BrainPower: Tools and Tips for Mental Sharpness, Improved Memory, and a Better Life?No Matter How Old You Are

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"As we live longer, our biggest concern will be the health of our minds. We can always use a wheelchair, but life's not much use if you don't know where to wheel yourself. BrainPower provides provocative insights and action steps to keep us firing on all cylinders." Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD, MBA, FACS

"BrainPower is a truly remarkable, must needed effort,(this book is) a formidable weapon against cognitive/memory affecting scourges like Alzheimer's Disease or other dementias, as well as disorders resulting in severe learning difficulties in our

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Overview

"As we live longer, our biggest concern will be the health of our minds. We can always use a wheelchair, but life's not much use if you don't know where to wheel yourself. BrainPower provides provocative insights and action steps to keep us firing on all cylinders." Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD, MBA, FACS

"BrainPower is a truly remarkable, must needed effort,(this book is) a formidable weapon against cognitive/memory affecting scourges like Alzheimer's Disease or other dementias, as well as disorders resulting in severe learning difficulties in our children." Dr. Ronald F. Levant, EdD, ABPP, MBA

BrainPower is..."An engaging, scientifically based, yet highly practical approach describing what we can do for ourselves and our loved ones, as our Nation's population steadily matures. Oftentimes confusing medical jargon is straightforwardly explained with useful and understandable advice proffered. Suggestions for daily exercises and dietary modifications are especially helpful." Dr. Patrick DeLeon, PhD, JD, MBA

"BrainPower pulls together all the very latest advances in the science of keeping well, integrating knowledge from a huge range of disciplines and resources, the authors provide the best possible basis for improving our sense of well-being at whatever age. In particular, its innovative approach to memory and the mind makes it highly relevant for aging baby boomers looking to keep their cognitive edge." Dr. Margaret Hannah, MB, M-chir, FFPHM

The International Longevity Center states that even without new scientific breakthroughs people in industrialized countries could increase their lifespan ?at least 10-years? by eating less and exercising more: ?Half the [U.S.] population is overweight, 20% are obese, and only 15% of people over the age of 65 regularly exercise. Our diets are overwhelmingly conducive to the development of heart disease, and far too many of us still use tobacco products.? Staying mentally, physically and emotionally fit is the key to having ?BrainPower.?
It is not that research does not exist, or even that techniques, medications, and clinical approaches are missing for Alzheimer?s disease and other dementias or memory problems. What has been missing, however, is a resource where peer-reviewed studies from various professions are summarized in a readable, accessible, understandable, and actionable single source?that is until this book.
Evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence have been brought together in these volumes in such a way as to provide readers with a strong basis for understanding the complex and often confounding world of intellectual decline, confusion, loss of focus, concentration and memory impairments, debilitating problems that are often attached to dreaded diagnoses like Alzheimer?s Disease, Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Dyslexia.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781480214316
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/29/2012
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,044,109
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.23 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Chris Stout is a licensed clinical psychologist and has a diverse background in various domains. He is the Founding Director of the Center for Global Initiatives (CenterForGlobalInitiatives.org) which was ranked as a Top Healthcare Nonprofit by GreatNonprofits.org (2011). His entrepreneurial experience is demonstrated in multiple start-ups that include the areas of financial management, healthcare centers, engineering, two dot-coms, real estate, and executive coaching (with a top-tier client list that includes Oracle). He also is a Clinical Full Professor in the College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry; an Advisory Board Member to the College of Medicine's Center for Global Health; a Fellow in the School of Public Health Leadership Institute, and is a Core Faculty at the International Center on Responses to Catastrophes at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He also holds an academic appointment in the Northwestern University Feinberg Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences' Mental Health Services and Policy Program, and was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Health Systems Management at Rush University. He served as a Non-Governmental Organization Special Representative to the United Nations. He was appointed by the Secretary of the US Department of Commerce to the Board of Examiners for the Baldrige National Quality Award. He is on the Advisory Board of the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, and numerous other organizations. He holds the distinction of being one of only 100 world-wide leaders appointed to the World Economic Forum's Global Leaders of Tomorrow 2000, and he was an Invited Faculty at the Annual Meeting in Davos. He currently runs Research and Development for a national sports and rehabilitation medicine organization with $300M in annual revenues.
Dr. Stout is a Fellow in three Divisions of the American Psychological Association, past-President of the Illinois Psychological Association, and is a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice. He serves as Acquisitions Editor for the Journal of Disability Medicine, and is the Series Editor of Contemporary Psychology and "Getting Started."
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