The Brain Health Book: Using the Power of Neuroscience to Improve Your Life (Hardcover)

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Easy-to-understand science-based strategies to maximize your brain’s potential.

Concerns about memory and other thinking skills are common, particularly in middle age and beyond. Due to worries about declining brain health, some seek out dubious products or supplements purportedly designed to improve memory and other cognitive abilities. Fortunately, scientific research has uncovered a clear- cut set of evidence- based activities and lifestyle choices that are inexpensive or free and known to promote brain and cognitive functioning.

John Randolph translates this science in an engaging and accessible way, including the brain- boosting effects of exercise, social activity, mental stimulation, task management strategies, nutrition, and positive self-care. Interwoven with lessons from neuroscience, positive psychology, social and clinical psychology, and habit formation research are powerful self- coaching exercises designed to help the reader incorporate lifestyle changes that promote brain health.

About the Author

John Randolph, PhD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist, brain health coach and consultant, and member of the adjunct faculty at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. He works with individuals, groups, and organizations interested in developing better strategies to enhance brain health. Learn more at

Praise For…

How does exercise potentially prevent Alzheimer's disease? What type of memory problems should concern us as we age? What memory strategies actually work? Dr. Randolph has created an accessible practical guide to improving brain health. Quizzes, case examples, myth-busting, and a user-friendly dive into relevant neuroscience make this an enjoyable, life-altering read.
— Karen Postal, PhD, ABPP, Neuropsychologist, Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School

This book provides everything you need to know about preserving cognitive capacity as you age. Dr. Randolph has reviewed massive amounts of relevant research, translated it into a language everyone can understand, and extracted the important take-aways that allow the reader to convert words into action. I found particularly helpful the last chapter that summarizes the science of habit formation. This book does not over-promise (a pet peeve of mine when I look at self-help books), but gives the reader a blueprint for how to go about making lifestyle changes that can have significant impact on brain health.
— Peg Dawson, EdD, Staff Psychologist, Seacoast Mental Health Center, Portsmouth, NH

[A] great book for the layperson setting out to address brain issues...I would certainly endorse and recommend this book to all and sundry, of all ages, and to fledgling psychologists who need to motivate and inspire resolve to change in their clients to make a difference, early on in life, to their brain health.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393712872
ISBN-10: 0393712877
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: December 10th, 2019
Pages: 352
Language: English