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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 Sanjay Gupta.

Throughout our life, we look for ways to keep our mind sharp and effortlessly productive. Now, globetrotting neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta offers 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 cognitive 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 80s and 90s 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 12-week program featuring practical strategies to strengthen your brain every day.

Keep Sharp is the only owner’s manual you’ll need to keep your brain young and healthy regardless of your age! 

©2021 Sanjay Gupta, MD. AARP and Staying Sharp are registered trademarks of AARP. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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A Master Class in Brain Resilience

Clear, practical advice and insights into optimizing your brain’s potential - everyday - to achieve your best life. Has a lot of practical small acts with big impacts to help your brain work sharper. Thank you Dr. Gupta for this exceptional book!!

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It was ok

Kind of long winded. Struggling to find new information that we already know. Dr. Jason Fung could enlighten him on nutrition.

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A wealth of knowledge

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Dr Gupta’s audio book. It’s filled with a wealth of knowledge on how to keep your brain sharp. This book has prompted me to make some lifestyle changes and I’ll share what I’ve learned with loved ones. I appreciate Dr. Gupta taking time out of his busy schedule to share what he’s learned over the years. Very well done!

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An eye opening experience

finished in 3 days such an incredible piece of literature I started this book based on his last interview on Armchair expert & it has already helped my depression.

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Dr Gupta is a Compassionate Expert

This is an excellent book documenting the critical importance of taking immediate action to improve our health. Our brains are the central powerhouse of our body that is a mystery and where the quality of our life exists. Dr Gupta teaches invaluable information that is life saving and life changing. Please take the time to get through this information. It is not a "Thriller" read, but, it is a MUST Read.

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enlightening

I wish I had read this in my 30s. I am 68 now and struggling with memory. I am definitely going to try the 12 week program.

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I only wish I would have realized there were so many questions in the book. Listening on Audible, it was tough for me to follow adequately and get the most benefits from the book. So, I now will need to buy the book. Great, great info though!.

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A very long winded story telling you ways to keep you healthy that you probably already knew. At least the information is accurate, reiterating many of the basics and putting to rest misinformation. However a disappointment to those hoping for practical information that goes beyond the basics.

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Everything you need to know about dementia

Dr Gupta's narration was excellent. He discusses ways to possibly prevent dementia, possible causes of dementia, diet, exercise, etc. This is an excellent book. well worth the money.