Offering a whole new approach to "use it or lose it " Better with Age moves way beyond crossword puzzles Sudoku or computer games. With over 70 color illustrations this compact no-nonsense book describes a proven strategy for taking charge of your brain assets to boost performance at any age.
Award-winning author and brain coach Phyllis Strupp puts theory into practice by showing what a fully invested brain looks like at every stage of life.
Tools tips and techniques from her years of workshops and classes-all presented with her trademark warmth and humor-demystify the science and encourage a lifestyle of brain-building habits. Real-life stories demonstrate effective brain training across all age groups.
No prior knowledge of neuroscience is necessary. A glossary and a list of resources (publications research articles and studies and web sites) equip the reader for further learning. A comprehensive index enables quick review of important concepts.
Phyllis Strupp a resident of Carefree Arizona is an award-winning author and brain coach teaching classes around the United States on how to keep brains and lives improving with age. She is a member of the Learning & the Brain Society for educators. Her background includes a "Brain Research in Education" certificate from the University of Washington&ndashSeattle. Before establishing Brain Wealth she earned an MBA in finance from Columbia University and went on to a successful 30-year career in financial services. Her first book entitled The Richest of Fare: Seeking Spiritual Security in the Sonoran Desert won the Independent Publisher award for best mind-body-spirit book in 2005. For more information: phyllisstrupp.info
"As people live longer and as bodies continue to break down with age quality of life becomes more important for present and future generations especially with the specter of Alzheimer's becoming more and more prevalent. While there is no current prevention or cure for dementia Better with Age offers some self-help approaches that can help strengthen the brain.
"But first a disclaimer: readers who expect to be spoon-fed routines might be disappointed to learn that especially in this case self-help emphasizes self. There is no path to transformation that doesn't take place without reader participation no pat and easy answers and many routines that require an active ongoing participation in exercises and approaches that strengthen brain functions.
"Those with a 'can-do' attitude who seek concrete ideas for such exercises will find Better with Age is firmly rooted in the latest brain research and takes the 'training' ideas of physical therapy into brain-strengthening areas. Readers should thus be prepared to invest a minimum of 15 minutes a day to following the program provided and should have sufficient motivation and ability to follow directions and document results.
"Chapters provide overviews of how the brain changes with age how it develops different strengths at different ages and how to 'rebalance' the brain's thought processes to improve short- and long-term memory and provide the positive conditioning that leads it to choose better paths.
"With its discussions of psychology physiology and brain research approaches to retraining are reinforced by concrete research and facts. The result is a practical applicable handbook requiring neither reader familiarity with brain research and cognitive theory nor complex routines. All that's needed is a commitment to changing lifestyles just a little to make brain exercise as important as physical fitness. This audience will find Better with Age offers an approach that is concrete actionable and easy to follow."
- D. Donovan Senior Reviewer Midwest Book Review
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