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Summary

How come I can never find my keys? Why don't I sleep as well as I used to? Why do my friends keep repeating the same stories? What can I do to keep my brain sharp? Scientists know. Brain Rules for Aging Well, by developmental molecular biologist Dr. John Medina, gives you the facts - and the prescription to age well - in his signature engaging style.

With so many discoveries over the years, science is literally changing our minds about the optimal care and feeding of the brain. All of it is captivating. A great deal of it is unexpected.

In his New York Times best seller Brain Rules, Medina showed us how our brains really work - and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools to match. In Brain Rules for Baby, he gave parents the brain science they needed to know to raise happy, smart, moral kids. Now, in Brain Rules for Aging Well, Medina shares how you can make the most of the years you have left. In a book destined to be a classic on aging, Medina's fascinating stories and infectious sense of humor breathe life into the science.

Brain Rules for Aging Well is organized into four sections, each laying out familiar problems with surprising solutions. First up, the social brain, in which topics ranging from relationships to happiness and gullibility illustrate how our emotions change with age. The second section focuses on the thinking brain, explaining how working memory and executive function change with time. The third section is all about your body: how certain kinds of exercise, diets, and sleep can slow the decline of aging. Each section is sprinkled with practical advice - for example, the fascinating benefits of dancing - and the brain science behind each intervention.

The final section is about the future. Your future. Medina connects all of the chapters into a plan for maintaining your brain health.

You may already be experiencing the sometimes unpleasant effects of the aging process. Or you may be deeply concerned about your loved ones who are. Either way, Brain Rules for Aging Well is for you.

©2017 Pear Press (P)2017 Pear Press

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-05-18

Useful

Provides great information to promote retaining and sometimes improving optimal brain and general good health.

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  • symya08
  • 29-04-18

Scientific and practical

I read several books by John Madinna. This book is as other books, realistic, proved with scientific evidence and full of life situations. I am specialized in cognitive neuroscience and I can borrow the books method of simplifying aspects to teach my students. It is full of information that could have been heavy and jargons if explained with different words. However, the author made our life easy with his explanations and real stories. I always write notes from his books and refer to them. After an hour of exercising in the gym, I can go home and recall what I have heard and scratch this information for future recall. I am amazing how clear and organized this book is. I can vividly recall what I have heard. I have already recommended this book for many of my friends and members of family.

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  • RI#4ev
  • 16-04-18

very insightful

I will definitely relisten! It makes sense in a lot of ways - good researched.... good structured

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  • Pennie Arthachinta
  • 24-03-18

My favorite

John Medina is my favorite. His story and voice are both clear and entertaining. We're in aging society so it's important to stay in good shape both in body and brain.