Lifespan is increasing. Mindspan – how long we stay mentally sharp – is not. Now we know there are good reasons to take a top-down approach to well-being: your cognitive future is largely in your hands. Get a user-friendly overview of the fast-moving science of brain health. Learn specific, data-driven ways you can support the brain’s biggest benefactors and avoid its biggest detractors. We’ll also cover myths about aging and cognition, epigenetics, the power of small changes, and unusual brain boosters involving everything from music and water to nature and personality.
Paula Spencer Scott is the author of Surviving Alzheimer’s: Practical Tips and Soul-Saving Wisdom for Caregivers and a co-author, with doctors at Harvard, UCLA, Duke, and Arizona State, of books on health and family. A former Woman’s Day columnist and contributing editor of Caring.com, WebMD, and Parenting, Paula also writes for Parade and PBS's Next Avenue and speaks on caregiving. Her upcoming books include a geriatrician collaboration and brain health guide based in part on her participation in two groundbreaking neurologist-led studies.
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