This groundbreaking explanation of the causes and treatment of Alzheimer's disease rests on the author's belief that Alzheimer's is merely one of several types of dementia-and that in most cases dementia is avoidable. He further explains that the various forms of dementia may well be different manifestations of the same set of underlying problems. Rather than being the inevitable result of aging, Mendelson asserts, dementia is primarily the result of bad diet, stress, lack of mental and physical exercise, and other poor lifestyle choices.
Scott D. Mendelson is currently a consult liaison psychiatrist at the Roseburg VA Medical Center in Roseburg, Oregon. He graduated with honors from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1996, and then completed a four-year residency in psychiatry at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center in Charlottesville. His work on the link between metabolic disorders such as diabetes and obesity and psychiatric illness has been called "magnificent" by his peers, and the Journal of the American Medical Association called his first book, Metabolic Syndrome and Psychiatric Illness, "brilliant and scholarly." Dr. Mendelson lives in Roseburg, Oregon.