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Keep Sharp

Keep Sharp

Build A Better Brain at Any Age

Book - 2021
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"Throughout our life, we look for ways to keep our mind sharp and effortlessly productive. Now, globe trotting neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta offers insights from top scientists all over the world, whose cutting-edge research can help you heighten and protect brain function and maintain cognitive health at any age. Keep Sharp debunks common myths about aging and cognitive decline, explores whether there's a "best" diet or exercise regimen for the brain, and explains whether it's healthier to play video games that test memory and processing speed, or to engage in more social interaction. Discover what we can learn from "super-brained" people who are in their eighties and nineties with no signs of slowing down-and whether there are truly any benefits to drugs, supplements, and vitamins. Dr. Gupta also addresses brain disease, particularly Alzheimer's, answers all your questions about the signs and symptoms, and shows how to ward against it and stay healthy while caring for a partner in cognitive decline. He likewise provides readers with a personalized twelve-week program featuring practical strategies to strengthen your brain every day. Keep Sharp is the only owner's manual you'll need to keep your brain young and healthy regardless of your age!"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: 2006
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2021.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781501166730
Call Number: HEALTH/Medical GUPTA
Characteristics: 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects: Cognition -- Age factors.
Human information processing -- Age factors.
Brain -- Aging.
Aging -- Prevention.
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Neuroscience & Cognitive Neuropsychology.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Longevity.
SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Memory Improvement.
Self-help publications.
Additional Contributors: Loberg, Kristin - Author
Alternative Title: Build a better brain at any age
Est. publishing date: 2006


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Mar 08, 2021

Well intentioned but, overall, disappointingly basic. If you're already reasonably informed on this topic, you're not likely to learn much that's new to you. I wound up skimming it all the way through just to be sure I wasn't missing any nuggets of wisdom (there were a few for me, such as the link between hydration and brain fog, but I really didn't need to be told not to eat donuts).

Feb 23, 2021

Reputed Neurosurgeon Gupta has the ability to make complex medical matters simple. He explains things in layman's terms on TV and does so in this book also. "Keep Sharp" scared me at first because Gupta tells us that diseases like Alzheimer's begin in our brains decades before symptoms show up and there are really no effective treatments for them. However, the sub-title of the book "Build a Better Brain at Any Age," is reassuring and this is what we need to focus on. Gupta has some easy exercises, both physical and mental, to practice that he assures us will go a long way in managing dementia. Reading this book will definitely keep us sharp.

Feb 07, 2021

Brain research put into plain language. The book is an easy-to-read, basic primer for anyone beginning a self-care journey. If you are already leading a healthy lifestyle, you can skip this one as there is nothing new here.

debwalker Feb 20, 2020

Brain project!


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