Nicolas Franck

Exercises to Maintain Your Brainpower Publication date : January 24, 2013

Nicolas Franck is a university professor, medical practitioner and head of Rehabilitation at the University of Lyon’s teaching hospital. He also teaches psychiatry at Claude Bernard Lyon-I University and is the author of La Schizophrénie (Odile Jacob, 2006).

‘I can’t remember where I parked my car.’ Absentmindedness? Loss of memory? A cause for concern?
Besides reviewing such questions, this book deals with a broader issue — one that becomes a major source of anxiety with age: what can be done to maintain or enhance brainpower? Acquiring a better understanding of the brain’s normal ageing process will help us know how to fight mental decline more effectively.
The good news is that the brain is capable of change — and that capacity is what enables it to fight against those factors responsible for the most rapid forms of deterioration, such as those resulting from diseases like Alzheimer’s. Studies have shown that at every age the brain, just like a muscle, needs to be exercised to strengthen and develop.
This book shows how to exercise and improve cognitive skills: it provides exercises, tells you what you can do on a daily basis to keep your mind active, and provides tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle to ward off cognitive decline.

• What to do to enhance your mental vitality, explained by an eminent specialist.
• Take action to modify your mental skills.
• This practical book contains exercises and activities to help you prevent and even reverse mental deterioration