Staying Sharp: 9 Keys for a Youthful Brain Through Modern Science and Ageless Wisdom

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 15, 2015 - Health & Fitness - 288 pages
From the author of The Chemistry of Joy and The Chemistry of Calm comes a practical guidebook for building and maintaining a sharp, healthy, and vibrant mind.

A strong memory and a healthy brain aren’t as difficult to maintain as one might think; combining the latest neuroscience research with age-old wisdom about resilience, mindfulness, and stress reduction, Drs. Henry Emmons and David Alter show that vibrant aging is within reach. Together they demonstrate how to blend the best of modern science and Eastern holistic medicine together to form a powerful drug-free program to maintain a youthful mind and a happy life.

With more than fifty-five years of combined experience in the fields of neuroscience and psychiatry, Dr. Emmons and Dr. Alter have taken their expertise and translated the fundamentals of brain science into an easily accessible collection of the nine key lessons proven to preserve and strengthen mental acuity. Filled with easy to understand theories and practical exercises to work out your brain and mind, Staying Sharp provides you with a blueprint to live more joyfully, age more gracefully, and build intimacy in your relationships, no matter what your age.
 

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User Review  - LivelyLady - LibraryThing

Started off strong with ideas on staying mentally engaged in the second half of life. The last third of the book seemed to lose the momentum. More examples of real people and more concrete solutions would have made this less dry. Read full review

Staying Sharp: 9 Keys for a Youthful Brain Through Modern Science and Ageless Wisdom

User Review  - David Alter Phd - Publishers Weekly

In this thoughtful guide, psychiatrist Emmons (The Chemistry of Calm) and clinical psychologist Alter offer tips about how to retain your memory and mental agility as you age. The authors say that it ... Read full review

Contents

Part
1
The Brain That Time Built
16
The Power of Attention
39
Part 2
57
Key 2
83
Key 3
108
Part 3
133
Key 5
155
Key 6
176
The Voyage Home
197
Key 8
218
Key 9
238
Resources for Staying Sharp
257
Notes
265
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Henry Emmons, MD, is a psychiatrist who integrates mind-body and natural therapies, mindfulness and allied Buddhist therapeutics, and psychotherapeutic caring and insight in his clinical work. Dr. Emmons is in demand as a workshop and retreat leader for both healthcare professionals and the general public.

David Alter, PhD, is a clinical psychologist whose thirty-year practice combines mind-body medicine, strategic therapeutic interventions, and clinical hypnosis to address the presenting concerns of his clients. He integrates health psychology, neuropsychology, and clinical hypnoses to bring a holistic perspective to his clinical work. He conducts his practice at Partners in Healing, the center for holistic health that he cofounded in Minneapolis, MN.

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