Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age - book cover
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Published : 04 Jan 2022
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 1501166743
  • ISBN-13 : 9781501166747
  • Language : English

Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age

Keep your brain young, healthy, and sharp with this science-driven guide to protecting your mind from decline by neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Throughout our life, we look for ways to keep our minds sharp and effortlessly productive. Now, globetrotting neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta offers "the book all of us need, young and old" (Walter Isaacson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Code Breaker) with insights from top scientists all over the world, whose cutting-edge research can help you heighten and protect brain function and maintain cognitive health at any age.

Keep Sharp debunks common myths about aging and mental decline, explores whether there's a "best" diet or exercise regimen for the brain, and explains whether it's healthier to play video games that test memory and processing speed, or to engage in more social interaction. Discover what we can learn from "super-brained" people who are in their eighties and nineties with no signs of slowing down-and whether there are truly any benefits to drugs, supplements, and vitamins. Dr. Gupta also addresses brain disease, particularly Alzheimer's, answers all your questions about the signs and symptoms, and shows how to ward against it and stay healthy while caring for a partner in cognitive decline. He likewise provides you with a personalized twelve-week program featuring practical strategies to strengthen your brain every day.

Keep Sharp is the "must-read owner's manual" (Arianna Huffington) you'll need to keep your brain young and healthy regardless of your age!

Editorial Reviews

"A must-read owner's manual for anyone with a brain."
-Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global

"Dr. Sanjay Gupta has the unique ability to translate the latest scientific research into accessible language we can all understand. Whether you're concerned about memory loss or simply want to boost your mental acuity, Keep Sharp is an essential guide."
-Gary Small, MD, Director, UCLA Longevity Center

"Gupta is brilliant at busting myths, allaying fears, and giving us the solutions we need to keep sharp throughout our lives."
-Dean Ornish, MD, Founder & President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute

"This is a frontier where we can dramatically improve human life, and Keep Sharp is a helpful primer for anyone who wants to better understand brain function and how to preserve it."
- Bill Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

"Keep Sharp will change how you think about your brain, how you care for it, and how you support its full potential."
-David B. Agus, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The End of Illness

"This is the book all of us need, young and old!"
-Walter Isaacson, New York Times bestselling author of Steve Jobs

"Sanjay Gupta brilliantly crafts an actionable plan we can all follow. I feel sharper already."
-Mehmet Oz, MD, Host, The Dr. Oz Show

"Keep Sharp shows it's absolutely possible to take control of one's brain health for life."
-Richard Isaacson, MD, Director, Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at the Weill Cornell Memory Disorders Program

"In a steady, measured voice, [Gupta] presents a comprehensive view of the best that brain science has to offer to preserve and improve memory… A genuine source of practical knowledge and sympathy to those struggling with dementia and the family members who are primary caregivers."
-Kirkus Reviews

"[Gupta's] optimism and the wealth of scientific information he corrals will embolden and comfort readers."
-Publishers Weekly

Readers Top Reviews

Siobhan Wall KeyG
Accessible and clear. Encouraging regarding modifying behaviour for medium and long term gain.
julie mcniven
A long winded way to tell you nothing new, disappointed
Toby P Philpottju
A very useful book which considers recent science on the causes and potential treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The 12 week programme and pillars are useful advise for keeping these dreadful diseases at bay and are useful for everyone regardless of age. A mild criticism is that the book is very USA centric and so less useful for other countries. Still, there are plenty of resources on Alzheimer’s and the various forms of dementia and available support available online. The book ends on an optimistic note. With appropriate activities and diet it should be possible to mitigate the impact of dementia and Alzheimer’s even if you have the misfortune to be diagnosed with these illnesses. The book also considers the impact on caregivers and the families of sufferers. It makes strong recommendations for sufferers to provide instructions for their care and end of life. Certainly worth a read.
I have been following Sanjay Gupta for some time, but during the pandemic, his presence in our lives has taken on new importance. With the wealth of conflicting information out there and the sources we would normally turn to during a time of crisis compromised, in our family we came to rely on three sources for accurate pandemic information: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and our family physician. Dr. Gupta's accessibility, common sense approach, and down-to-earth way of speaking about complex matters made him a rare voice in the pandemic wilderness. It is with this background that I eagerly bought Dr. Gupta's latest book. I've been waiting for weeks for its release. I am of an age where brain health has become a significant issue for me. I know many of us worry about how to beat back the dementia demon. This book will help. An accessible read with a wealth of information, this friendly book will help you (and me!) to keep your brain sharp with easy-to-implement everyday steps we can all take to keep our brains healthy and strong. As always, well written by the good doctor!

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