Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age

Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age

by Sanjay Gupta M.D.

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Can we maintain or even improve our brain function as we age? This vexing question is what Dr. Sanjay Gupta seeks to uncover while searching the globe for experts to answer. Through diet and exercise — and maybe a supplement or two — we may be able to reverse cognitive decline. Filled with loads of cutting-edge information plus an action plan to take steps towards a better brain. Dr. Gupta also addresses concerns from caregivers who help and support those in their lives with dementia or Alzheimer's. An indispensable resource for all who care about the health of our brains.

Keep your brain young, healthy, and sharp with this science-driven guide to protecting your mind from decline by neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta.

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 you 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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501166730
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 01/05/2021
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 237
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is CNN’s Emmy Award–winning chief medical correspondent and the host of the acclaimed podcast Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction, America’s go-to resource for expert advice on how to stay healthy and safe. The New York Times bestselling author of Chasing Life, Cheating Death, Monday Mornings, and Keep Sharp, Dr. Gupta lives in Atlanta, where he works as an associate professor of neurosurgery at the Emory University School of Medicine.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Nothing Brainy about It 1

Self-Assessment: Are You At Risk for Brain Decline? 19

Part 1 The Brain: Meet Your Inner Black Box

1 What Makes You You 29

2 Cognitive Decline-Redefined 49

3 12 Destructive Myths and the 5 Pillars That Will Build You 77

Part 2 The Brain Trust: How Not to Lose Your Mind

4 The Miracle of Movement 97

5 The Power of Purpose, Learning, and Discovery 115

6 The Need for Sleep and Relaxation 131

7 Food for Thought 157

8 Connection for Protection 189

9 Putting It All Together: 12 Weeks to Sharper 201

Part 3 The Diagnosis: What to do, How to Thrive

10 Diagnosing and Treating an Ailing Brain 221

11 Navigating the Path Forward Financially and Emotionally, with a Special Note to Caregivers 257

Conclusion: The Bright Future 281

Acknowledgments 285

Notes 287

Index 305

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