Title The Brain Health Book
Subtitle Using the Power of Neuroscience to Improve Your Life
Author John Randolph
ISBN 9780393712872
List price USD 24.95
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Binding Hardbound
No of pages 352
Book size 152 X 216 mm
Publishing year 2020
Original publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
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“[A] great book for the layperson setting out to address brain issues...I would certainly endorse and recommend this book to all and sundry, of all ages, and to fledgling psychologists who need to motivate and inspire resolve to change in their clients to make a difference, early on in life, to their brain health.”

—Metapsychology Online Reviews


“How does exercise potentially prevent Alzheimer’s disease? What type of memory problems should concern us as we age? What memory strategies actually work? Dr. Randolph has created an accessible practical guide to improving brain health. Quizzes, case examples, myth-busting, and a user-friendly dive into relevant neuroscience make this an enjoyable, life-altering read.”

Karen Postal, PhD, ABPP, Neuropsychologist, Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School


“This book provides everything you need to know about preserving cognitive capacity as you age.
Dr. Randolph has reviewed massive amounts of relevant research, translated it into a language everyone can understand, and extracted the important take-aways that allow the reader to convert words into action. I found particularly helpful the last chapter that summarizes the science of habit formation. This book does not over-promise (a pet peeve of mine when I look at self-help books), but gives the reader a blueprint for how to go about making lifestyle changes that can have significant impact on brain health.

Peg Dawson, EdD, Staff Psychologist, Seacoast Mental Health Center, Portsmouth, NH”


Easy-to-understand science-based strategies to maximize your brain’s potential.

Concerns about memory and other thinking skills are common, particularly in middle age and beyond. Due to worries about declining brain health, some seek out dubious products or supplements purportedly designed to improve memory and other cognitive abilities. Fortunately, scientific research has uncovered a clear- cut set of evidence- based activities and lifestyle choices that are inexpensive or free and known to promote brain and cognitive functioning.

John Randolph translates this science in an engaging and accessible way, including the brain- boosting effects of exercise, social activity, mental stimulation, task management strategies, nutrition, and positive self-care. Interwoven with lessons from neuroscience, positive psychology, social and clinical psychology, and habit formation research are powerful self- coaching exercises designed to help the reader incorporate lifestyle changes that promote brain health.




Part I. Introduction to Your Brain and How It Works

Chapter 1. The Four Domains of Brain Health

Chapter 2. How Does Neuroscience Relate to Brain Health?

Chapter 3. The Cognitive Trio That Matters Most: Attention, Memory, and Executive Functions


Part II. Cognitive Strategies and Lifestyle Activities That Boost Brain Function

Chapter 4. What Strategies Make the Most Difference?

Chapter 5. What does Exercise Do for the Brain?

Chapter 6. Socializing and the Brain: Stay Connected to Improve Your Neural Connections

Chapter 7. The Benefits of Giving Your Brain a Workout: Mental Activities and Hobbies to Embrace


Part III. Other Ways to Potentially Prevent Cognitive Problems

Chapter 8. Your Brain is What You Eat: Nutrition and Cognition

Chapter 9. Sleep and the Advantages of a Well-Rested Brain

Chapter 10. Mellowing the Stressed-Out Brain

Chapter 11. Do Medical Problems and Smoking Affect How My Brow Works?


Part IV. Moving Forward: Translating Inspiration Into Action

Chapter 12. Locking in Brain-Healthy Lifestyle Changes

CODA An Executive Summary of Bottom Lines for Brain Health



Book Club Questions

Appendix A: The “Science” in Neuroscience

Appendix B: A Brief Review of Neuroimaging Techniques

Appendix C: Professionals Whose Services Benefit the Brain



About the Author:

John Randolph, PhD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist, brain health coach and consultant, and member of the adjunct faculty at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. He works with individuals, groups, and organizations interested in developing better strategies to enhance brain health.

Target Audience:

This book is for people interested in neuroscience, neurophysiology, neuropsychology, brain health, and related fields.


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