PRESERVING THE ETCHINGS OF THE MIND: AGING, DEMENTIA, AND HEARING LOSS
In Preserving the Etchings of the Mind, Jaime A.B. Wilson, Ph.D., ABN, ABPP, embarks on a fascinating and entertaining journey on the what, how, and why of dementia and the hearing loss tie-in. Those of us with hearing loss – including our loved ones and esteemed healthcare providers – must be aware of the 24% increase that hearing loss adds to dementia risk. Dr. Wilson discusses what we can do to protect ourselves against the disease of dementia while maximizing the quality of our lives during the Golden Years. This book offers a rare and unique perspective into the world of dementia through the lens of hearing loss – a text others are calling a must-read.
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Jaime A.B. Wilson, Ph.D., ABN, ABPP, is a prescribing medical psychologist and board-certified neuropsychologist in full-time private practice inside and outside Washington. As a past president of the Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses, Dr. Wilson also serves on the Diversity Council for the Society of Prescribing Psychology and as Chair of the Diversity Committee for the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology.
Format: Paperback, black and white
Length: 156 pages
Published: August 2023
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
“This book covers such important and, in ways, novel territory. Dr. Wilson provides essential information for individuals with hearing loss to keep the brain healthy, vital, and engaged. The primary auditory pathways and auditory association cortical areas comprise a substantial part of the brain. Etchings of the Mind elaborates on how to keep these critical neural systems active and adaptive as the brain ages.”
-Dr. Erin D. Bigler, Ph.D., ABPP
Board Certified Neuropsychologist
Emeritus Professor and Director of MRI Research Laboratory at Brigham Young University
Author/Editor of 11 Textbooks & 600+ Peer-reviewed Articles & Publications
“In Preserving the Etchings of the Mind, Dr. Wilson delivers an exceptional review of the dementia risk factors, including that of hearing loss. He addresses the all-important issue of medical conditions that, once addressed, resolves the underlying dementia-like condition. Dr. Wilson also provides tools, evidence-based insights, and pharmacological options for reducing the risk of cognitive decline and leading healthier lives today.”
-Dr. David S. Shearer, Ph.D., MSCP, ABMP
Board Certified Prescribing Medical Psychologist
Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC)
Director of Behavioral Sciences, Family Medicine Residency
“This book will help empower individuals with hearing loss to proactively address their needs to manage their potential risks for cognitive decline. By arming them with this valuable information, they can engage their healthcare providers and healthcare systems meaningfully and ensure that they are not marginalized or ignored with respect to their healthcare needs.”
-Dr. Michael M. McKee, MD, MPH
Board Certified Family Medicine Physician
Dexter Health Center – Deaf Health Clinic
University of Michigan Medical School
“This book helps to clarify the hearing loss and dementia connection while also providing current trends in behavioral and pharmacological options to improve our odds of staying mentally sharp. The book is well written and flows very nicely, providing a background on dementia. Dr. Wilson’s style of writing is informative, but the writing is relaxed, with good examples that are easily relatable and will keep the reader’s interest. He does not burden the reader with jargon but provides a logical connection between dementia and hearing loss. Highly recommend.”
-Dr. Randall L. Tackett, Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy
Associate Department Head
College of Pharmacy, University of Georgia