If there were something you could do to help stave off dementia and preserve your independence, would you do it? Psychiatrist and author Timothy R. Jennings, M.D., explores the choices anyone can make to retain mental acuity into old age in his newest book, The Aging Brain: Proven Steps to Prevent Dementia and Sharpen Your Mind.
Growing older is inevitable, but many of the afflictions associated with old age—including dementia, disability and increased dependence on others—don’t have to be. So if you could, would you choose to break the mold of aging?
Psychiatrist and international speaker Timothy R. Jennings, M.D., may have some insights. Dr. Jennings prescribes simple, everyday actions we all can take to stave off disease, promote vitality, and prevent dementia and late-onset Alzheimer’s. “The choices we make now can help us to keep our minds sharp and maintain our independence as we age,” says Jennings.
An easy-to-use guide to maintaining brain and body health throughout life, The Aging Brain is based on solid, up-to-date scientific research, and the interventions discussed may help prevent progression toward dementia, even in those already showing signs of mild cognitive impairment. The recommendations also may help reduce disability and depression.
“This book isn’t just for people hoping to slow the aging process,” says Jennings. “It’s also for anyone who is a caregiver to someone at risk of or already beginning to suffer from dementia. It offers a hopeful, healthy way forward.”
Jennings, who maintains a private practice in Chattanooga, TN, has authored several books, including The God-Shaped Brain and The God-Shaped Heart. He has spent more than two decades researching the interface between biblical principles and modern brain science. A Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Life Fellow of the Southern Psychiatric Association, Jennings is president and founder of Come and Reason Ministries.
For more information about Dr. Jennings and to hear his lectures, please visit the website: www.comeandreason.com.
The Aging Brain: Proven Steps to Prevent Dementia and Sharpen Your Mind
Release Date: June 19, 2018
Reviews for The Aging Brain: Proven Steps to Prevent Dementia and Sharpen Your Mind:
Dr. Caroline Leaf, Cognitive Neuroscientist, Communication Pathologist and Author: “Great advice and excellent science on aging! It’s well worth following and applying these principles so as to age the way we are supposed to.”
Rodney A. Poling, MD, DFAPA, medical director, Behavioral Healthcare Center, Columbia TN., and board-certified geriatric psychiatrist: “A well-researched and commonsense book aimed at helping one understand the complexities of dementia, while offering recommendations for maintaining healthy brain function into our later years.”
Michael Lyles, psychiatrist, author, and speaker: “Dr. Jennings clearly describes how to practically manage the medical and lifestyle variables that can positively impact brain health and the process of aging. Age is a number, but getting old is a lifestyle.”