Brain rules for aging well : 10 principles for staying vital, happy, and sharp
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Published
Seattle, WA : Pear Press, [2017].
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
9780996032674, 0996032673
Physical Desc
267 pages ; 25 cm
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Published
Seattle, WA : Pear Press, [2017].
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9780996032674, 0996032673

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Includes index.
Bibliography
Social Brain. Your friendships; Your happiness-Thinking brain. Your stress; Your memory; Your mind; Your mind: Alzheimer's-Body and brain. Your food and exercise; Your sleep-Future Brain. Your longevity; Your retirement.
Description
"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. [This book], 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 [previous book] '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 need to know to raise happy, smart, moral kids. Now, in [this book], 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. [This book] 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 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, [this book] is for you."--Amazon.com
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With so many discoveries over the years, science is literally changing our minds about the optimal care and feeding of the brain. Medina shares how you can make the most of the years you have left, in four sections. "Social brain" illustrates how our emotions change with age. "Thinking brain" explains how working memory and executive function change with time. "Body and brain" shows how certain kinds of exercise, diets, and sleep can slow the decline of aging. "Future brain" presents an overall plan for maintaining your brain health.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Medina, J., & Cutchlow, T. (2017). Brain rules for aging well: 10 principles for staying vital, happy, and sharp (First edition.). Pear Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Medina, John, 1956- and Tracy, Cutchlow. 2017. Brain Rules for Aging Well: 10 Principles for Staying Vital, Happy, and Sharp. Pear Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Medina, John, 1956- and Tracy, Cutchlow. Brain Rules for Aging Well: 10 Principles for Staying Vital, Happy, and Sharp Pear Press, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Medina, John, and Tracy Cutchlow. Brain Rules for Aging Well: 10 Principles for Staying Vital, Happy, and Sharp First edition., Pear Press, 2017.

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