Advance Praise for Sharpen Your Brain by Dr. John Arden. "Dr. John Arden's Sharpen Your Brain is an uplifting read for those of us who look forward to aging actively and enjoyably. This book is as scientifically rigorous as it is readable, accessible and peppered with fascinating stories about real people and the things they do or do not do which are contributing to their health and longevity. Building on the latest biomedical and psychosocial research, he beautifully describes the lifestyle factors that we can control and which have enormous effects on the length and quality of our lives. This is a must read."-- Ian Robertson, PhD Trinity College, Dublin, Author of The Winner Effect
"John Arden's new book, Sharpen Your Brain, is an important contribution to the health literature particularly for the focus on applying neuroplasticity principles in conjunction with preventative positive health behavior. His command of the scientific literature across a broad range of areas is impressive, as is his ability to communicate findings in a clear and accessible way for both professionals and individuals interested in this topic. In essence John Arden has provided a systematic approach to enhancing neurological functioning as we age as well as optimizing our health.
"If everyone followed this book as a guide there would be dramatic reductions in cognitive decline, mental health problems and health problems saving the health care system billions of dollars a year. I commend this book to health care providers and people interested in caring for our most important organ, the brain, which embodies the sum total of who we are in life."--Dr. Matthew Bambling, University of Queensland, Department of Psychiatry; School of Medicine, Australia.
"If you want to redefine the aging process to be what you want instead of what you have observed, read John Arden's book, Sharpen Your Brain, to have ample guidance for healthy longevity."--Charlotte A Tomaino, PhD, author of Awakening the Brain: The Neuropsychology of Grace.
"Dr. Arden's Sharpen Your Brain translates the latest developments from the abstruse world of the neurological sciences into accessible, real-world guidance for those who are sharp enough to choose to remain sharp. Essential reading for helping professionals and their clients."--John Soderlund Publishing Editor, New Therapist, South Africa
"Meet your brain--and get to know it! Dr. Arden introduces us to this wondrous part of who we are as humans and in the process provides superb advice on how to optimize our brain's longevity and abilities.
"He writes clearly with an energetic, engaging style, using many examples, real-life analogies, and copious amounts of research-based input. The material is effectively presented via a five factor, user-friendly grid?SEEDS?which emphasizes understanding brain basics and practicing life skills for wellbeing. I want to highly commend Dr. Arden for his skilfully integration of research, clinical practice, and behavioral health into a highly readable, relevant guide for nurturing 'mature' brains and for ageing well. Remember you are never 'over the hill' in life, he reminds us, but rather there are many more hills to explore. And this book is a great guide for exploring these hills as we enrich our lives with a more fully functioning brain."--Kelly O'Donnell, PsyD, CEO/Consulting Psychologist Member Care Associates, Inc., Geneva, Switzerland
"Successful aging just doesn't happen, it takes knowledge, wisdom, and action. Read Sharpen Your Brain and let John Arden take you on a fascinating and very human journey through the science and steps to healthy aging."--Louis Cozolino Ph.D, Author of The Healthy Aging Brainshow more