The Memory Prescription: Dr. Gary Small's 14-Day Plan to Keep Your Brain and Body Young by Gary Small, Gigi Vorgan |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Memory Prescription: Dr. Gary Small's 14-Day Plan to Keep Your Brain and Body Young

The Memory Prescription: Dr. Gary Small's 14-Day Plan to Keep Your Brain and Body Young

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by Gary Small, Gigi Vorgan
     
 

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In his bestselling book The Memory Bible, Dr. Gary Small showed us how to improve our memory by changing our diet and lifestyle and by incorporating physical and mental exercise. Now, in response to readers' requests, Dr. Small offers The Memory Prescription—a simple, effective two-week program to improve memory quickly. Based on years of medical

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In his bestselling book The Memory Bible, Dr. Gary Small showed us how to improve our memory by changing our diet and lifestyle and by incorporating physical and mental exercise. Now, in response to readers' requests, Dr. Small offers The Memory Prescription—a simple, effective two-week program to improve memory quickly. Based on years of medical research at one of the country's leading memory loss institutions, Dr. Small focuses on 'the Big 4' : mental activity, healthy brain and body diet, stress reduction, and physical fitness, and he offers a step-by-step regimen that can be customized to each reader's specific needs.

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Publishers Weekly
Director of the UCLA Center on Aging, Small (The Memory Bible) presents his "boot camp for the brain" program, which pulls together the four most well-proven strategies for brain and body health: mental activity, physical conditioning, stress reduction and a "healthy brain diet." Small admits no one has found "the fountain of youth," but claims to be "among the billions awaiting a first sighting." In the meantime, he suggests using this book's memory assessment tests, basic low-fat meal plans and brain-teasing exercises to achieve "quality longevity." He peppers his chapters with a "subjective memory questionnaire," "right brain" and "left brain" exercises and advanced memory drills that suggest assigning visual images to words and names (e.g., "Weinberger: a bottle of wine falling on a burger"). Employing a chatty writing style that occasionally lapses into infomercial-speak ("But wait, there's more!"), Small manages to intersperse authoritative scientific evidence from leading research universities throughout the text. But much of the information here can be found in a variety of other fitness and lifestyle books, such as relaxation and stress reduction techniques, healthy diet and exercise plans, and examples of the power of positive thinking and keeping mentally active. Small pays scant attention to popular (if unproven) memory-boosting rejuvenators like hormone replacement therapy and ginkgo biloba. Small's reporting on memory research may be up to the minute, but overall his book feels padded and unoriginal. Agent, Sandra Dijkstra. (June 9) Forecast: The Memory Bible was a 2002 bestseller, and Small is now a recognizable name. He'll promote his book on the Today show, and will do a radio interview campaign. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401300661
Publisher:
Hachette Book Group
Publication date:
06/09/2004
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

What People are saying about this

Rachel Doody
A straight-forward, easily-understood, entertaining book that explains how the brain ages and what we can do to slow it down.
M.D., Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
Mark Goulston
Before your memory slips, use The Memory Prescription to improve your memory and keep it stronger than you thought possible.
M.D., author of Get Out of Your Own Way
Alan Gelenberg
Dr. Small's 14-Day "Boot Camp for the Brain" is an easy way to safeguard your brain and body against aging.
M.D., University of Arizona College of Medicine
Nicholas Perricone
Dr. Small's eminently readable book is an indispensable guide to improved memory, clear, rational thinking and increased mental agility.
M.D., author of The Perricone Prescription and The Wrinkle Cure
Murali P. Doraiswamy
Small has put together a tight, neatly wrapped package that will jump-start nearly everyone's memory . . . perfect, timely, practical, and brilliant.
M.D., Duke University Medical Center
Andrew Weil
Practical steps you can take in all aspects of lifestyle to keep your brain and mind in good working order.
M.D., author of Natural Health, Natural Medicine
Stephen Salloway
I guarantee readers of The Memory Prescription will have more confidence in their memory and an increased sense of well-being.
M.D., Brown University Medical School
Pierre Tariot
Worried about your brain? Don't be. The answers are finally all in one place -- this practical, light-hearted, and reassuring manual.
M.D., University of Rochester School of Medicine
Judith Reichman
Engaging and stimulating, Memory Prescription provides us with the insights we need to stay healthy and maintain memory fitness.
M.D., author of Slow Down Your Clock

Meet the Author

Dr. Gary Small is the chief of the UCLA Memory and Aging Research Center. He lectures extensively all over the world, and often appears on national television shows including 20/20, Good Morning America, Today, CNN, NBC Nightly News, and CBS News. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, and USA Today. He is the author of The Memory Bible and The Memory Prescription. He lives in Los Angeles.

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