Editor's Notes: Of course I have a concern about my own mind as I grow into seniorhood. My mother has Alzheimer's and although my grandmother lived a full life until she was 90, her death certificate cites "possible dementia" as a contributing factor. The last letter from my 90+ year-old aunt led me to muse that she is either tippling the brandy or some dementia is seeping in. Every time I forget a name or can't remember where a certain store is—Mountain or Central Avenues?—I fear that I am following in my mother's footsteps.
In light of this I grabbed this book like my mother snatches onto cookies. I like the way the authors combine science, art, and history to support their program. It is convincing. And, although much of the information in the book is familiar, I found it engaging and well-presented. There is a lot of information, presented in a friendly, approachable way.
Paperback: 248 pages
Publisher: New World Library; Original edition (December 13, 2011)
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