Seven Steps to Managing Your Aging Memory: What's Normal, What's Not, and What to Do about It (Hardcover)

Seven Steps to Managing Your Aging Memory: What's Normal, What's Not, and What to Do about It By Andrew E. Budson, Maureen O'Connor Cover Image

Seven Steps to Managing Your Aging Memory: What's Normal, What's Not, and What to Do about It (Hardcover)


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As you age, you may find yourself worrying about your memory. Where did I put those car keys? What time was my appointment? What was her name again? With more than 41 million Americans over the age of 65 in the United States, the question becomes how much (or, perhaps, what type) of memory loss is to be expected as one gets older and what should trigger a visit to the doctor.

Seven Steps to Managing Your Aging Memory addresses these key concerns and more, such as:

- What are the signs that suggest your memory problems are more than just part of normal aging?
- Is it normal to have concerns about your memory?
- What are the markers of mild cognitive impairment, dementia, Alzheimer's, and other brain diseases?
- How should you talk about your memory concerns to your doctor?
- What should your doctor do to evaluate your memory?
- Which healthcare professional(s) should you see?
- What medicines, alternative therapies, diets, and exercises actually work to improve your memory?
- Can crossword puzzles, computer brain-training games, memory aids, and strategies help strengthen your memory?
- What other resources are available when dealing with memory loss?

Seven Steps to Managing Your Aging Memory is written in an easy-to-read yet comprehensive style, featuring clinical vignettes and character-based stories that provide real-life examples of how to successfully manage memory loss.
Andrew Budson, MD majored in chemistry and philosophy at Haverford College before receiving his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Budson is Chief of Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology at the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Professor of Neurology at Boston University, and Lecturer in Neurology at Harvard Medical School. His career combines education, research, and clinical care to help those with memory disorders. Maureen O'Connor, PsyD received her doctorate in psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and completed her predoctoral internship at Yale University School of Medicine. In 2005, after completing her postdoctoral residency at the Bedford Veterans Affairs Hospital/Boston University School of Medicine, she accepted an appointment at the Bedford VA as Director of Neuropsychology, where she established the Memory Diagnostic Clinic to evaluate and treat Veterans with memory loss and provide support to their families. In 2019 she was appointed the Director of the Research Education Component at the Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.
Product Details ISBN: 9780197632420
ISBN-10: 0197632424
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: May 1st, 2023
Pages: 376
Language: English