Neurologist and bestselling author Dr. Richard Restak shares research and advice to help better understand how aging affects the brain, as well as practical tips on how to retain peak mental ability as you grow older.
Filled with specific advice and simple exercises, this groundbreaking guide from acclaimed neurologist Dr. Richard Restak draws on scientific research to help maintain and increase brain power at any age.
Explaining that the key to peak mental ability is keeping the brain active, Dr. Restak provides thirty practical suggestions that will bring a new and positive approach to mental fitness into your life.
Helping reawaken intellectual curiosity, understanding the role of genetics and diet in staying mentally fit, and shattering myths about Alzheimer’s, strokes, insomnia, and depression, Older and Wiser is the guide you need to keep your brain operating at peak levels.
Richard Restak, M.D., is an award-winning neuroscientist, neuropsychiatrist, and clinical professor of neurology at the George Washington University Medical Center. The bestselling author of eighteen acclaimed books about the brain, including Mozart’s Brain and the Fighter Pilot and Poe’s Heart and the Mountain Climber, he has also penned dozens of articles for a variety of publications including The Washington Post, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Neurology, and the American Neuropsychiatric Association.