The Memory Bible: An Innovative Strategy for Keeping Your Brain Young

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This brain fitness program has helped thousands of people improve their ability to remember everyday issues. Based on Dr. Small’s scientific discoveries, The Memory Bible can immediately improve your mental performance. It includes a “brain diet,” brain exercises, brain training tips, effective drugs and treatments for Alheimer’s and dementia, and Dr. Small’s pioneering memory strategies. Memory fitness is vital and this audio book’s program will improve your memory now and help keep your brain young for years to...

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Overview

This brain fitness program has helped thousands of people improve their ability to remember everyday issues. Based on Dr. Small’s scientific discoveries, The Memory Bible can immediately improve your mental performance. It includes a “brain diet,” brain exercises, brain training tips, effective drugs and treatments for Alheimer’s and dementia, and Dr. Small’s pioneering memory strategies. Memory fitness is vital and this audio book’s program will improve your memory now and help keep your brain young for years to come.

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Editorial Reviews

Art Linkletter
Dr. Gary Small's insights and guidance have certainly helped keep me at the top of my game.
Horace B. Deets
I highly recommend this to all who wish to keep their brains fit and memories at peak performance . . .
Bookpage
An effective prescription for keeping that faculty robust . . . extremely helpful.
From The Critics
An effective prescription for keeping that faculty robust . . . extremely helpful.
Publishers Weekly
Nonfiction Notes Growing Older Anyone who has ever forgotten their purse, wallet or cell phone and remembered it while stuck in traffic, or struggled to remember the name of a movie they just saw or a person they just met will find help in The Memory Bible: An Innovative Strategy for Keeping Your Brain Young. Neuroscientist Gary Small says that middle-aged people need to realize that they are "all one day closer to Alzheimer's disease." He gives prescriptive tips for "brain fitness," among them: minimize stress, do puzzles and brainteasers even eat antioxidant fruits and vegetables like prunes and blueberries. Agent, Sandra Dijkstra. (June) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
Aging baby boomers are becoming acutely aware of their own memory lapses. Is each case incipient Alzheimer's or just a benign "senior moment"? The increase in age-related memory impairment has produced a host of new books on preventing (or slowing) memory loss based on the latest scientific knowledge of brain and memory. In Saving Your Brain, Victoroff, director of the neurobehavioral program at Ranchos Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, challenges the theory that Alzheimer's and similar memory disorders are abnormal responses to aging. Instead, he proposes that age-related memory loss may actually be a natural part of aging. Drawing on his clinical experiences and reviews of some 14,000 research studies, his fascinating treatise explores the evolution and function of the human brain and the many things that can damage the delicate balances that enable us to think and function. The author suggests numerous changes that can prevent memory loss and improve brain function: avoiding even minor head injuries and exposure to chemicals (including pesticides and aluminum in drinking water), increasing physical activity, eating a low-fat diet, and keeping mentally sharp with lifelong learning and other mentally challenging activities while avoiding the mind-numbing effects of television. In The Memory Bible, neuroscientist Small, director of UCLA's Memory Clinic and Center on Aging and the author of Parentcare, has compiled an amusing and informative array of self-tests, puzzles, quizzes, and other techniques to enhance memory performance. He also draws upon current scientific advancements in memory and recommends brain-saving lifestyle changes similar to Victoroff's. Small's approach is entertaining yet practical, and the numerous case histories are appealing, but some of his memory-enhancing techniques (like the "peg method" for remembering numerical sequences) seem too cumbersome to be useful. Both titles deserve a place in aging and self-help collections along with Guy McKann and Marilyn Albert's Keep Your Brain Young, which explores the relationship between brain health and physical well-being in later years. Karen McNally Bensing, Benjamin Rose Lib., Cleveland Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598599152
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio
  • Publication date: 4/8/2011
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 1,462,312
  • Product dimensions: 6.65 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Gary Small is a professor of psychiatry at the UCLA Semel Institute and directs the Memory and Aging Research Center and the UCLA Center on Aging. Dr. Small is one of the world’s leading experts on brain science and has published numerous books and articles. Scientific American magazine named Dr. Small one of the world’s top innovators in science and technology, and he frequently appears on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, 20/20 and CNN. Dr. Small has invented the first brain scan that allows doctors to see the physical evidence of brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease in living people. Among Dr. Small’s numerous breakthrough research studies, he now leads a team of neuroscientists who are demonstrating that exposure to computer technology causes rapid and profound changes in brain neural circuitry.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii
Acknowledgments ix
Chapter 1 You Have More Control Than You Think 1
Chapter 2 Rate Your Current Memory 30
Chapter 3 Look, Snap, Connect: The Three Basic Memory Training Skills 42
Chapter 4 Minimize Stress 58
Chapter 5 Get Fit with Mental Aerobics 82
Chapter 6 Build Your Memory Skills Beyond the Basics 111
Chapter 7 Start Your Healthy Brain Diet Now 127
Chapter 8 Choose a Lifestyle That Protects Your Brain 164
Chapter 9 Wise Up About Medicines 187
Chapter 10 Don't Forget the First Nine Chapters 223
Appendixes
1. The Amyloid Probe--Keeping Watch on Plaques and Tangles 247
2. What to Do If Alzheimer's Disease Strikes 251
3. Current and Potential Treatments for Memory Loss and Alzheimer's Disease 265
4. Glossary 273
5. Additional Resources 281
Bibliography 291
Source Credits 299
Index 301
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  • Posted February 21, 2012

    Good information

    This book does have some interesting information on memory. I have applied some of the techniques and have found them to be helpful. As i get older i find it harder to remember thing on a daily basis and this book helped.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2004

    Useful for the professional and the novice

    Dr. Small's book provides clear instruction on effective memory enhancing and preserving exercises. I have used his methods both in my personal life and in recommendations to patients and friends with good results. Providing comprehensive, objective evaluation of memory enhancing strategies from brain stimulating exercises to diet and lifestyle modification, this is a must read for any neurologist, psychiatrist and primary practitioner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2002

    A Truly Memorable Book

    Feeling more forgetful? Making jokes to others about going senile, but inside nervous that it might be true? Wish there was a way to improve your memory that is grounded in reality and science rather than in 'airy-fairy' promises from infomercials? Is there someone you care about who is losing their memory and you'd like to help? If you answered 'Yes' to any of these questions, buy, read and use Dr. Small's book, 'The Memory Bible.' Written by one of the most respected clinicians and scientists in the field of aging, yet written in a way that everyday people will understand, this book will help you to improve your memory and hold onto your memory longer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2002

    A self-help book that actually helps.

    After a string of disappointments from the self-improvement and self-help section of the book store I've finally found a book that helps. 'The Memory Bible' from Dr. Gary Small delivers exactly what it promises: 'a strategy to keep your brain young.' Dr. Small deftly reduces a lifetime of esoteric research into a straight-ahead, easily-understood and entertaining book that explains how the brain ages and the steps we can take to slow it down. While frivolous theories abound in the self-help category, Dr. Small's offering is rooted firmly in scientific fact and data. This is an educative and compelling read that speaks to both result-oriented and process-oriented people while delivering that one intangible we, ironically, have come not to expect from books of its kind: Help.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2002

    Use It Or Lose It

    I have always been an exercise nut -- believing that keeping physically fit was the key to a long, healthy life. Now this book has shown me that keeping fit MENTALLY is the key to a long, healthy brain life. Dr. Small's research breakthroughs are phenomenal and I highly reccommend this book.

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