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. * Explores the complex interrelationships between cognitive decline, dementia and the way diet can be modified to improve outcomes* Focuses on both clinical nutrition applications and the innovative preclinical studies that serve as the foundation for rigorous trials* Covers specific conditions and mechanisms in dementias, as well as general aspects, risk factors, lifestyle and guidelines for practitioners* Organizes chapter content in terms of the molecular, mechanistic, epidemiologic, and practical, so that correlations can be observed across conditions
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Product details

  • Electronic book text | 1260 pages
  • 216 x 276mm
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0124079393
  • 9780124079397

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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About Colin R. Martin

Colin R. Martin RN, BSc, PhD, MBA, YCAP, FHEA, C.Psychol, AFBPsS, C.Sci is Professor of Mental Health at Buckinghamshire New University, Middlesex, UK. He is also the Director of the Institute of Mental Health, a major mental health research hub established between Buckinghamshire New University and West London Mental Health NHS Trust. 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 approximately 200 research papers and book chapters. He is a keen book author and editor and his 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 his recent major reference work Comprehensive Guide to Autism (2014). He also has a longstanding interest in brain injury, both developmental and acquired. He has a significant research interest in neurocognitive impairment, including the clinical features common to dementia and Alzheimer Disease and leads a major research project attempting to predict outcomes and select optimal treatment selection in patients with dementia-like symptoms. He is involved in collaborative International research with many European and Non-European countries. Professor Victor R. Preedy, PhD DSc CBiol FIBiol FRCPath FRIPH FRSH FRSPH is currently a Professor in the Department of Dietetics, King's College London and Honorary Professor in Clinical Biochemistry, King's College Hospital and Director of the Genomics Centre, Kings College London. He directs studies regarding nutrition, and clinical biochemistry. Professor Preedy graduated in 1974 from the University of Aston with a Combined Honours Degree in Biology and Physiology with Pharmacology. He gained his PhD in 1981, in the field of Nutrition and Metabolism, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. Between 1988 until 1999 he was associated with the Department of Clinical Biochemistry at King's College Hospital. He was a Reader in Clinical Biochemistry between 1992 and 2002. In 1992, he received his Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists, based on his published works and in 1993 he gained a DSc degree for his outstanding contribution to protein metabolism. At the time, he was one of the university's youngest recipients of this distinguished award. Professor Preedy was elected as a Fellow to the Royal College of Pathologists in 2000. Since then he has been elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (2004), The Royal Institute of Public Health (2004) and The Royal Society of Public Health (2009). Professor Preedy has published over 550 articles, which includes over 160 peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research and 90 reviews as well as 35 books or volumes.
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