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Carved in Sand: When Attention Fails and Memory Fades in Midlife

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Why can't you remember where you put your keys? Or the title of the movie you saw last week? Or the name of your favorite restaurant?

Acclaimed journalist Cathryn Jakobson Ramin takes readers on a lively journey to explain what happens to memory and attention in middle age. 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 you--want to understand exactly what's going on upstairs.

Anyone older than forty knows that forgetfulness can be unnerving, frustrating, and sometimes terrifying. With compassion and humor, Jakobson Ramin sets out to discover what midlife forgetfulness is all about--from the perspectives of physiology, psychology, and sociology. Relentless in her search for answers to questions about her own unreliable memory, she explores the factors that determine how well--or poorly--one's brain will age. She consults 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. The landscape of the midlife brain is not what you might think, and to understand its strengths and weaknesses turns out to be the best way to cope.

Jakobson Ramin's reporting of the stories of a wide array of midlife men and women will resonate with readers. Her audience will glean spectacular insight into how to elicit the very best performance from a middle-aged brain. A groundbreaking work that represents the best of narrative nonfiction, this is a timely, highly readable, and much-needed book for anyone whose memory is not what it used to be.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

A respected journalist presents an upbeat and compassionate investigation into the process of how memory and attention change in middle age, offering insight into the physiological, psychological, and sociological factors that contribute to midlife forgetfulness. Reprint.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061873546
Subtitle:
When Attention Fails and Memory Fades in Midlife
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
Ramin, Cathryn Jakobson
Author:
Cathryn Jakobson Ramin
Subject:
Psychology : General
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:
Health and Medicine-Aging
Subject:
Psychology-Cognitive Science
Subject:
Psychology-Memory
Subject:
Self Help-Memory and Thinking Skills
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080401
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
336

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Aging
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Memory and Thinking Skills
History and Social Science » Sociology » Aging

Carved in Sand: When Attention Fails and Memory Fades in Midlife
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Product details 336 pages HarperCollins - English 9780061873546 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , A respected journalist presents an upbeat and compassionate investigation into the process of how memory and attention change in middle age, offering insight into the physiological, psychological, and sociological factors that contribute to midlife forgetfulness. Reprint.
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