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Our Ageing Brain : How Our Mental Capacities Develop As We Grow Older
Bib ID 8037622
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Author
Aleman, Andre
 
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Online Versions
Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries. 
Description Scribe Publications, 2014 
Scribe Pubns Pty Ltd., 2014 
1 online resource (208 pages) 
ISBN 1925113256
9781925113259
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Summary

An international bestseller delivering good news on brain function and ageing We all worry sometimes that our brains - particularly our memories - just don't work as well as they used to. In this illuminating book, internationally acclaimed Dutch neuroscientist André Aleman shows that although the decline in our mental capacities begins earlier than we think, this is not such a bad thing. In fact, older people are more resistant to the effects of stress, cope better with their emotions and with complex situations, and are - generally speaking - happier than their younger counterparts. Our Ageing Brain will change the way we think about age and mental acuity. Drawn from the latest research in cognitive science, it outlines what takes place in the brain as we age, how to recognise the early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, and how to distinguish fact from fiction when it comes to ways of slowing down the ageing process. It concludes with the seven most important things we can each do to keep our brains healthy. Published here in English for the first time, this is a refreshing, informative, and ultimately reassuring examination of what happens to our most important organ as we grow older.

Full contents About the Author; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction; 1 'Everything Goes So Fast These Days'; 2 A Calm Disposition; 3 Grey Cells; 4 Forgetfulness or Dementia?; 5 Body and Mind; 6 Pills, Powders, and Push-ups; 7 With Age Comes Wisdom; 8 The Best Possible Brain; Notes; Bibliography; Illustration credits. 
Subjects SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience.  |  HEALTH & FITNESS / General.  |  Popular science.  |  Neurosciences.  |  Coping with old age.  |  Science / Life Sciences / Neuroscience.  |  Family & health.  |  Social Science - Gerontology.  |  Health & Fitness - General.  |  Family & Relationships - Aging.  |  Ability, Influence of age on.  |  Human information processing -- Age factors.  |  Cognition in old age.  |  Aging -- Psychological aspects.  |  Age and intelligence.  |  Brain -- Aging.  |  Brain.  |  Nervous system -- Degeneration.  |  Australian
Form/genre Electronic books  |  Electronic books  |  Electronic books  |  Electronic books
Other authors/contributors Mills, Annette, translator  |  Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Available From Baker & Taylor 

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