Book review: What You Must Know About Memory Loss & How You Can Stop It


Most people have had a “senior moment”—even young people—forgetting a name, misplacing car keys, etc. But are these just normal blips in memory, something we all have to accept as a part of aging? Or, even scarier, the first hints of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia? The truth is there are many (surprising) factors that can contribute to cognitive decline—hormonal imbalances, heavy metal poisoning, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, and even insomnia. What You Must Know About Memory Loss & How You Can Stop It by Pamela Wartian Smith, MD, MPH, is a comprehensive handbook that’s a must-read for anyone who wants to prevent or reverse memory loss—quizzes to help you identify the root of what could be causing memory lapses, supplement protocols, diet and lifestyle tips and strategies that can help you stop and reverse memory loss and regain mental acuity. With a wealth of research and information and proven techniques, reading this in-depth guide could be the best thing you ever do for your brain—and it could pay off for years to come.

Alzheimer’s signs

  • Confusion with time or place; delusions
  • Decline in comprehension of spatial relationships
  • Difficulty learning or multitasking
  • Memory loss that interferes with daily functioning
  • Trouble communicating (e.g., difficulty finding the right words)