Posted Aug 20, 2012
What if you spent a week eating the right diet, exercising and stimulating your brain with fun-to-do mind games?
How about adding some stress-reduction techniques?
What if you did all this and, at the end of the week, got proof your brain was healthier?
And suppose you saw these benefits no matter what age you started — 40, 60, even 80?
A healthier brain usually means greater longevity. And greater longevity with less fear of developing Alzheimer’s.
It’s not only possible, it’s probable that a personalized program can build individual brain strength, says Dr. Gary Small, director of the UCLA Longevity Center at the university’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior. Small is also a professor of psychiatry at UCLA’s Geffen School of Medicine.
Small developed a breakthrough program for keeping brains younger, and he will describe his program at the June 12 WomanSage meeting. His new book is “The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life.”
Gigi Vorgan, a writer and producer of feature films, is coauthor of the book with her husband. Together, they also wrote the New York Times best-seller “The Memory Bible.”