First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages -303) and index.
"Featuring a simple 12-week program"--Cover.
Introduction: nothing brainy about it -- Self-assessment: are you at risk for brain decline? -- Part 1: the brain: meet your inner black box. What makes you you -- Cognitive decline - redefined -- 12 destructive myths and the 5 pillars that will build you -- Part 2: the brain trust: how not to lose your mind. The miracle of movement -- The power of purpose, learning, and discovery -- The need for sleep and relaxation -- Food for thought -- Connection for protection -- Putting it all together: 12 weeks to sharper -- Part 3: the diagnosis: what to do, how to thrive. Diagnosing and treating an ailing brain -- Navigating the path forward financially and emotionally, with a special note to caregivers -- Conclusion: the bright future.
"Throughout our life, we look for ways to keep our mind sharp and effortlessly productive. Now, globetrotting 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.