The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain: The Neuroscience of Making the Most of Your Mature Mind
June 2012, Jossey-Bass
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A Good News Guide to the Aging Brain
“Judith Horstman elegantly describes the well-aged brain and what the latest research suggests to preserve its power and its function” – Mehmet Oz, MD, professor of surgery, New York Presbyterian/Columbia University and host of The Dr. Oz Show
San Francisco, Calif.–– Your brain is your most precious real estate, and losing your mind is one of the greatest fears of aging. But while it does slow down with passing years, author of the best-selling Scientific American brain books, Judith Horstman, finds plenty of good news for the well-aged brain.
In her latest book, THE SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN HEALTHY AGING BRAIN: The Neuroscience of Making the Most of Your Mature Mind (Jossey-Bass, June 2012, ISBN: 978-0-470-64773-8, $25.95 / Cloth/Also available as an e-book), she presents an encouraging overview of healthy aging, and a sobering look at what can go wrong, using the latest neuroscience research to find what might help your brain stay sharp and healthy longer.
Research shows the elder brain remains able to change and learn well into very old age and that Alzheimer’s is not inevitable: the risks of degenerative brain diseases may be lowered or offset with lifestyle changes. Moreover, myths of a miserable old age are just that: for many, happiness deepens with age.
Culled from the latest research and articles in Scientific American and Scientific American Mind, The Healthy Aging Brain summarizes what to expect in passing years. It also:
- Shows how sex, socializing and other pleasures contribute to brain health
- Lists conditions that may mimic Alzheimer’s, and what to do about them
- Details the latest in strategies and lifestyle choices to optimize neural health that can be put into use right now
- Reveals surprising new research underway to expand and extend brain health
The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain is an indispensible user's manual on how to preserve what you've got, minimize what you've lost, and optimize the vigor and health of your brain as you grow older. Boomers––and their pre- and post-Boomer cousins– will find this useful reading, as will medical and mental health providers.