Building an Ageless Mind: Preventing and Fighting Brain Aging and Disease

Building an Ageless Mind: Preventing and Fighting Brain Aging and Disease

by William J. Tippett

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442220485
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/16/2013
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

William J. Tippett, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the University of Northern British Columbia where he is the Principal Investigator, Founder and Director of the Brain Research Unit and is also an Associate Member of the Centre for Stroke Recovery with his affiliation held at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON. He is an active researcher and is currently examining how cognitive stimulation programs can alter and change the course of an illness for individual’s experiencing dementia related disturbances and stroke related injury. He is an active speaker, who has presented at the Society for Neuroscience conference, the British Columbia’s Annual Psychogeriatric Conference, and at Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Section #1- Cognitive Stimulation
1: The Brain Age
2: What does the front of my brain do and why is it important as I age?
3: Where it all comes together: The Parietal Lobe.
4: Reasons why to not forget the Temporal Lobe and how we see the Occipital lobe.
5: What is Cognitive Reserve and how important is it in maintaining a healthy brain?
Section #2-Aging and Disease
6: Alzheimer’s disease (AD)- What is it? How is it diagnosed? How does it progress?
7: Can cognitive Training affect the course of Aging and Alzheimer’s disease?
8: Chapter 8: Cognitive enhancements-Are there medications available that can affect my cognitive performance? What is the role of this type of medication in AD?
9: What is Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)? If I have MCI will I get AD?
10: How do I know if my brain is aging normally?
Section #3-Healthy Living as we Age
11: Exercise & Diet: Can exercise really help my brain as I age? How much is enough? Is there really such a thing as brain food?
12: Head and Heart the connection we should never forget.
Section# 4- The Futuristic Brain
13: Neuroplasticity and what we should demand from our Brain

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