Diet and Nutrition in Dementia and Cognitive Decline

Diet and Nutrition in Dementia and Cognitive Decline

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Diet and Nutrition in Dementia and Cognitive Decline offers researchers and clinicians a single authoritative source which outlines the complex interrelationships between cognitive decline, dementia and the way diet can be modified to improve outcomes. In a cross-disciplinary field like dementia research and practice, clinicians and researchers need a comprehensive resource which will quickly help them identify a range of nutritional components and how they affect cognitive decline and the development of dementia.

While the focus is on clinical applications, the book also features landmark and innovative preclinical studies that have served as the foundation of rigorous trials. Chapters explore the evidence of how nutritional components, either in the diet or supplements, can either impede the development to, or progression from, the onset of dementia. Authors investigate how conditions and processes overlap between defined conditions and present studies which show that dietary components may be equally effective in a number of conditions characterized by declining cognition or dementia. This book represents essential reading for researchers and practicing clinicians in nutrition, dietetics, geriatrics, nursing, neurology, and psychology, as well as researchers, such as neuroscientists, molecular and cellular biochemists, interested in dementia.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1260 pages
  • 218.44 x 281.94 x 68.58mm | 3,515.32g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0124078249
  • 9780124078246
  • 2,132,155

Table of contents

Part 1: Introductory Aspects, Specific Conditions and Basic Mechanisms in Dementia and Cognitive Decline

Part 2: General Aspects, Nutritional Factors and Specific Conditions in Dementia and Cognitive Decline

Part 3: Micronutrients in Dementia and Cognitive Decline

Part 4: Lipids, Amino Acids, Proteins and Alcohol in Dementia and Cognitive Decline

Part 5: Nutraceuticals and Dietary Components in Dementia and Cognitive Decline

Part 6: Practical Issues and Nutritional Health in Dementia and Cognitive Decline
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Review quote

"This comprehensive resource on dementia and cognitive health can be a useful tool for specialists who focus on this area of medicine. 3 Stars - Score: 71" --Doody's
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About Colin R. Martin

Colin R. Martin is Professor of Mental Health at Buckinghamshire New University, Middlesex, UK. He is a Registered Nurse, Chartered Health Psychologist and a Chartered Scientist. He also trained in analytical biochemistry, this aspect reflecting the psychobiological focus of much of his research within mental health. He has published or has in press well over 200 research papers and book chapters. He is a keen book author and editor having written and/or edited 15 books all of which reflect his diverse academic interests that examine in-depth, the interface between mental health and physical health. These outputs include the seminal five volume magnum opus, Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition (2011), the prophetic insight into the treatment of neurological disease, Nanomedicine and the Nervous System (2012), and the major reference works Comprehensive Guide to Autism (2014), Diet and Nutrition in Dementia and Cognitive Decline (2015) and Comprehensive Guide to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (2016). Professor Martin has a keen interest in bariatric surgery, particularly the psychobiological and psychosocial aspects associated with bariatric interventions and his interest in this area is reflected in a systematic review of quality of life measures for use in bariatric surgery contexts as well as the development of a bariatric-specific quality of life measure. He is involved in collaborative International research with many European and Non-European countries. Victor R. Preedy BSc, PhD, DSc, FRSB, FRSPH, FRCPath, FRSC is a senior member of King's College London. He is also Director of the Genomics Centre and a member of the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine. Professor Preedy has longstanding academic interests in substance misuse especially in relation to health and well being. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Drug and Alcohol Dependence and a founding member of the Editorial Board of Addiction Biology. In his career Professor Preedy was Reader at the Addictive Behaviour Centre at The University of Roehampton, and also Reader at the School of Pharmacy (now part of University College London; UCL). Professor Preedy is Editor of the influential works The Handbook Of Alcohol Related Pathology, The Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse and The Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies (all published by Academic Press-Elsevier). Professor Preedy graduated in 1974 with an Honours Degree in Biology and Physiology with Pharmacology. He gained his University of London PhD in 1981. In 1992, he received his Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists and in 1993 he gained his second doctoral degree (DSc). Professor Preedy was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Biology in 1995 and also as a Fellow to the Royal College of Pathologists in 2000. He was then elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (2004) and The Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene (2004). In 2009, Professor Preedy became a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and in 2012 a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. To his credit, Professor Preedy has published over 600 articles, which includes peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research, abstracts and symposium presentations, reviews and numerous books and volumes.
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