5 Science-Based Steps to Sharpen Your Memory and Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer's
By Michelle Braun (Author), Karen Postal (Foreword)
American adults fear Alzheimer’s more than any other disease (including cancer), and because many people do not realize there is no direct genetic cause for 95 percent of Alzheimer’s cases, they do not take the necessary steps to change lifestyle factors shown to significantly protect against the disease. In her debut book, Harvard- and Yale-trained, board-certified neuropsychologist Dr. Michelle Braun inspires readers to make lasting improvements by understanding the truth about brain health. After dispelling the myths and misunderstandings, Braun offers proven strategies to implement the five features of the High-Octane Brain: improved nutrition, regular exercise, sufficient sleep, reduced stress, and increased engagement. Then readers can evaluate where they stand on the High-Octane Brain spectrum with a Memory and Brain Health Assessment quiz, and develop a personalized program for optimal brain health. Braun offers a tracking system to provide a visual depiction of your progress. Packed with valuable tips that you can implement immediately to minimize common “brain blips,” memory exercises to grow neuronal connections, and personal accounts from Super Agers or High-Octane Brain role models, this groundbreaking book will finally put the future of your brain in your control.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Dr. Michelle Braun is a Harvard- and Yale- trained, board-certified neuropsychologist and a national leader in the field of brain health and cognitive functioning. She is a former instructor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Assistant Director of Inpatient Mental Health at the Boston Veterans’ Administration Hospital. In 2013, she was the featured presenter in a live 90-minute PBS Next Avenue television program on brain health. She has been interviewed as a brain health expert on Fox morning news, CBS, and iHeart Radio, and her work has been featured in national media outlets such as Family Circle, Medical Daily, HealthNewsDigest.com, and multiple newspapers. In addition, her article “Boosting Brain Functioning” is the one of most popular pieces on the Facebook page of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. She has a column on brain health in Psychology Today with more than 100,000 readers and has been the invited speaker for the Alzheimer’s Association for the past 13 years.