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.
Throughout our life, we look for ways to keep our minds sharp and effortlessly productive. Now, globetrotting neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta offers “the book all of us need, young and old” (Walter Isaacson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Code Breaker) with 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 mental 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 “must-read owner’s manual” (Arianna Huffington) you’ll need to keep your brain young and healthy regardless of your age!
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About the Author
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is CNN’s Emmy Award–winning chief medical correspondent and the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing Life, Cheating Death, Monday Mornings, and Keep Sharp. He 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