Forty-seven million people have dementia worldwide, and that number is projected to double in the next 20 years. But there’s more to keeping your brain in tip-top shape and lowering your risk for dementia than crossword puzzles, brain games, and Sudoku, according to scientist and author Marc Milstein. Drawing on his book The Age-Proof Brain: New Strategies to Improve Memory, Protect Immunity, and Fight Off Dementia, he examines why serious mental decline may not be an inevitable part of aging—and how individuals can boost short- and long-term brain health.
Milstein covers daily practices to improve memory and productivity; increase energy and boost your mood; reduce the risk of anxiety and depression; form healthy habits to supercharge your brain; and prevent nongenetic Alzheimer’s and dementia. He reveals the common and often-hidden health issues that significantly raise the risk of developing Alzheimer's and dementia decades before symptoms develop, how to identify their subtle signs, and how to treat them. He also offers science-based guidance in identifying the difference between what’s real and what’s hype in the world of brain health.