Two of the nation's most highly regarded experts on the aging brain bring us the first truly useful advice book for living with your brain in the second half of life. Professor Marilyn Albert and Dr. Guy McKhann of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine share what they know about the brain in successful aging and counsel us on the real changes, some good and some dismaying, that take place in the brain, along with real illnesses that can occur.
They discuss every aspect of aging--memory, nutrition, mood, sleep, and sex, as well as the later problems that creep up in alcohol use, vision, hearing, movement, and balance. Knowing that not all of us get off scot-free, they tell us what we need to know about Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, tremors, stroke, and other common disorders.
The authors, a husband-and-wife team, are leaders in the study of aging in the separate departments they head at one of the world's leading medical institutions. They work on a daily basis with patients and research volunteers. In easy, relaxed style, Keep Your Brain Young reflects the rigor of science. What you read here, you can believe.
"...this is recommended for all consumer health and aging collections."
"Guy McKhann and Marilyn Albert are to middle-aged people and seniors what Dr. Spock is to babies and their parents. Keep Your Brain Young is must reading for anyone over 50; it should be on your bedside table."
-Judy Woodruff, CNN, and Al Hunt, The Wall Street Journal