The Memory Bible: An Innovative Strategy for Keeping Your Brain Young

The Memory Bible: An Innovative Strategy for Keeping Your Brain Young

by Gary Small

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Overview

Clear, concise, prescriptive steps for improving memory loss and keeping the brain young -- from one of the world's top memory experts.

Everybody forgets things sometimes -- from your keys to your lunch date to the name of an acquaintance. According to Dr. Gary Small, the director of the UCLA Center on Aging, much of this forgetfulness can be eliminated easily through his innovative memory exercises and brain fitness program -- now available for the first time in a book. Using Small's recent scientific discoveries, The Memory Bible can immediately improve your mental performance. One of the ten commandments that Dr. Small has pioneered to improve your memory immediately is LOOK, SNAP, CONNECT:

1: LOOK: actively observe what you want to learn
2: SNAP: create a vivid snapshot and memorable image
3: CONNECT: visualize a link to associate images

In addition, 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. Remember, as Dr. Small says, "Great memories are not born, they are made."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401398538
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 09/10/2003
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 465,654
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

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.

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Acknowledgmentsix
Chapter 1You Have More Control Than You Think1
Chapter 2Rate Your Current Memory30
Chapter 3Look, Snap, Connect: The Three Basic Memory Training Skills42
Chapter 4Minimize Stress58
Chapter 5Get Fit with Mental Aerobics82
Chapter 6Build Your Memory Skills Beyond the Basics111
Chapter 7Start Your Healthy Brain Diet Now127
Chapter 8Choose a Lifestyle That Protects Your Brain164
Chapter 9Wise Up About Medicines187
Chapter 10Don't Forget the First Nine Chapters223
Appendixes
1.The Amyloid Probe--Keeping Watch on Plaques and Tangles247
2.What to Do If Alzheimer's Disease Strikes251
3.Current and Potential Treatments for Memory Loss and Alzheimer's Disease265
4.Glossary273
5.Additional Resources281
Bibliography291
Source Credits299
Index301

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