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Brain Books

Here are recently published books by GCBH Governance Committee members and collaborators

12 Weeks to a Sharper You by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, published in collaboration with AARP and based in part on the work of the GCBH

Simon & Schuster, 2022

In 12 Weeks to a Sharper You, Dr. Sanjay Gupta provides a step-by-step guide to help you put his ideas from Keep Sharp (also published in collaboration with AARP) into daily practice. “Change is a challenge,” he writes, “and changing long-established habits takes effort.” This workbook makes it easy to apply Gupta’s tips and research to establish healthy behaviors for life. The 12-week program is designed to help you feel less anxious, sleep better, improve energy, think more clearly and become more resilient to daily stress.​Find out more here.

Keep Sharp by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, published in in collaboration with AARP and based in part on the work of the GCBH

Simon & Schuster, 2021

Keep your brain healthy and sharp with this science-driven guide for protecting your mind from decline by neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta. Throughout our life, we look for ways to keep our mind sharp and effortlessly productive. Now, globe-trotting neurosurgeon 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. Keep Sharp, an AARP-supported book based in part on the work of the Global Council on Brain Health, is the only owner’s manual you’ll need to keep your brain healthy, regardless of your age! Find out more here.

The Problem of Alzheimer’s by Dr. Jason Karlawish, GCBH Governance Committee Member

Macmillan Publishers, 2021

Dr. Karlawish outlines the history and science of how Alzheimer’s disease has become one of the greatest public health crises we face in the 21st century. The Problem of Alzheimer’s frames the devastating history of the disease through recounting case studies and insightful accounts of the disease from dedicated physicians, policy makers, caregivers, and advocates to provide a magnificent snapshot of the ripples Alzheimer’s disease leaves in its wake. Offering hope to its readers, this book emphasizes the tremendous progress made in the field that may lead to groundbreaking prevention and treatment.  The Problem of Alzheimer’s has a message of empowerment for patients to reclaim their lives, family caregivers to support their loved ones, and society to take steps towards protecting their patients and families. Find out more here.

Every Deep-Drawn Breath by Dr. Wes Ely, GCBH Expert

Simon & Schuster, 2021

Every Deep-Drawn Breath is a rich blend of science, medical history, profoundly humane patient stories, and personal reflection. Dr. Wes Ely’s mission is to prevent patients from being inadvertently harmed by the technology that is keeping them alive. Readers will experience the world of critical care through the eyes of this physician who drastically changed his clinical practice, and through cutting-edge research convinced others to do the same. Find out more here.

Supercharge Your Brain by Dr. James Goodwin

Penguin, 2021

Weaving together revolutionary research and personal accounts from patients and caregivers, Dr. Goodwin provides guidance for maintaining optimal cognitive function throughout aging. Supercharge Your Brain provides practical advice on protecting the most intricate organ in the body. A globally recognized brain health expert, Dr. Goodwin illustrates how health behaviors such as diet, physical activity, social engagement, and sleep can promote brain health. Find out more here.