THE MEMORY CLINIC
STORIES OF HOPE AND HEALING FOR ALZHEIMER'S PTS AND THEIR FAMILS
STORIES OF HOPE AND HEALING FOR ALZHEIMER'S PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES
Dr. Tiffany Chow offers knowledge and hope for an illness where there is, as yet, no cure. “This book is a summary of what I’ve learned through my research or from my colleagues about prevention and management of dementia,” says the empathetic doctor. “Even where there is a family history of Alzheimer’s disease, people at risk can do things to prevent its onset or progression.”
Through her grandmother Ah Quan, born in 1906 in Hawaii of Chinese ancestry, Chow has a genetic legacy of Alzheimer’s disease. Comparing her life with her grandmother’s, she probes what she and other women can do to mitigate the impact of genetics through nutrition, exercise, and through the concepts of cerebral reserve and brain plasticity. But it is in her front-line role managing the suffering caused by dementia and aiding caregivers where Chow’s compassionate voice is most inspiring.
The Memory Clinic is instructive and reassuring, and is a fascinating guide through the mysterious twists of the brain.
“In turn a personal memoir, a collection of stories, a guide to prevention, an update on the latest research, and inspiration to weary caregivers.”
—Winnipeg Free Press
“This book is the wise and compassionate friend you desperately want when you discover that you or someone you love has dementia. As a daughter and primary caretaker of a mother with Alzheimer's, I deeply appreciate Tiffany Chow's thoughtful and practical help. She distils the best from Western neurological sciences and Eastern wisdom traditions into a sane, grounded, practical and deeply empathetic book. Dr. Chow models a response to the disaster and heartbreak of this disease that is both fearless and joyful, and in so doing, helps us call these qualities forth in ourselves.”
—New York Times bestselling author Ruth Ozeki
Dr. Tiffany Chow, md is senior clinician-scientist at the Baycrest Rotman Research Institute and staff behavioural neurologist at the The Sam and Ida Ross Memory Clinic. She also holds a dual appointment as assistant professor of neurology and geriatric psychiatry with the University of Toronto. She lives in Toronto.