Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age

Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age

by Sanjay Gupta (Author)

Keep your brain young, healthy, and sharp with this science-driven guide to protecting your mind from decline by neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Throughout our life, we look for ways to keep our minds sharp and effortlessly productive. Now, globetrotting neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta offers “the book all of us need, young and old” (Walter Isaacson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Code Breaker) with 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 debunks common myths about aging and mental decline, explores whether there’s a “best” diet or exercise regimen for the brain, and explains whether it’s healthier to play video games that test memory and processing speed, or to engage in more social interaction. Discover what we can learn from “super-brained” people who are in their eighties and nineties with no signs of slowing down—and whether there are truly any benefits to drugs, supplements, and vitamins. Dr. Gupta also addresses brain disease, particularly Alzheimer’s, answers all your questions about the signs and symptoms, and shows how to ward against it and stay healthy while caring for a partner in cognitive decline. He likewise provides you with a personalized twelve-week program featuring practical strategies to strengthen your brain every day.

Keep Sharp is the “must-read owner’s manual” (Arianna Huffington) you’ll need to keep your brain young and healthy regardless of your age!

In his groundbreaking book, "Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age," renowned neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta delves into the fascinating realm of brain health and longevity. With his trademark blend of scientific rigor and accessible storytelling, Gupta presents a comprehensive guide to maintaining and improving cognitive function throughout life.

Through the pages of "Keep Sharp," readers embark on a journey of discovery, exploring the latest scientific research on brain health. Gupta introduces readers to the concept of neuroplasticity, the brain's remarkable ability to adapt and change in response to new experiences and challenges. He debunks common myths and misconceptions about aging and cognitive decline, empowering readers with the knowledge to take proactive steps toward preserving their brain health.

With clarity and precision, Gupta outlines a wealth of practical strategies and lifestyle choices that can positively impact brain health. These strategies encompass a holistic approach, addressing both physical and mental well-being. Readers learn about the importance of exercise, proper nutrition, sleep hygiene, and stress management in maintaining a healthy brain. Gupta also emphasizes the profound impact of social engagement, cognitive stimulation, and lifelong learning on cognitive function.

Beyond the practical advice, "Keep Sharp" delves into the inspiring stories of individuals who have successfully navigated the challenges of aging and maintained their cognitive abilities. These stories serve as a testament to the brain's resilience and the power of adopting brain-healthy habits. Gupta's compassionate and engaging writing style makes these stories both relatable and motivating, inspiring readers to take action in their own lives.

In "Keep Sharp," Dr. Sanjay Gupta offers readers a comprehensive roadmap to brain health and longevity. Backed by cutting-edge research and presented in an accessible and engaging manner, this book empowers readers to take control of their cognitive well-being and build a better brain at any age.


302 pages