Review: Defeating Dementia by Richard Furman, MD, FACS

Defeating DementiaThis was an interesting and eye opening book. I thought that the author did a very good job of showing the connection between artery health and future issues with forms of dementia and Altzheimer’s. The author highlights important reasons to be eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly to decrease the likelihood of dementia.

This subject matter is pretty heavy and I did have to take breaks between reading through sections of it because, let’s face it, it is hard to think of this happening to yourself or a loved one someday.

I appreciated the numerous studies included and explained in this book, as well as the segments of the author’s own personal experience with Altzheimer’s through the decline of his mother-in-law’s health years earlier. This added a personal touch to the book.

(4 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.


Defeating DementiaDementia. It’s one of the most dreaded conditions we face as we age. Many people claim they would rather be diagnosed with cancer than dementia or Alzheimer’s. What many don’t realize is that dementia is not a forgone conclusion as we get older. Our own lifestyle choices and habits can have a significant impact–for good or ill–on our chances of developing the disease. And that means there’s hope.

Drawing from the latest medical research, Dr. Richard Furman helps readers understand dementia and Alzheimer’s and shows them how to make three powerful lifestyle changes that can help decrease the probability of developing this disease. He explains how eating the right foods, exercising, and sustaining an ideal weight can dramatically reduce the likelihood of developing dementia in the first place, and even how it can slow the progression of the disease in someone who has already received a diagnosis.

Purchase your own copy here.



Dr. Richard Furman, MD, FACS, has over 30 years experience as a vascular surgeon. He is passionate about helping people prevent the problems that kill over half of all Americans. His unique ability to combine easy-to-follow advice with the latest medical research empowers men and women to:

  • Achieve and maintain their ideal weight
  • Reduce their risk for life-threatening diseases
  • Make exercise a natural part of their lives
  • Learn what foods to eat and what foods to avoid

Dr. Furman’s experience includes serving as past president of the North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, past president of the North Carolina Surgical Society, and a two-term governor of the American College of Surgeons. He also cofounded World Medical Mission, the medical arm of Samaritan’s Purse, and is a member of the board of Samaritan’s Purse. Dr. Furman lives in North Carolina.

Visit his website at here.

About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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1 Response to Review: Defeating Dementia by Richard Furman, MD, FACS

  1. Kay Garrett says:

    Alzheimer is an awful disease. Experienced it first hand with my Mom. She lived with us the last five years of her life in which my husband and I were her full-time caregivers. You never think that your Mom will become your child or that the person you use to be able to talk to about anything can’t talk much if at all or understand most of what you say. My heart goes out to anyone else going through such a time. ❤

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