Author: Phyllis Strupp
I was extremely excited to get a copy of this book to review. I have a fascination with how the brain so able to adapt and learn. So when I looked at the description, I knew I needed to add it to my 'to read' list.
This book is a self-help book, for those who are middle-aged up. Now that doesn't count the young people out. The motto is 'use it or lose it'. We all know that is true for the rest of our body, but the unseen organ called the brain is no different. In fact, is should be our number one concern. We live in a time of high pressure and stress. We have all the world at our fingertips but should we neglect our precious brain. Before I started studying Education, I had no idea of the capabilities of our minds. As I near the end of my degree, I have become more and more interest in our potential as human beings.
This book tackles our abilities from the perspective that we need to help ourselves, especially as we age. Science now knows we can keep learning and strengthening our brains right through life. I have to agree as I see elderly people who are vibrant. When I question them, most have kept learning and held on to their hope and dreams. They have continued to 'help themselves' while continuing to grow. This book offers insight into continued growth and redevelopment of the brain. It is not a book of crossword puzzles and mind benders. It is a book of genuine growth and continued development.
The author offers insight into brain diseases like Alzheimer's and brain injuries. There is a scientific insight into this amazing part our body that we often neglect. I enjoyed the science incorporation in the book along with the examples of people who have defied the odds and restructured their brains to continue life to the fullest.
This book is for everyone. It is aimed at the more mature age groups, but I differ on this idea and would encourage all ages to read this and take on board some of the ideas presented. You are never too young to take care of your mind, after all, it makes your body move, digest, love, and speak. Start looking after the most important part of your body today. A good starting point will be reading this book; it's easy to devour and just as easy to start following the principles within.
Check out Phyllis Strupp's web site at http://phyllisstrupp.com/ There you will find the links to her book and information about Phyllis.
Offering a whole new approach to “use it or lose it,” Better with Age moves way beyond crossword puzzles, Sudoku, or computer games. With over 70 color illustrations, this compact, no-nonsense book describes a proven strategy for boosting brain performance.
Award-winning author and brain coach Phyllis Strupp puts theory into practice by using real-life stories to show what neuroplasticity looks like at all ages. Tools, tips, and techniques from her years of teaching—all presented with her trademark warmth and humor—demystify the science and encourage a lifestyle of brain-building habits.
No prior knowledge of neuroscience is necessary. A glossary and a list of resources (publications, research articles and studies, and web sites) equip the reader for further learning. A comprehensive index enables quick review of important concepts.