July 02, 2014

Resources from the Harvard Medical School and John Hopkins Medicine

These resources are available for loan to members of AANSW - if you would like to reserve them please email the Library on nsw.library@alzheimers.org.au
Healthy eating : a guide to the new nutrition
Contents: Eating for health  --  The food pyramid  -- New Dietary Guidelines for Americans --  Foods with healthy fats, carbs, and proteins  --  All about fat --  What about carbohydrates?  --  Update on protein --  Getting vitamins from food (not pills)  -- Fruits and vegetables  --  Colorful choices --  SPECIAL BONUS SECTION: Healthy snacking   --  Foods to avoid --  Added sugar  --  Dairy fat   -- Baked sweets   --  White carbohydrates --  Processed and high-fat meats  -- Sugary beverages  --  Salt  --  The food-health connection  --  Hindering heart disease and stroke  --  Halting hypertension --  Defeating diabetes  --  Battling breast cancer    --  Controlling colorectal cancer  -- Preventing prostate cancer --  Beating bone loss  --  Banishing birth defects  -- Eradicating eye disease  --  Discouraging diverticular disease   --  Arresting Alzheimer’s disease  --  How safe is your food?  -- The biggest threat: Contamination --  Handling food safely  --  What about pesticides?   --  Additives and your health  --  Other food safety issues  -- Shopping for food  --  Reading a food label --  Choosing meat and fish   -- Buying grains and beans  --  Shopping for fruits and vegetables  --  Browsing the dairy case  -- Eating out  --  Resources --  Glossary
Vitamins and minerals: choosing the nutrients you need to stay healthy
Contents: Vitamins and minerals: The basics  -- Water-soluble vitamins  -- Fat-soluble vitamins  -- Major minerals  -- Trace minerals  -- Understanding antioxidants  -- Federal guidelines  -- Recommended amounts of vitamins  -- Recommended amounts of minerals  -- Making sense of scientific studies  -- Cast of characters: From vitamin A to zinc  -- Vitamin A and carotenoids  -- B vitamins  -- Vitamin C  -- Vitamin D  -- Vitamin E  -- Vitamin K  -- Calcium  -- Magnesium  -- Potassium  -- Selenium  -- Zinc  -- SPECIAL BONUS SECTION: Does your diet deliver the daily recommended dose?  -- Should you take supplements?  -- Potential pitfalls  -- More isn’t always better  -- Specialized supplements for women, men, and older adults  -- Advice on choosing a supplement  -- Beyond vitamins: Fish oils and phytochemicals  -- Fish oils  -- Phytochemicals  -- Getting too little  -- Are you deficient?  -- Getting too much  -- Avoiding overload  -- Resources  -- Glossary
A guide to women's health : fifty and forward
Contents : Taking stock of your health at midlife  --  Understanding your health risks  --  Cardiovascular disease  --  Stroke  --  Lung cancer  --  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)  --  Alzheimer’s disease  --  Accidents  --  Breast cancer  --  Diabetes  --  Influenza and pneumonia  --  Colorectal cancer  --  Ovarian cancer  --  SPECIAL BONUS SECTION: 10 steps to a longer and healthier life  --  Minimizing potentially disabling disorders  --  Osteoporosis  --  Osteoarthritis  --  Foot problems  --  Depression  --  Anxiety  --  Underactive thyroid  --  Pelvic organ prolapse  --  Incontinence  --  Skin conditions  --  Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)  --  Coping with chronic conditions  --  Fibromyalgia  --  Irritable bowel syndrome  --  Vaginal pain  --  Managing bothersome problems  --  Persistent menopausal symptoms  --  Dry skin  --  Wrinkles  --  Rosacea  --  Hair loss  --  Excessive hair growth  --  Resources  --  Glossary
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease : a guide for the home caregiver
Authoritative advice on how to successfully manage your day-to-day responsibilities—including how to organize a patient’s home for optimum safety, the proper methods for managing his or her personal care, and the right strategies to handle aggression and other behavioral problems.You will also find guidance on some of the larger decisions you may face as a caregiver—from confronting the need to curtail a loved one’s driving to the many considerations that surface in deciding whether to move someone to a nursing home or other residential care facility.
How to protect your memory & brain health : 8 key strategies
Contents: introduction -- Memory and Your Aging Brain -- #1: Get Regular Exercise—Your Best Memory Booster#2: Protect Your Heart, Protect Your Brain -- #3: Get a Good Night’s Sleep—Regularly -- #4: Eat a Diet That Builds Brain Health -- #5: Alcohol—in Moderation—Offers Some Brain Protection -- #6: Be Aware of Medications That Impmpact Memory -- #7: Keep Your Mind Sharp with Mental Activities -- #8: Eliminate Other Causes of Memory Problems


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