The Aging Brain
Proven Steps to Prevent Dementia and Sharpen Your Mind
"Great advice and excellent science on aging! It's well worth following and applying these principles so as to age the way we are supposed to."--Dr. Caroline Leaf, cognitive neuroscientist, communication pathologist, and author
While growing older is inevitable, many of the troubles we associate with aging--including dementia, disability, and an increased dependence on others--are not. The choices we make now can help us maintain a sharp mind, our vitality, and our independence as we age.
Filled with simple, everyday actions you can take to avoid disease, promote vitality, and prevent dementia and late-onset Alzheimer's, The Aging Brain is an easy-to-use guide to maintaining brain and body health throughout your life. Based on solid, up-to-date scientific research, the actions and interventions explained in this book not only prevent progression toward dementia, even in those who have already shown mild cognitive impairment, but also reduce disability and depression and keep people living independently longer than those who do not practice these methods.
If you want to slow the aging process, this book offers a hopeful, healthy way forward.
"A well-researched and commonsense book aimed at helping one understand the complexities of dementia, while offering recommendations for maintaining healthy brain function into our later years."--Rodney A. Poling, MD, DFAPA, medical director, Behavioral Healthcare Center, Columbia, Tennessee; board-certified geriatric psychiatrist
"Dr. Jennings clearly describes how to practically manage the medical and lifestyle variables that can positively impact brain health and the process of aging. Age is a number, but getting old is a lifestyle."--Michael Lyles, psychiatrist, author, and speaker
Timothy R. Jennings, MD, has been in private practice as a psychiatrist and certified master psychopharmacologist since 1997. Board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Jennings is a highly sought-after lecturer and international speaker and the author of The God-Shaped Brain and The God-Shaped Heart. He is in private practice in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
"Tim's book is filled with great advice and excellent science on aging! It's well worth following and applying these principles so as to age the way we are supposed to."
Dr. Caroline Leaf, cognitive neuroscientist, communication pathologist, and author
"Guided by his strong faith and extensive scientific knowledge, Dr. Jennings has provided a well-researched and commonsense book aimed at helping one understand the complexities of dementia, while offering recommendations for maintaining healthy brain function into our later years."
Rodney A. Poling, MD, DFAPA, medical director, Behavioral Healthcare Center, Columbia, Tennessee; board-certified geriatric psychiatrist
"Your brain may age, but it does not have to get old. Dr. Jennings clearly describes how to practically manage the medical and lifestyle variables that can positively impact brain health and the process of aging. Age is a number, but getting old is a lifestyle."
Michael Lyles, psychiatrist, author, and speaker
"Memory concerns and age-related cognitive losses are some of the most significant issues we face as we age. Those who desire improved brain and general health should read Dr. Timothy Jennings's book The Aging Brain. In addition to providing a comprehensive review of normal brain aging, Dr. Jennings translates data from recent scientific studies into practical strategies for improving memory and other cognitive skills. By following the suggested lifestyle changes one may prevent the occurrence of Alzheimer's disease."
Allan A. Anderson, MD, medical director, Bratton Memory Clinic, Easton, Maryland; assistant professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; former president, The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
"I read everything Dr. Jennings writes; he is on the leading edge of what we need to know for long-term brain vibrancy and health. Read these pages; you will be personally helped. I was."
Dr. Gregg Jantz
"Brain-health research is exploding, and it's important to each and every one of us. From childhood development to late-life challenges such as dementia, brain function is at the center of everything. Few life issues are as painful as watching someone you love deteriorate mentally. Dr. Jennings helps us understand the aging brain, offering timely wisdom, practical insight, guidance, and wise counsel. This book is a wonderful addition to your personal and professional library and ministry resources."
Dr. Tim Clinton, president, American Association of Christian Counselors
"If you are like me, with a family history of dementia or Alzheimer's, then you are intrigued by this book because it addresses an area of fear in your life. Experiencing the ravages of these diseases up close and personal, we likely share a fear that our brain will somehow let us down before our body does. Having also been to some of Dr. Jennings's workshops and having my own fascination with the brain, I was more than eager to read his manuscript. And now that I have soaked up every single word, I can attest to this being one of the most valuable books I've ever read. It will most certainly be a recommended read to my clients, who will benefit from the scientific explanations and practical applications provided. I trust you will also find hope in these pages."
Donna Gibbs, author of Becoming Resilient and the upcoming publication, Silencing Insecurities; director, A Clear Word Counseling Center
"Someone once said, 'The hero you should be chasing is who you will be ten years from now.' We all wonder what we will be like in ten or twenty years. As we age we wonder if we will live long, healthy lives. Tim Jennings addresses our concerns and fears about the aging process and details precise guidelines to ensure a better and healthier future you. As one who has faced the challenge of Alzheimer's disease with an aging parent, I found this book to be a hopeful and encouraging lesson in breaking that genetic chain. This book will inspire you to become your future hero."
Aaron Früh, author of Bounce: Learning to Thrive through Loss, Tragedy, and Heartache
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