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Why can't you remember where you put your keys?

Or the title of the movie you saw last week?

Anyone older than forty knows that forgetfulness can be unnerving, frustrating, and sometimes terrifying. With compassion and humor, acclaimed journalist Cathryn Jakobson Ramin explores the factors that determine how well or poorly one's brain will age.

She takes readers along on her lively journey—consulting with experts in the fields of sleep, stress, traumatic brain injury, hormones, genetics, and dementia, as well as specialists in nutrition, cognitive psychology, and the burgeoning field of drug-based cognitive enhancement. Along the way, she turns up fresh scientific findings, explores the dark regions of the human brain, and hears the intimate confessions of high-functioning midlife adults who—like so many of us—are desperate to understand exactly what's going on upstairs.

About the Author

Cathryn Jakobson Ramin, a journalist for the past twenty-five years, has been published in the New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; New York magazine; and the Los Angeles Times, among many other publications. She lives in Northern California.

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ISBN:
9780060598709
Author:
Ramin, Cathryn Jakob
Publisher:
Harper Paperbacks
Author:
Ramin, Cathryn Jakobson
Author:
by Cathryn Jakobson Ramin
Author:
Grippando, James
Subject:
Aging
Subject:
Developmental - Adulthood & Aging
Subject:
Personal Growth - Memory Improvement
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Health and hygiene
Subject:
Memory disorders
Subject:
Middle aged persons -- Health and hygiene.
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Self Help-Memory and Thinking Skills
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.29 in 19.81 oz

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