Memory Fitness: A Guide for Successful Aging

Memory Fitness: A Guide for Successful Aging

by Gilles O. Einstein, Mark A. McDaniel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300105703

ISBN-13: 9780300105704

Pub. Date: 06/01/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press

Do all adults experience memory difficulties as they age? What is the difference between normal memory change and the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease? Is it possible to stem-or even reverse-memory decline? This timely book is a comprehensive guide for the growing number of adults who are eager to learn how aging affects memory and what can or cannot be done about it.

Overview

Do all adults experience memory difficulties as they age? What is the difference between normal memory change and the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease? Is it possible to stem-or even reverse-memory decline? This timely book is a comprehensive guide for the growing number of adults who are eager to learn how aging affects memory and what can or cannot be done about it. Gilles Einstein and Mark McDaniel, widely respected for their research and lectures on memory, explain how memory works and how memory processes change with age. Based on up-to-date and rigorous scientific evidence, they also offer¨ techniques and strategies for improving memory in everyday life ¨ alternatives to hard-to-use mnemonic techniques ¨ physical and mental exercises that can enhance memory ¨ a review of drugs and nutritional supplements touted to enhance memory ¨ a complete discussion of Alzheimer's disease, its symptoms and risk factors, along with guidance for caretakers ¨ and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300105704
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxiii
1Thanks for the Memories: Aging and Remembering
2Overview of Memory Systems and Processes: The Effects of Aging14
3Forgetting and Distorting Are Normal--At All Ages!33
4Working Memory and Avoiding Distractions: The Right Time for the Right Task54
5Most Memories Are There: The Trick is Finding Them81
6How to Learn and Remember Complex Material: Articles, Lectures, and Textbooks93
7Remembering Tough Things115
8Remembering to Remember: Medications, Appointments, Things to Pack ...130
9Mental Exercise and Memory: Use it or Lose It144
10Physical Exercise and Memory: Not Exercising is Risky Behavior156
11Effects of Stress, Depression, Illness, and Medications on Memory183
12Enhancing Memory with Nutritional Supplements and Vitamins197
13Alzheimer's Disease: The Signals and What you can do about It219
Notes263
Index284

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