Books on Brain Health

Here are some practical books on the care of your brain and how to keep it healthly.

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

The subtitle of this book is “The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness”

Dr. Daniel G. Amen write an informative and practical book on how to keep your brain healthy and working well. Regardless of what state your brain is in now, it can be improved. Because the brain is so central to our being, improving the brain often will improve our lives. The two main points is good diet and exercise.

Dr. Amen is a clinical neuro scientist and medical director of Amen Clinic for Behavioral Medicine.

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The Brain Trust Program:

The subtitle of this book is “A Scientifically Based Three-Part Plan to Improve Memory, Elevate Mood, Enhance Attention, Alleviate Migraine and Menopausal Symptoms, and Boost Mental Energy”

This books describes the care and feeding of the brain as in what to eat and not eat. It contains sets of brain exercises that are scientifically designed to enhance the functioning of your brain. It also covers on Alzheimer’s Disease.

Preventing Alzheimer’s: Ways to Help Prevent, Delay, Detect, and Even Halt Alzheimer’s Disease and OtherForms of Memory Loss

The authors Dr. Shankle (neurologist) and Dr. Amen (psychiatrist) writes in the first chapter, “Alzheimer’s disease (AD) begins an average of 30 years before the first symptoms.”

This books will provide you with prevention strategies that may delay onset long enough so that one never have symptoms.

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

Aerobic exercise is not just good for the heart, it is also good for the brain in more ways than one. That is according to John Ratey, the author of this book who is professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

A User’s Guide to the Brain: Perception, Attention, and the Four Theaters of the Brain

An excerpt from the back cover reads “Ratey clearly and succinctly surveys what scientists now know about the brain and how we use it. He looks at the brain as a malleable organ capable of improvement and change, like any muscle, and examines the way secific motor functions might be applied to overcome neural disorders ranging from everyday shyness to autism.”