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Physical Activity and the Aging Brain

Physical Activity and the Aging Brain Book
Author : Ronald Ross Watson
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2016-12-15
ISBN : 0128052627
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Physical Activity and the Aging Brain: Effects of Exercise on Neurological Function is a complete guide to the manifold effects of exercise and physical activity on the aging brain. Cognitive decline and motor impairment, onset of diseases and disorders, and even changes in family structure and social settings that occur as we age can all impact activity levels, yet continued physical activity is crucial for successful neurological functioning. This book examines the role that exercise and physical activity play in halting or modulating the deleterious effects of these numerous aging concerns by first examining the current state of research into how exercise manifests physical changes in the brain. It then discuss how physical activity combines with other lifestyle factors to benefit the aging brain, including nutrition, computerized brain training, and social engagement. Most significantly, it also covers how physical activity can serve as therapy to help alleviate the symptoms of various neurological diseases impacting aging populations, with particular emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease and age-related cognitive decline. The book provides broad coverage of the effects of exercise and physical activity on the aging brain, its therapeutic effects, and the many factors that influence the aging process. Presents research scientists with a complete understanding of the role of exercise in healthy brain aging Considers the roles of nutrition, the mind-body connection, and other lifestyle factors Presents a major resource for exercise and physical activity in the neurological health of older adults Provides a synopsis of key ideas associated with the many aspects of physical activity, along with lifestyle factors that can modify neurological diseases and age-related neurological decline

Aging Exercise and Cognition Series Package

Aging  Exercise  and Cognition Series Package Book
Author : Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko,Leonard Poon,Waneen Wyrick Spirduso
Publisher : Human Kinetics
Release : 2009-01-01
ISBN : 9780736093934
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Human Kinetics’ Aging, Exercise, and Cognition series presents advanced research and key issues for understanding and researching the links between exercise, aging, and cognition. The three volumes in this series are essential references for cognitive gerontologists, medical and health science researchers, exercise science researchers and professionals, and public health administrators interested in scientific evidence demonstrating the beneficial effects of regular physical activity on cognitive functioning and general health during aging. In Active Living, Cognitive Functioning, and Aging, internationally known experts present state-of-the-art findings related to exercise and cognitive functioning of older adults. The book’s review of research on pertinent issues in measurement and physiological mechanisms will raise consciousness among researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and the public about the beneficial effects of an active lifestyle on the mind during the aging process. Exercise and Its Mediating Effects on Cognitionshows that although many factors contribute to a healthy mind, an active lifestyle provides positive contributions to the cognitive functioning of the aging brain. The text examines how physical activity can indirectly affect cognitive function by influencing mediators—such as sleep quality, nutrition, disease states, anxiety, and depression—that affect physical and mental resources for cognition. This volume also identifies and studies key sources of individual variations in exercise and cognitive processes. Enhancing Cognitive Functioning and Brain Plasticityoffers a synergistic view of the complex role of exercise, physical activity, and intellectual stimulation in the cognitive and brain functioning of older adults.The text examines exercise and nonexercise interventions shown to influence cognition and brain plasticity in elderly humans and older animals, and it explains how state-of-the-art neuroimaging measures are used in the study of individual differences in cognition and brain functioning.

Enhancing Cognitive Functioning and Brain Plasticity

Enhancing Cognitive Functioning and Brain Plasticity Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9781450487764
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Exercise and the Aging Brain

Exercise and the Aging Brain Book
Author : Holly Sue Stover
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Mind Games

Mind Games Book
Author : Kathryn C. Wetzel,Kathleen M. Harmeyer
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9780585415574
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The brain is like a muscle; it is strengthened through use. This book presents the latest theories on memory and techniques to "train your brain". There are exercises, games, activities, and diet and physical exercise tips. The book is suotable to an aging loved one but also for almost any adult reader who wants to retain and sharpen thinking skills.

Healthy Brain Aging Evidence Based Methods to Preserve Brain Function and Prevent Dementia An issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine E Book

Healthy Brain Aging  Evidence Based Methods to Preserve Brain Function and Prevent Dementia  An issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine   E Book Book
Author : Abhilash K. Desai
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2010-03-17
ISBN : 1455700320
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This issue examines what is a healthy aging brain and covers preventive measures for succesful cognitive aging. Topics covered include: A road map to healthy aging brain; Cardiovascular risk factors, cerebrovascular disease burden and healthy aging brain; Healthy aging brain: Impact of head injury, alcohol and environmental toxins; Healthy aging brain: What has sleep go to do with it?; Endocrine aspects of healthy aging brain; Healthy aging brain: Role of exercise and physically active lifestyle; Healthy aging brain: Role of nutrition and nutritional supplements; Healthy aging brain: Role of cognitive reserve, cognitive stimulation and cognitive exercises; Healthy aging brain: Impact of positive and negative emotions; Dementia risk predictor. Are we there yet?; Potential future neuroprotective therapies for neurodegenerative disorders and stroke; Healthy aging brain: Importance of promoting resilience and creativity.

Exercise and Its Mediating Effects on Cognition

Exercise and Its Mediating Effects on Cognition Book
Author : Waneen Wyrick Spirduso,Leonard W. Poon,Wojtek J. Chodzko-Zajko
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9781492597315
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Current research is changing the notion that little can be done to deflect the inexorable damage done to the brain by the aging process. Exercise and Its Mediating Effects on Cognition shows that although many factors contribute to a healthy mind, an active lifestyle provides positive contributions to the cognitive functioning of the aging brain. Exercise and Its Mediating Effects on Cognitionexamines how physical activity can indirectly affect cognitive function by influencing mediators--such as sleep quality, nutrition, disease states, anxiety, and depression--that affect physical and mental resources for cognition. This volume also identifies and studies key sources of individual variations in exercise and cognitive processes. Seventeen internationally recognized experts in exercise, cognition, neurobiological processes, and aging provide a review of the state of knowledge and, where appropriate, provide practical applications of research findings. The book's review of research will update and expand current thinking on pertinent issues regarding the relationship between exercise and cognition. The research presented in Exercise and Its Mediating Effects on Cognition is organized within a general model that illustrates the interrelationships of exercise and physical activity and the mediators that enhance cognition. Each chapter begins with an overview of how the topic fits into the general model. Following each chapter, a summary provides not only the highlights of the chapter but also the consensus or controversies associated with the chapter topic. The first chapter outlines the exercise-cognition model developed by Spirduso, Poon, Chodzko-Zajko, and the text's contributors. Chapter 2 discusses exercise, mediators that affect physical and mental resources for cognition, and the combined relational effect on the cognitive process. Chapters 3 through 5 present research conducted on exercise and cognition in relation to depression, stress, and self-efficacy. Chapter 6 discusses cognitive energetics. Methodological problems of exercise and mental resources are presented in chapter 7; and diet, motor behavior, and cognition are discussed in chapter 8. Chapters 9 and 10 discuss the relationships between exercise, sleep, and cognition. The effects of exercise on cognition in cases of hypertension, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are presented in chapters 11 through 13. In the final chapter, the editors offer conclusions and future research directions. Exercise and Its Mediating Effects on Cognition is the second of a three-volume series in Human Kinetics' Aging, Exercise, and Cognition series, which presents advanced research and key issues for understanding and researching the links between exercise, aging, and cognition. In Exercise and Its Mediating Effects on Cognition, internationally known experts define current knowledge and future directions to address issues of active living, cognitive functioning, and aging. All three volumes are essential references for cognitive gerontologists, medical and health science researchers, exercise science researchers and professionals, and public health administrators interested in scientific evidence demonstrating the beneficial effects of regular physical activity on cognitive functioning and general health during the aging process.

Exercise a Cerebral Anti aging Cure

Exercise   a Cerebral Anti aging Cure  Book
Author : Maike Kleemeyer
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Music and the Aging Brain

Music and the Aging Brain Book
Author : Lola Cuddy,Sylvie Belleville,Aline Moussard
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-05-28
ISBN : 0128174234
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Music and the Aging Brain describes brain functioning in aging and addresses the power of music to protect the brain from loss of function and how to cope with the ravages of brain diseases that accompany aging. By studying the power of music in aging through the lens of neuroscience, behavioral, and clinical science, the book explains brain organization and function. Written for those researching the brain and aging, the book provides solid examples of research fundamentals, including rigorous standards for sample selection, control groups, description of intervention activities, measures of health outcomes, statistical methods, and logically stated conclusions. Summarizes brain structures supporting music perception and cognition Examines and explains music as neuroprotective in normal aging Addresses the association of hearing loss to dementia Promotes a neurological approach for research in music as therapy Proposes questions for future research in music and aging

Understanding Emerging Biomarkers and Lifestyle Factors in Aging and Alzheimer Disease

Understanding Emerging Biomarkers and Lifestyle Factors in Aging and Alzheimer Disease Book
Author : Stephanie Ann Schultz
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Age-related cognitive decline and pathological brain changes are a widespread and growing public health issue. Several environmental factors, including engagement in physical activity and personality, have been shown to have potential protective effects in slowing cognitive decline and preserving healthy brain aging. However, the underlying mechanisms providing exercise- or personality-induced resilience to aging and disease remains largely unknown. Importantly, there has been an emergence of several novel biomarkers to study healthy brain aging and age-related neurodegenerative diseases including in vivo assessments of tau burden and brain metabolism via positron emission tomography (PET) imaging and neurofilament light chain (NfL), a marker of neurodegeneration, via Age-related cognitive decline and pathological brain changes are a widespread and growing public health issue. Several environmental factors, including engagement in physical activity and personality, have been shown to have potential protective effects in slowing cognitive decline and preserving healthy brain aging. However, the underlying mechanisms providing exercise- or personality-induced resilience to aging and disease remains largely unknown. Importantly, there has been an emergence of several novel biomarkers to study healthy brain aging and age-related neurodegenerative diseases including in vivo assessments of tau burden and brain metabolism via positron emission tomography (PET) imaging and neurofilament light chain (NfL), a marker of neurodegeneration, via blood-based biomarkers. During the first part of my thesis research, I examined these emerging biomarkers within healthy aging and AD cohorts at Washington University, in the Australian Imaging, Biomarkers, and Lifestyle (AIBL) cohort, and in the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN) observational study (Chapters 2 - 5). For the second part of my thesis research, I first used my new knowledge and experience with these biomarkers to characterize and determine the influence of physical activity on cerebral glucose metabolism (Chapter 6). Next, to better translate these findings to an exercise intervention in the future, I further completed a pilot study to determine feasibility and validity of performing a submaximal exercise protocol in a diverse US population (Chapter 7). For the third part of my thesis research, I discovered a cross-sectional association between personality traits and neurofibrillary tangle pathology. Taken together, the results from my thesis suggest utility in all three emerging biomarkers examined (tau-PET, blood-based NfL, and multi-tracer brain metabolism PET) for monitoring and understanding complex changes associated with brain aging and disease. Additionally, this thesis research adds to the current understanding of the potential role of increased physical activity in preservation of glycolytic metabolism in the aging brain and increased risk of AD-related tau pathophysiology in neurotic personality traits. Further research extending these findings to longitudinal studies are needed to help determine directionality of the observed effects.

The Role of Physical Activity in the Treatment of Cognitive Decline and Dementia in the Aging Population

The Role of Physical Activity in the Treatment of Cognitive Decline and Dementia in the Aging Population Book
Author : Stephanie Reh Miller,Cornell University. Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Problem: Mild cognitive impairment (MCI), dementia, and Alzheimer's disease (AD) are conditions affecting memory and cognitive function that are common in the elderly population. These illnesses negatively impact quality of life for millions of elderly individuals, and as create a large monetary burden for the healthcare system in the United States, which spends over$150 billion dollars annually on patients affected by these disorders. Methods: Randomized controlled trials using exercise assignment, as well as research on neurotrophic factors that influence brain plasticity have been performed to investigate the effects that exercise has on function of the aging brain. Articles for this literature review were found using the Weill Cornell Medical Library online resources. Results: Results of several randomized controlled studies support the hypothesis that exercise decreases the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases, and has beneficial effects on cognition, attention, planning, multitasking and working memory on those who suffer from these disorders. Conclusions: A study is needed which will assess changes in cognitive function over time in individuals with known cognitive impairment who are assigned to various exercise regimens. The ultimate goal of such a study should be to define the relationship between an individual's level physical activity and changes in cognitive function, and to find methods to prevent and improve symptoms of neurodegenerative disease in the growing elderly population using physical activity to improve quality of life and decrease disease burden.

Enhancing Cognitive Fitness in Adults

Enhancing Cognitive Fitness in Adults Book
Author : PAULA HARTMAN-STEIN,Asenath LaRue
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-08-02
ISBN : 9781441906366
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Late life is characterized by great diversity in memory and other cognitive functions. Although a substantial proportion of older adults suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, a majority retain a high level of cognitive skills throughout the life span. Identifying factors that sustain and enhance cognitive well-being is a growing area of original and translational research. In 2009, there are as many as 5.2 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, and that figure is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. One in six women and one in 10 men who live to be at least age 55 will develop Alzheimer’s disease in their remaining lifetime. Approximately 10 million of the 78 million baby boomers who were alive in 2008 can expect to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Seventy percent of people with Alzheimer’s disease live at home, cared for by family and friends. In 2008, 9.8 million family members, friends, and neighbors provided unpaid care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. The direct costs to Medicare and Medicaid for care of people with Alzheimer’s disease amount to more than $148 billion annually (from Alzheimer’s Association, 2008 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures). This book will highlight the research foundations behind brain fitness interventions as well as showcase innovative community-based programs to maintain and promote mental fitness and intervene with adults with cognitive impairment. The emphasis is on illustrating the nuts and bolts of setting up and utilizing cognitive health programs in the community, not just the laboratory.

Promoting Healthy Brain Ageing

Promoting Healthy Brain Ageing Book
Author : Hayley Guiney
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cognitive decline, especially for those higher-order functions that allow us to do things like focus our attention, solve problems, hold information in mind, and inhibit unwanted actions, is a normal part of ageing. However, for individuals, cognitive decline represents the possibility of losing their usual competence and independence. For governments and our wider society, the prospective burden of cognitive decline associated with an ageing population represents a significant future cost for health and social services. Thus, researchers have sought accessible interventions that might help to slow age-related cognitive decline. Some of that work has pointed to activity engagement (including social, cognitive, and physical activity) as an important factor. Through three studies and a review chapter, this thesis investigates the links between higher-order cognitive functioning and two activity types: 1) physical activity and 2) volunteering in the community, which often encompasses a combination of social, cognitive, and physical activity. Each chapter has been prepared as its own journal article, and readers should refer to the published versions of each article rather than this thesis. Chapter 2, which is titled "Investigating links between habitual physical activity, cerebrovascular function, and cognitive control in healthy older adults" and published in Neuropsychologia, addresses the need to better understand the mechanisms through which physical activity might benefit cognition by investigating the role of cerebrovascular functioning. Building on the evidence that physical activity is positively linked to cognitive functioning, Chapter 3 (titled "Physical activity prevalence and correlates among New Zealand older adults" and published in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity) examines current physical activity levels among older adults in New Zealand and considers information that might aid the development of population-level initiatives aimed at promoting physical activity in that age group. Chapter 4 (titled "Volunteering in the community: Potential benefits for cognitive aging" and published in the Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences) comprises a review of the evidence to date relating to the potential benefits of volunteering for cognitive functioning in older adulthood. Chapter 5 (titled "Volunteering in the community is associated with activity engagement and better cognitive functioning") reports a study that investigated links between volunteering and cognitive functioning, and whether increased engagement in social, cognitive, and physical activity could be mechanisms through which volunteering might benefit cognition. Together, this work fills some important gaps in understanding the links between activity engagement and cognitive functioning in older adults, and provides information that can be used to guide future research toward accessible ways to promote healthy cognitive ageing.

The Aging Brain

The Aging Brain Book
Author : Timothy R. MD Jennings
Publisher : Baker Books
Release : 2018-06-19
ISBN : 1493409441
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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While growing older is inevitable, many of the troubles we associate with aging--including dementia, disability, and an increased dependence on others--are not. The choices we make now can help us to maintain our vitality, a sharp mind, and our independence as we age. Filled with simple, everyday actions we can take to avoid disease, promote vitality, and prevent dementia and late onset Alzheimer's, The Aging Brain is an easy-to-use guide to maintaining brain and body health throughout our lives. Based on solid, up-to-date scientific research, the interventions explained in this book not only prevent progression toward dementia even in those who have already shown mild cognitive impairment, they also reduce disability and depression and keep people living independently longer than those who do not practice these methods. For anyone hoping to slow the aging process, as well as anyone who acts as a caregiver to someone at risk of or already beginning to suffer from dementia and other age-related diseases, this book offers a hopeful, healthy way forward.

Successful Cognitive and Emotional Aging

Successful Cognitive and Emotional Aging Book
Author : Colin A. Depp,Dilip V. Jeste
Publisher : American Psychiatric Pub
Release : 2009-08-28
ISBN : 1585629049
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The critical importance of brain health to the well-being of older adults is becoming increasingly clear. However, an important aspect that interests most people relates to what clinicians and their adult patients and family members can do to retain and even improve cognitive and emotional functioning as they age. Successful Cognitive and Emotional Aging thoroughly discusses the neuroscience of healthy aging and presents effective strategies for staying lively, engaged, and positive. The book is organized into three parts. The first one, focusing on behavioral and psychosocial aspects, strives to place cognitive aging in a broad context. With chapters that explore such topics as the meaning of wisdom, the role of spirituality in healthy aging, and what centenarians can teach us about cognition and emotion, this section sets the stage for a rich, robust, yet nuanced treatment of its subject. The second part addresses the biological aspects and presents the scientific foundations of cognitive aging, as well as reviews the research on the role of factors such as stress, resilience, and diet. Finally, the third section addresses prevention and intervention strategies in a practical, down-to-earth fashion, addressing questions such as "What environments encourage physical activity?" and "How can we promote resilience?" Several features of the book are especially noteworthy: The book bridges the gap between popular science for a lay audience and the heavily theoretical, academic approach of other books on the aging brain, making it suitable not only for clinicians but for their patients and family members as well. The fascinating story of an innovative intergenerational school makes the case for meaningful activity -- not just for the older participants but for the entire community -- and is suggestive of the plethora of possible programs that might prove effective at keeping the older population engaged and contributing. Results from a 70-year longitudinal study are extensively reviewed and identify the coping strategies that seem to bring about well-being in older age. The most promising strategies for successful aging, applicable to a large majority of the population, are summarized by the editors so that clinicians as well as consumers of healthcare may implement them as they see fit. As the baby boomers reach what used to be considered "old age," the demand for evidence-based strategies for retaining and improving cognition will only increase. Fortunately, as the editors note, it is never too early or too late to start working toward the goal of improving brain health.

Physiology of Exercise and Healthy Aging

Physiology of Exercise and Healthy Aging Book
Author : Albert W. Taylor
Publisher : Human Kinetics
Release : 2021-10-21
ISBN : 1492597260
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With life expectancy increasing globally, older adults around the world want to live active lifestyles with improved health and higher quality of life. Physiology of Exercise and Healthy Aging, Second Edition, examines the effects of the aging process on the major physiological systems and identifies the positive impacts of physical activity and regular exercise for older adults, including delaying specific diseases and increasing quality of life. Students will be presented with foundational concepts of physiology to understand the structural and functional changes on the major physiological systems throughout the aging process. Physiological responses to acute and chronic exercise are examined, with comprehensive coverage of studies on age-related diseases and other common issues for older adults, including cardiovascular disease, cardiorespiratory fitness, type 2 diabetes, muscle metabolism and strength, osteoporosis, neurophysiology, and arthritis, plus content new to this edition that addresses mental health, pelvic floor issues and incontinence, and sexual activity. Programming recommendations in each chapter translate exercise science into practice, examining the benefits of exercise, contraindicated exercises, and other forms of physical activity beneficial to the aging population. Exercise considerations address the training needs of older adults in three unique groups: average aging adults, frail elderly with special needs, and masters athletes, with expanded content more reflective of today's active seniors. With an emphasis on screening and assessment, coupled with basic principles of exercise and training programs, students will learn to safely administer exercise programs that meet the needs of older adults—in any stage of aging and at various levels of physical activity—to contribute to increased health and quality of life for all. Chapter-opening quotes bring content to life with insights from scientists, fitness professionals, and other experts. Chapter objectives, new to this edition, help readers to understand and apply key concepts. Questions to Consider at the end of each chapter provide tools for reflection, while references direct students to additional reading and opportunities for further learning. An appendix offers easy access to assessments and forms, including a Three-Day Nutritional Assessment form and a Client Report form, preparing readers for professional use in their careers with older adult clients. Physiology of Exercise and Healthy Aging, Second Edition, delivers a thorough discussion of the physiological effects of aging and illustrates the power of exercise as a tool to reduce or offset the effects of aging in order to improve the quality of life enjoyed by our aging population.

Psychobiology of Physical Activity

Psychobiology of Physical Activity Book
Author : Edmund O. Acevedo,Panteleimon Ekkekakis
Publisher : Human Kinetics
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780736055369
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This title addresses psychobiologic factors and how they relate to sport and exercise. The authors summarise cutting edge research and provide researchers and scholars with the most up-to-date information.

AARP The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain

AARP The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain Book
Author : Judith Horstman
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-05-22
ISBN : 1118408721
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance. Scientific American and Scientific American Mind have good news about getting older! AARP The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain taps into the most current research to present a realistic and encouraging view of the well-aged brain, a sobering look at what can go wrong––and at what might help you and your brain stay healthy longer. Neurologists and psychologists have discovered the aging brain is much more elastic and supple than previously thought, and that happiness actually increases with age. While our short-term memory may not be what it was, dementia is not inevitable. Far from disintegrating, the elder brain can continue to develop and adapt in many ways and stay sharp as it ages. Offers new insights on how an aging brain can repair itself, and the five best strategies for keeping your brain healthy Shows how older brains can acquire new skills, perspective, and productivity Dispels negative myths about aging Explores what to expect as our brains grow older With hope and truth, this book helps us preserve what we’ve got, minimize what we’ve lost, and optimize the vigor and health of our maturing brains.