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"A research-filled yet highly approachable guide to the scientific why and the practical how of keeping your brain in top shape whatever your age." -The Wall Street Journal

"This book helps you understand how your brain works and provides dozens of ideas that will help you stay sharp." --San Francisco Chronicle 

About the Author

Memory fitness and brain health expert CYNTHIA R. GREEN is president of Memory Arts, LLC, which provides memory fitness and brain health training to organizations and individuals. She has appeared onGood Morning America, 20/20, Fox News, and NPR's Talk of the Nation and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.

MICHAEL SWEENEY, a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, received his Ph.D. in Journalism from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and his Master's in Journalism at the University of North Texas. He reported for nationalgeographic.com on Dr. Robert Ballard's Titanic expedition. Sweeney's numerous books include Brainworks, The Ultimate Survival Book,Peace: The Biography of a SymbolGod Grew Tired of Us, and Mind: The Complete Brain.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic; 1 edition (December 31, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426211708
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426211706
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #575,696 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By K. Varraso VINE VOICE on January 13, 2014
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This book tells how one's brain works, ages and can be exercised into possibly working like a younger, better brain. As the US baby boomers approach or are in their retirement years, I suspect that wanting a younger brain and staving off Alzheimer's Disease is important to many of them, including me. I don't know if brain games will keep Alzheimer's from getting its terrible grip on me, but I have gained some real benefit from this book.

This is two separate books in one. One is a book on the brain by Michael Sweeney and the second is a series of simple brain exercises called "Brain Health Boosters," and was written by Cynthia Green, Ph.D Both work together nicely. Most start very simply and then get harder. The simple exercises were confusing at first, because the text of the book gets right into it, using terms and describing concepts that are much more difficult than the exercises. Eventually, it all evens out.

But back to the major league benefit I've gotten from the book: I have a brain injury, caused by a speeding 18-wheel truck squashing my car (with me behind the wheel) about 30 years ago. Since then, I've had intermittent problems trying to "get that word off the tip of my tongue and out already." It has improved from when I was first hurt, and I no longer stutter when I "lose the word," but standing there silently while you try your damndest to get a word out isn't a whole lot better. I've been doing the exercises in the book for only a week, and the number of episodes has decreased enough that my family has noticed. It's not like the exercises in the book are horrible, either.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Roy Clark on January 28, 2014
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...Especially because I've been diagnosed with 'Early Advent Alzheimer's" I feel both my cognitive and recall abilities are not so sharp any more. I have been reading up on ways to slow my fall into oblivion. The most prevalent preventative advice is to exercise my mind. The trick is that I can't keep working the same kinds of puzzles and games and books and suchlike.

So I look for fresh mind challenges. So I grabbed YOUR BEST BRAIN EVER BY Michael S. Sweeney, with 58 Brain Health Boosters by CYNTHIA R. GREEN, Ph.D. Of course I looked up Dr. Green, she's a star at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She's for real.

By chance, when I lived in L.A, 'my' hospital was Cedars Sinai. I trust any institution with Sinai in its name.

I checked the other (primary, actually) author, Michael S. Sweeny; he's also a Ph.D, but in Journalism; he's done a number of very-well received books with other brain/neurological stars. So, five stars for credentials and prior successes. I'm mostly through the book and I believe on my way to significant progress. Hope it keeps on keeping on.

One thing though. I get (very) mild headaches when I do the exercises. My long-time neurologist say that's good, as it signifies brain sections and synapses are growing. And I haven't even gotten to
those MVP (Most Valuable Prescriptions I guess) meds.

Anyway I dove into the book, was impressed. It's clear, concise and per my experience in brain-care, right on. And then some. As it's the most recent book of its kind, just out last year,
YBBE is probably clinically ahead too.

Like its cover says, it's a complete guide & workout. The guide covers nature elements to battle fading minds like mine, from causes to coping and delaying mind melts.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By B. J. Lewis VINE VOICE on February 17, 2014
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I came close to throwing this book in the trash after reading the second paragraph -- yes, the second paragraph -- in which the comparison is made between the importance of maintaining one's physical and mental health to using high quality gasoline, regular oil changes and instituting necessary repairs on one's automobile in order to insure its long life. Is the intended audience a child in grade school?

The second irritation -- and this is a MAJOR flaw -- was the abrupt change from reasonably readable type to faint, dim, difficult to read print. My first thought was it was merely a printing error, but soon realized that EVERY entry entitled "Brain Insight" followed this same pattern of faint, barely discernible type. WHAT WERE THEY THINKING? The only answer, perhaps, was the editor's intention to wake up the reader every few pages with this ridiculous ruse.

This is not to say that there was no redeemable information contained in this book -- hence the two stars -- but if any of it is news, where have you been all your life?

I find it difficult to believe that the National Geographic would authorize this pathetic rehash.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Scott FS VINE VOICE on February 11, 2014
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Let's face it; book and articles about the brain are all over the internet and your corner bookstore. What makes this a cut above? Lots of practical information, easy to read, and based on what seems to be solid science ( at least what I have deduced over a lifetime of reading about this subject).

The book isn't a long, drawn out tome, but is divided into small, interesting bits of information that can be digested all at once, or in bits and pieces, which is how I read it.

Highly recommended, if you want to improve your brain and help stave off decline as long as possible. I really liked to book.
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