The Age-Proof Brain: New Strategies to Improve Memory, Protect Immunity, and Fight Off Dementia Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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When it comes to keeping your brain in tip-top shape, you aren't limited to crossword puzzles, brain games, and Sudoku. The keys to keeping your mind sharp are already in your hands: eleven simple but powerful lifestyle factors often have a greater impact on our health than our genetics.
In The Age-Proof Brain, scientist and popular speaker Dr. Marc Milstein shares "complex science in simple (and often humorous) examples, case histories, and 'how-to' guidelines that are guaranteed to change your life" (Dr. James B. Mass). This book reveals the secrets to improving brain function, which lie in the brain's surprising connection with the rest of the body.
Debunking common misinformation, The Age-Proof Brain offers new, breakthrough science-supported strategies to improve memory and productivity; increase energy and boost your mood; reduce the risk of anxiety and depression; form healthy habits to supercharge your brain; and prevent non-genetic Alzheimer's and dementia. Dr. Milstein also arms you with knowledge about common and often overlooked issues that prematurely age the brain (including the surprising truth about what doctors previously got wrong about Alzheimer's and dementia), and shares a seven-day challenge to help you jumpstart new brain-healthy habits.
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|Listening Length||7 hours and 40 minutes|
|Author||Dr. Marc Milstein|
|Audible.ca Release Date||November 15 2022|
|Publisher||HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #27,286 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#204 in Neurology of Neuroscience
#382 in Neuroscience (Books)
#1,589 in Psychology
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Dr. Milstein’s excellent work is a welcome exception. What sets it apart is that it is strongly rooted in up-to-date, mainstream medical science. I believe this volume could serve as a graduate level textbook on the neuroscience of cognitive processes in the human brain. I feel confident that the science is accurate. The text is extensively referenced, from an extraordinarily wide array of the scientific literature. (In fact, there are 50 pages of references, but they must be accessed on Dr. Milstein’s website, at least in my Kindle edition. I must admit this was probably not a wise decision on the part of the publisher.) The book avoids dogma; it doesn’t shy away from admitting the occasional uncertainties which exist at the cutting edge of this rapidly evolving field. Yet, at the same time that there is academic rigor, the information is presented in a clear, easily understood manner. Explanations of the science helped clarify for me subjects I thought I understood. I was also introduced to much information about which I was ignorant.
The book delivers admirably on the author’s promise to provide the reader with “simple, scientifically valid, concrete and actionable steps that can significantly protect… [the] brain.” Some of the benefit of the Dr. Milstein’s program will not be apparent immediately. After all, the aging process takes years. However I was pleasantly surprised to find that much of what he suggests does, in fact, provide rapidly noticeable positive effects. Examples include techniques to reduce stress, improve sleep, and exercise in a manner that is enjoyable, rather than painful.
Is there anything with which I disagree? The only subject I feel I have even limited competence to critique is the dietary advice. Here, there are one or two statements with which I might quibble. But I must acknowledge that Dr. Milstein has such an encyclopedic knowledge of the scientific literature that I would be very hesitant to debate with him.
A few words on style. Dr. Milstein writes in a casual, conversational manner. He doesn’t talk down to the reader, but at the same time even complex topics are explained clearly, and skillfully. He also has a wonderfully engaging, dry sense of humor. The book is a pleasure to read.
The Age-Proof Brain deserves wide readership. In addition to giving useful advice on maintaining one’s health, it is also an admirable example of what books of popular science can be.
One thing I noticed is that many words are accompanied by a small number which I thought would indicate an end note that would give more info. I didn't find any anywhere in the book.