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The Memory Clinic

Stories Of Hope And Healing For Alzheimer's Pts And Their Famils

by (author) Tiffany Chow

Penguin Group Canada
Initial publish date
Dec 2013
Alzheimer's & Dementia, Neurology, Healthy Living
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Dec 2013
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Everyone dreads the words “ Alzheimer ’ s disease ” and “ dementia. ” And everyone who  plans to live beyond age sixty-five is at some risk. Dr. Tiffany Chow, a prominent  clinician and neuroscientist, offers knowledge and hope about an illness where  there is, as yet, no cure. Aimed at patients and their families, The Memory Clinic  is a comprehensive and ultimately reassuring work about the prevention and  management of dementia.

Chow herself has a genetic legacy of Alzheimer ’ s disease, and she probes what  she — and everyone else — can do to mitigate the impact of genetics through nutrition,  exercise, and 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. She emphasizes that both  patients and caregivers need to feel safe, healthy, happy, and loved, and that meeting  these basic needs daily takes skill at balancing life ’ s demands and is itself part of the  protective shield against dementia ’ s effects.


Dr. Chow has written an accessible and fascinating guide through the mysteries of  the brain ’ s deterioration in dementia. And as an empathetic physician who sees the  person behind the symptoms, she offers practical strategies and comfort to both  the afflicted and their caregivers.

About the author

Dr. Tiffany Chow, md is senior clinician-scientist at the Baycrest Rotman Research Institute and staff behavioural neurologist at 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.

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Editorial Reviews

“Chow gives much useful advice, sprinkled throughout the book, to caregivers on how to provide compassionate care to a loved one with Alzheimer’s without becoming debilitated in the process.” - Literary Review of Canada

“In the end, what I thought would be a depressing and distressing journey through a much-feared disease turned out to be a life-affirming experience.” - Literary Review of Canada

“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