance clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias aimed at accelerating development in this critical area.
Further underlining the need for preventative brain health is the recognition that the signs of Alzheimer's disease may show up many years before symptoms appear. This may represent a window of opportunity to prevent cognitive decline. Those with a gene variant known as ApoE4 appear to be especially at risk.
New research has uncovered neuroscience-based strategies to avoid memory loss and protect your aging brain, and Ken Sharlin, M.D., a board-certified neurologist, has collected this information into a single, readable volume to share this information with you. The title, The Neurologist's Healthy Brain Toolbox: Doctor-Proven Strategies to Avoid Memory Loss and Protect Your Aging Brain, is based on the principles of lifestyle medicine and the emerging science of systems biology.
Dr. Sharlin explores the role of sleep, movement, nutrition, stress-reduction, and relationships in predicting age-related brain disease risk while helping his readers take steps to improve their memory. He explores the emerging science of systems biology and goes under the hood to teach his readers how they can take steps which affect them all the way down to their DNA, the behavior of the immune system, and the trillions of microbes that inhabit the body collectively known as the microbiome. The Neurologist's Healthy Brain Toolbox: Doctor-Proven Strategies to Avoid Memory Loss and Protect Your Aging Brain is available for pre-order on Amazon.
Ken Sharlin, M.D., M.P.H., IFMCP, is a board-certified neurologist, consultant, functional medicine practitioner, author, and speaker. He received his medical degrees from Emory University, and functional medicine certification through The Institute for Functional Medicine. He is the #1 best-selling author of The Neurologist's Healthy Brain Toolbox: Doctor-Proven Strategies to Improve Memory Loss and Protect Your Aging Brain, and of numerous essays that have appeared in media internationally. Dr. Sharlin is a 3-time Ironman Triathlon finisher who took his story of personal transformation and made it part of his career when he shifted gears from a conventional neurology practice to a holistic, lifestyle-medicine-oriented approach. He practices general neurology, conducts clinical research, and directs his functional medicine program, Brain Tune Up!, through his clinic, Sharlin Health and Neurology, located in Ozark, MO.
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