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An exciting new science-driven guide to protecting your mind from decline. 

Throughout our lives, we are always looking for ways to keep our mind sharp and effortlessly productive. In this book, globetrotting neurosurgeon Dr 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 debunks common myths about ageing and cognitive 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 80s and 90s but showing 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 signs and symptoms, and shows you both how to ward against it and how to care for a partner in cognitive decline. 

The book also provides listeners with a personalized 12-week programme featuring practical strategies to strengthen your brain every day. 

Keep Sharp is the only owner's manual you'll need to keep your brain young and healthy at any age!

©2021 Sanjay Gupta (P)2021 Simon & Schuster

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Informative and easy to understand

A great book explaining about Alazemers and Dementia, ways we can all help improve a brain health. Highly recommended listening. Only issue I had was that there was no attached supporting files or worksheets.

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Factual and easily understood

Dr Gupta writes in clear and precise language that is informative and easily understood. His advice is practical and realistic. The medical information is very interesting. He speaks clearly and is a pleasure to listen to. A book for all adults.

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Informative and Practical

This is an extremely useful resource... probably a must listen for all adults as they make it to their 30s in preparation. Just wish it had an Australian section.

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  • 16-02-2022

Fascinating, but too USA-centric

The science and supporting evidence is well laid out and I believe pitched at a level which would be understood by most audiences. I also found the way it was conveyed was interesting. That is laudable.

However, the means and ways to manage the conditions, either through direct interventions or for carers, was entirely focused on the USA (despite many references made to the authors findings of dementia care around the world). Perhaps a more global approach would comprise another entire book!

And lastly, my slightly reduced star-rating for the narration: whilst the author is clearly knowledgeable and passionate about the subject, and a non-medical or non-scientist narrator might stumble over some of the words, narrating his own words was not a good option. When reading/narrating, the author's voice was too monotone and this let the listener's mind slip away if not totally ('sharply') focused on every word. I found myself having to re-wind on many occasions to hear how one thing tied in with the next. Personally, I would have preferred a more professional and engaging narrator. But, I do NOT mean that in a derogatory way, to imply the author does not have a pleasant voice. On the contrary, his voice has a pleasant tone, he's articulate, annunciates clearly, and comes across as friendly. It's just that whilst reading, the tone does not vary.

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  • Michalis Petrou
  • 20-01-2021

Simple tips to prevent cognitive decline

This book is suitable for people that are looking for ways to prevent or slow their cognitive decline that is, sometimes, unavoidable with time and aging. Although some of the ways to do that mentioned in this book are not groundbreaking (or something you never heard before), like 8-hours of sleep or eating better, some are new and thought-provoking, Dr. Gupta backs his claims through recent, well understood, scientifically backed data. He, being the narrator, manages to talk to the listener in a way that is straight forward, clear and concise. He gives out what works for him, he disproves many myths and in general, he shares his experiences as a neurosurgeon and a journalist travelling the world and talking to experts in the frontlines of science.
In general, I am happy I heard this book and would recommend to anyone that wants to treat their brain as they treat the rest of their body.

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  • 02-12-2021

A must read.

i have always enjoyed Sanjay on CNN and this book did not disappoint. No hype, just facts and easy to follow guidelines.

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  • 16-08-2021

Tough topic, but still hopeful and coherent.

I read some of the reviews here before getting this book. Most were positive and having watched Dr Gupta on CNN for several years, I was curious. This is a book that gathers together all the information & research at this time and presents it in a manner that is coherent and easy to understand. It has inspired me to find out more on the subject. I have also gifted it to friends & family. I think it’s a useful book.

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  • 21-07-2021

keep sharp

loved it, this is a must read for anyone that wants to offset or help prevent or even live with dementia

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  • T BESSELL
  • 14-10-2021

Thought provoking and hugely informative

So when I began listening I thought to myself, oh no, a monotone American voice that is going to become white noise in my head. How wrong I was. The author was hugely interesting and the subject captivating and I listened to it start to finish in about 3 days.
There are so many takeaway nuggets but one that particularly resonated was 'Seek Progress not Perfection!'

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  • Gilles Guichard
  • 09-10-2021

Mostly American Statistics

Most of the statistics are from studies that are less then 100 years and regional. only few are real life experiences.
just my personal perspective

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  • Maris Dziedatajs
  • 01-11-2021

Give me a lot new info

Gain a lot new information about alcheimer and dementia. Not only about sharp mind. Much deeper 👍

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-10-2021

Great book

Well written, well read and highly recommended. I don't have anything to add other than great book.

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  • 07-02-2022

Enjoyed listening to this on my walks....

Great advice on how to look after your brain health. Dr Sanjay Gupta communicates the science so well and narration was spot on. what an amazing life he's lived as well

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