Defeating Dementia: What You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s and Other Forms of Dementia by Richard Furman, MD, FACS, is a helpful book about dementia prevention. Though I am not a big fan of the title – since not everyone who takes prevention measures can defeat dementia – I do like the book. Some key topics discussed in the book include Alzheimer’s risk factors, the aging process and the health of your arteries, and lifestyle choices for defeating dementia.
The medical advice that Dr. Furman provides is not only good for the prevention of dementia, but also good for someone’s general health. I like that the book explores what dementia is as well as what the stages of Alzheimer’s are. I also like how Furman goes into detail when discussing what foods to eat and what foods to avoid. This book would be a nice starting point for understanding dementia.