January 28, 2016

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The Alzheimer's prevention cookbook : recipes to boost brain health

contents:Introduction: preventing Alzheimer's disease with nutrition -- pt. 1. The science of Alzheimer's disease. What is Alzheimer's disease? -- Food versus supplements -- Vitamin B and the brain -- Preventing cell damage with antioxidants -- Inflammation: turning down the heat in the brain -- Fats: the bad, the good, and the superior -- The Mediterranean diet: full-package protection against Alzheimer's -- pt. 2. Recipes for brain health. Drinks -- Breakfasts -- Snacks and starters -- Soups --  Salads and sandwiches -- Main dishes -- Vegetables, grains, and legumes -- Condiments and dressings.

Strong medical evidence suggests that simple changes and additions to your diet can reduce the risk or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia and memory loss.

In The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook, Dr. Marwan Sabbagh outlines the latest evidence-based research on Alzheimer’s and nutrition, and presents a dietary plan with nearly 100 recipes to enhance your health. Incorporating high-powered brain-boosting ingredients like turmeric, cinnamon, leafy greens, and even red wine, the recipes developed by Food Network star chef Beau MacMillan are also full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and omega-3s.

The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook is a science-to-table plan that can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, and its strategies and recipes—from sandwiches to salads and beverages to main dishes—can also diminish your chances of developing other inflammatory illnesses like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. This combination cookbook and health guide is a powerful, proactive, and preventive approach to achieving optimum brain health.

The link between nutrition and dementia: education resource booklet

The information contained in this educational resource booklet is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care professional. The information in this booklet was initially produced for community discussion groups and presentations on the topic, however groups are made up of individuals who may have specific diet, nutritional and medical requirements, therefore, the services of a competent health care professional should be sought if expert assistance is required.
Contents  --  Introduction   --  What is Dementia?  --  6 Dementia Statistics   --  Risk Factors  --  9 A closer look at food, nutrition and dementia   --  The Mediterranean Diet  --  13 Omega 3 fats   --  Olive Oil  --  17 Antioxidants   --  Flavonoids  --  22 Fruit and Vegetables in General   --  Folate and B  --  26 Vitamin D – A brief discussion point   --  Putting it all together  --  35 Mediterranean diet style meals   --  References  --  44 Resources



Bold & healthy flavors : 450 recipes from around the world

A great collection of classic, full-flavour recipes? from Japanese Steak House-Style Chicken to Chipotle Chili-Marinated Pork Loin? that use healthy, low-fat ingredients to create memorable meals

Bestselling and award-winning cookbook author, Steven Raichlen, has also spent more than a decade pioneering and perfecting healthy cooking. In Bold & Healthy Flavours he offers 450 easy-to-make dishes from Salmon with Yogurt-Tahini Sauce to Rack of Lamb with Indian Spices and from Chicken in Puebla-Style Mole to Polenta with Calabrian Sausage Sauce. Along the way he imparts low-fat cooking techniques like "bake-frying" and using herbs, spices, heart-healthy oils, citrus zests, stocks, and marinades to bring out the best in your food. The recipes represent all types of international cuisine including Mediterranean, Southwestern, Middle Eastern, Latin American, Indian, Asian, Greek, and more. Not a dull diet book, these recipes are delicious and full of fiery flavor, yet healthy enough to eat every day.


Eating well : a nutrition resource for older people and their carers

Contents: Nutritious diet --   prevent weight loss --  importance of protein --  shopping list for nutrition --  value of dairy foods --  importance of vitamin D --  three meals a day ? --  enough fluid --  eating alone  --  shopping, cooking and eating independently --  teeth , swallowing and mouth problems --   finger food --  caring for someone with dementia --  are you a carer --  food safety --  exercise --  malnutrition risk screening tools --  useful contacts

Brain maker : the power of gut microbes to heal and protect your brain -- for life
Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise -- from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway that can solve this problem: New research indicates that the health of your brain may be, to an extraordinary degree, dictated by the state of your microbiome -- the vast population of organisms that live in your body and outnumber your own cells ten to one. What's taking place in your intestines today may determine your risk for any number of brain-related conditions. Dr. Perlmutter explains the potent interplay between intestinal microbes and the brain, describing how the microbiome develops from birth and evolves based on lifestyle choices, how it can become "sick," and how nurturing gut health through a few easy strategies may alter your brain's destiny for the better.

Grain brain : the surprising truth about wheat, carbs, and sugar--your brain's silent killers
by David Perlmutter
The devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain, with a 30-day plan to achieve optimum health.
Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that's been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more. Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, why your brain thrives on fat and cholesterol, and how you can spur the growth of new brain cells at any age. He offers an in-depth look at how we can take control of our "smart genes" through specific dietary choices and lifestyle habits, demonstrating how to remedy our most feared maladies without drugs. With a revolutionary 4-week plan, GRAIN BRAIN teaches us how we can reprogram our genetic destiny for the better.
 
The brain that changes itself : stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science
 
meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they've transformed--people whose mental limitations or brain damage were seen as unalterable. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed. Using these stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.--From publisher description.
and last but not least
 
101 Essential Tips Yoga
Yoga can be a fantastic way to cut down on stress, relax, and get better posture, improved breathing, and more peace of mind — all from your own living room! There's a lot to learn about yoga, but 101 Essential Tips: Yoga has everything you need to get started. This handy pocket guide explains yoga philosophy and guides you through many yoga poses and breathing exercises.
Build your knowledge and confidence — fast! This pocket guide has all the essentials you're looking for, including the latest tips and tricks. For the price of a magazine, you get incredible research and colorful design that breaks a big subject down in a way that's complete and easy to understand. With 101 Essential Tips, you get a pocket guide that's jam-packed with information and details, from simple explanations of the basics to illustrated step-by-step guides and close-up pictures with detailed descriptions.
Whether you want to build up your basic skills, become an expert, or just have a little more confidence in conversation, 101 Essential Tips is right for you. This pocket guide is chock-full of information to guide you, inspire you, and give you the knowledge and confidence you're looking for. Want to continue learning? Be on the lookout for our complete set of 101 Essential Tips pocket guides from DK.
 

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

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