The Age-Proof Brain: New Strategies to Improve Memory, Protect Immunity, and Fight Off Dementia

The Age-Proof Brain: New Strategies to Improve Memory, Protect Immunity, and Fight Off Dementia

by Marc Milstein PhD
The Age-Proof Brain: New Strategies to Improve Memory, Protect Immunity, and Fight Off Dementia

The Age-Proof Brain: New Strategies to Improve Memory, Protect Immunity, and Fight Off Dementia

by Marc Milstein PhD

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Overview

“An absolutely fabulous, invaluable read!”
—Dr. James B. Maas, Weiss Presidential Fellow, former professor and chair of psychology, Cornell University

“A wonderful, life-changing book.”
—Brian Tracy, international bestselling author of Eat That Frog!


Serious mental decline is not an inevitable part of aging. You can boost your short and long-term brain health and significantly lower the risk of dementia—if the right steps are taken now.


Fifty million people have dementia worldwide, but it doesn’t have to be that way. We—not our genes—can control our cognitive destiny. Serious mental decline is not an inevitable part of aging. You can boost your short- and long-term brain health and significantly lower the risk of dementia—if the right steps are taken now.

In The Age-Proof Brain, scientist and popular speaker Dr. Marc Milstein reveals the secrets to improving brain function, which lie in the brain’s surprising connection with the rest of the body. Debunking common misinformation, he offers science-driven strategies in an entertaining, motivating, and easy-to-follow guide to:

  • Improve memory and productivity
  • Increase energy and boost your mood
  • Reduce the risk of anxiety and depression
  • Form healthy habits to supercharge your brain
  • Prevent nongenetic Alzheimer’s and dementia

Dr. Milstein arms you with knowledge about common and often overlooked issues that prematurely age the brain (including the surprising truth about what doctors previously got wrong about Alzheimer’s and dementia), and shares a seven-day challenge to help you jump-start new brain-healthy habits. Small changes can make a big difference right away.

The Age-Proof Brain will provide the tools you need to ensure that you’re living a happier and more fulfilling life—today, tomorrow, and well into your future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781637741429
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 10/25/2022
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 69,622
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Marc Milstein, PhD, specializes in taking the leading science research on brain health and presenting it in a way that entertains, educates, and empowers his audience to live better. His presentations provide science-based solutions to keep the brain healthy, boost productivity, and maximize longevity. He earned both his PhD in Biological Chemistry and his Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from UCLA. Dr. Milstein has conducted research on topics including genetics, cancer biology, and neuroscience, and his work has been published in multiple scientific journals. He has been quoted breaking down and analyzing the latest research in popular press such as USA Today, HuffPost, and Weight Watchers magazine. Dr. Milstein has also been featured on television explaining the latest scientific breakthroughs that improve our lives.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Part I Meet Your Brain

Chapter 1 How Old Is Your Brain? 3

Chapter 2 Your Brain, Your Immune System, and You 17

Chapter 3 The Heart-Brain Connection 27

Chapter 4 The Gut-Brain Connection 43

Chapter 5 How Memory Works 53

Part II Problems of an Aging Brain

Chapter 6 Memory Loss and Dementia 69

Chapter 7 Insulin Resistance and Diabetes 79

Chapter 8 Inflammation and the Brain 89

Chapter 9 Mental Health Is Brain Health 97

Part III Age-Proof Your Brain

Chapter 10 Sleep: It's Not Just the Number of Hours 111

Chapter 11 The Stress Surprise 133

Chapter 12 You've Got to Move It 145

Chapter 13 Get Yourself Connected 157

Chapter 14 You Are What You Eat (and So Is Your Brain) 171

Chapter 15 Mind Your Environment 197

Chapter 16 Cross-Train Your Brain 207

Conclusion: A Message of Hope 223

Appendix A The Age-Proof Brain Seven-Day Challenge 227

Appendix B The One important Sheet of Paper 239

Acknowledgments 241

Index 243

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

The Age-Proof Brain makes cutting-edge neuroscience accessible to everyone and is a vital guidebook highlighting the critical lifestyle factors that empower you to maintain a sharp, healthy, active brain and protect against dementia.”
—Richard Isaacson, MD, neurologist and founder of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medicine
 
The Age-Proof Brain is an entertaining, forward-thinking, and actionable guide to better brain health! By following Dr. Milstein’s practical, easy-to-follow recommendations, you can reduce stress, improve memory, sleep soundly, and set yourself up to live a long, fulfilling life.”
—Dr. Edith Eger, New York Times bestselling author of The Choice and The Gift
 
The Age-Proof Brain is a goldmine of information on brain research with direct application to your lifelong well-being. Dr. Marc Milstein’s incredible ability to communicate complex science in simple (and often humorous) examples, case histories, and ‘how-to’ guidelines is guaranteed to change your life. I have been a sleep researcher/educator for more than 50 years and have never read a better chapter on sleep research than you’ll find in this book. An absolutely fabulous, invaluable read!”
—Dr. James B. Maas, Weiss Presidential Fellow, professor, and former chairman of psychology at Cornell University
 
“Memory, blood sugar, mood, energy, immune and gut health—Dr. Marc Milstein illuminates how it’s all connected . . . The Age-Proof Brain is a riveting road map based on cutting-edge research to get the best out of your brain and body today and decades from now.”
—Max Lugavere, New York Times bestselling author of Genius Foods
 
“I tried many other options, but it wasn’t until Dr. Marc Milstein’s powerful tips and strategies that I finally learned how to get a great and restful night’s sleep. I am grateful that he transformed my habits to protect my brain and help me feel my best. I am so excited that The Age-Proof Brain is filled with these same tips and strategies to help others.”
—Andra Day, Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning singer, songwriter, and actress

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