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Forgetting someone??'s name, where you put your keys, or what you were just about to say, are moments that we all experience. Most of the time we chalk it up to mere forgetfulness, and say that it??'s a natural part of getting older. Now, for the first time in book form, Dr. Gary Small asserts that this sort of forgetfulness is the brain??'s first warning sign of its gradual, inevitable decline towards Alzheimer??'s disease. The good news, though, is that through Dr. Small??'s Ten Commandments of Memory Fitness, we can stop the effects of these plagues and tangles that start collecting in our brains at the age of 25, decades before the onset of Alzheimer??'s disease. Dr. Small??'s commandments???a comprehensive program of memory exercises where he outlines how control over stress reduction, diet, and lifestyle???can miraculously improve brain performance. For example, by creating mental images to associate with someone??'s name who you have just met, the linked associations will come naturally and you will easily remember their name. By actively slowing down and focusing in situations where you are learning new information, you will remember the details much more easily. By opening up your imagination and reviving your natural creative instincts, your recall techniques will become not only more exciting, but also more effective. Dr. Small also guides the reader through a memory aerobics regimen, where exercises and games prove to be a fun and effective way of keeping your memory in check. With his anti-aging brain diet, Dr. Small shows which foods improve memory, and also which drugs (or combination of drugs) are most effective at fighting memoryloss. He explains how stress reduction plays a significant role, and shows how people can control their automatic physiological responses such as blood pressure and heart rate to maximize their mental fitness. Dr. Small also includes a workbook, with a weekly and daily calendar for scheduling memory aerobics, planning balanced meals, and following through on critical lifestyle choices that can work as the ammunition to fight the effects of aging on the memory.
- And Don't forget! The Memory Bible was featured on the Today show and MSNBC, and in Vanity Fair, Newsweek, and Time.
A leading neuroscientist introduces a memory and brain fitness program that includes a diet of memory-enhancing foods, mental exercises, a list of effective drugs, and the author's ten commandments for improving brain function.
Readers will discover clear, concise, prescriptive steps for improving their memory and keeping their brains young--from one of the world's top memory experts.
Clear, concise, prescriptive steps for improving your memory and keeping your brain young -- from one of the world's top memory experts.
Ever forget the name of an acquaintance or where you put the keys to your car If you're like most people, you probably have, but now -- thanks to the paperback publication of The Memory Bible -- much of this forgetfulness can be eliminated easily. According to Dr. Gary Small, the director of the UCLA Center on Aging, "Great memories are not born, they are made," and The Memory Bible provides the innovative memory exercises and brain fitness programs necessary to immediately improve your mental performance. Dr. Small's comprehensive program includes a "brain diet" of memory-enhancing foods and a list of the most effective drugs, as well as a workbook with a weekly and daily calendar.
About the Author
Dr. Gary Small is the chief of the UCLA Memory and Aging Research Center. He lectures extensively all over the world, and often appears on national television shows including 20/20, Good Morning America, Today, CNN, NBC Nightly News, and CBS News. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, and USA Today. He is the author of The Memory Bible and The Memory Prescription. He lives in Los Angeles.