ALPHABETICAL BRAIN™ VOCABULARY
HUMANIST GALAXY
OF SECULAR SCIENCE STARS
SANJAY GUPTA

January 7, 2021

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KEEP SHARP:
Build a better brain at any age.
by Sanjay Gupta
Simon & Schuster, 2021
(i-xiv, 318 pages)

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BOOK OUTLINE
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Quote = "Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were." by Marcel Proust (ix)

INTRODUCTION — Nothing brainy about it (1-18)

SELF-ASSESSMENT— re: Are you at risk for brain decline? (19-24)

PART 1 — THE BRAIN — Meet your inner black box (25-92)

note = Introduction (27-28)

1) WHAT MAKES YOU YOU (29-48)

2) COGNITIVE DECLINE-REDEFINED (49-76)

3) 12 DESTRUCTIVE MYTHS AND THE 5 PILLARS THAT WILL BUILD YOU (77-92)

PART 2 — THE BRAIN TRUST How not to lose your mind (93-215)

note = Introduction (95-96)

4) THE MIRACLE OF MOVEMENT (97-114)

5) THE POWER OF PURPOSE, LEARNING, AND DISCOVERY (115-130)

6) THE NEED FOR SLEEP AND RELAXATION (131-156)

7) FOOD FOR THOUGHT (157-187)

8) CONNECTION FOR PROTECTION (189-199)

9) PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER — 12 Weeks to sharper (201-215)

PART 3 — THE DIAGNOSIS — What to do, how to thrive (217-219)

note = Introduction (219-220)

10) DIAGNOSING AND TREATING AN AILING BRAIN (221-256)

11) NAVIGATING THE PATH FORWARD FINANCIALLY AND EMOTIONALLY, WITH A SPECIAL NOTE TO CAREGIVERS (257-279)

CONCLUSION — The bright future (281-283)

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS (285-286)

NOTES (287-303)

INDEX (305-318)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR (two unnumbered pages at end of book)

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AUTHOR NOTE, SUMMARY,
AND BOOK DESCRIPTION

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AUTHOR NOTE = Dr. Sanjay Gupta is CNN's Emmy Award–winning chief medical correspondent and the host of the acclaimed podcast Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction, America's go-to resource for expert advice on how to stay healthy and safe. The New York Times bestselling author of Chasing Life, Cheating Death, Monday Mornings, and Keep Sharp, Dr. Gupta lives in Atlanta, where he works as an associate professor of neurosurgery at the Emory University School of Medicine.

SUMMARY = 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.

BOOK DESCRIPTION = 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.

The book, 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 eighties and nineties 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 twelve-week program featuring practical strategies to strengthen your brain every day.

The book is the only owner's manual you will need to keep your brain young and healthy regardless of your age!

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EDITORIAL BOOK REVIEWS
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[1] A must-read owner's manual for anyone with a brain. – Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global.

[2] Dr. Sanjay Gupta has the unique ability to translate the latest scientific research into accessible language we can all understand. Whether you are concerned about memory loss or simply want to boost your mental acuity, the book is an essential guide. – Gary Small, MD, Director, UCLA Longevity Center.

[3] Gupta is brilliant at busting myths, allaying fears, and giving us the solutions we need to keep sharp throughout our lives. – Dean Ornish, MD, Founder & President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute.

[4] This is a frontier where we can dramatically improve human life, and Keep Sharp is a helpful primer for anyone who wants to better understand brain function and how to preserve it. – Bill Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

[5] Keep Sharp will change how you think about your brain, how you care for it, and how you support its full potential. – David B. Agus, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The End of Illness.

[6] This is the book all of us need, young and old! – Walter Isaacson, New York Times bestselling author of the book, Steve Jobs, and many other distinguished biographical books.

[7] Sanjay Gupta brilliantly crafts an actionable plan we can all follow. I feel sharper already. – Mehmet Oz, MD, Host, The Dr. Oz Show

[8] Keep Sharp shows it's absolutely possible to take control of one's brain health for life. – Richard Isaacson, MD, Director, Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at the Weill Cornell Memory Disorders Program.

[9] In a steady, measured voice, Gupta presents a comprehensive view of the best that brain science has to offer to preserve and improve memory… A genuine source of practical knowledge and sympathy to those struggling with dementia and the family members who are primary caregivers. – Kirkus Reviews.

[10] Gupta's optimism and the wealth of scientific information he corrals will embolden and comfort readers. – Publishers Weekly.

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