From Ginny Pisciotta
Author: Peggy Sarlin
Title: Awakening from Alzheimer’s : how 9 maverick doctors are reversing Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory loss
Awakening From Alzheimer’s is fascinating, informative and encouraging. The book is short and easy to read – you don’t need to be a scientist or doctor to understand it. You will be encouraged by the stories of Alzheimer’s patients who got their lives back using various remedies mentioned in this book. The book is mainly anecdotal, but does mention studies done on some of the supplements. It is not about one particular course of action, but about various methods used by different doctors with success.
One of the doctors the author interviewed is Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. , a frequent guest on T.V. shows such as The Dr. Oz Show. According to Dr. Teitelbaum, many people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s don’t actually have it. Dementia has a lot of causes and many of them are treatable.
A few of the supplements mentioned in the book are coconut oil, prevagen, lion’s mane (a medicinal mushroom), methylene blue, pycnogenol, PS, Huperzine A, Curcumin, Vectomega and Co-Q10.
In my opinion, this book is definitely worth reading. Many of the suggestions are simple enough and inexpensive enough to at least try. Although using several different supplements could get expensive, it would still be a bargain if it eliminated the need for assisted living. Even if you don’t know anyone with dementia, this book is full of information to help safeguard your own cognitive abilities.