January 9, 2015 in Health and Fitness (E)
[prMac.com] Ugchelen, Netherlands - Author Brigitte de Lange today introduces Mind Your Brain, her new iBook available for download with iBooks for Mac and iOS devices. By offering insight into what happens to the brain as people age and what might be done to minimize the risk of dementia, Mind Your Brain offers a guide to help readers adapt to live a more brain-conscious lifestyle.
Mind Your Brain is based on the premise that a person's lifestyle greatly influences how their brain functions. As a practical guide, Mind Your Brain provides tools to diminish the reader's chances of dementia and help keep their brain healthy into old age addressing such questions as:
* What actions can be taken to contribute to the health of the brain?
* What happens in the brain as people age?
* Why might certain individuals be affected by dementia?
* What can be done to minimize the risk of dementia?
Part I of Mind Your Brain focuses on the architecture of the brain and how it works. Important components of the brain and their functions are outlined and illustrated for the reader. Of particular note, Mind Your Brain explores the tiny structure within the brain known as the hippocampus, which is a main player in memory functions, particularly in saving memories for long-term use.
Part II of Mind Your Brain explores genes and their impact on brain function. By utilizing a book metaphor, Mind Your Brain explains an individual's genome and how it can predetermine an individual's predilection for certain hereditary elements. Mind Your Brain also reviews the strong connection between genes and their environment, genetic testing, the ageing process and cognitive decline.
Part III of Mind Your Brain addresses what the reader can do to cultivate a healthy brain into old age and minimize the risk of dementia. Mind Your Brain explores a variety of topics including:
* The impact of stress on the brain
* Insomnia and resulting deterioration of the brain
* How sleep patterns change as ageing occurs
* The connection between what we eat and its influence upon the brain
* Whether stimulating the brain with mental activity can reduce the risk of age-related dementia
* The impact of physical exercise on the brain
Part III of Mind Your Brain also provides practical solutions and guidelines for the reader to address deterrents to brain activity and cultivate a brain-conscious lifestyle. Readers of Mind Your Brain learn the single most important activity to stimulate brain activity and how it specifically impacts the brain. Mind Your Brain also provides questions that help the reader create their own plan of action to develop a brain-conscious lifestyle.
"I became fascinated with the brain while I was studying psychology for my undergraduate degree," explains author Brigitte de Lange. "In fact, my dissertation focused on scientific research related to the influence that ageing has on the brain. I wrote Mind Your Brain because I think it's very important to bring the results of my scientific research to the attention of a larger audience. Alzheimer's is one of the most intensively researched diseases of recent date. I've called upon over forty years of experience as a journalist, writer, and communications expert to write a book about the brain and what people can do to keep their brains healthy into old age. It's my hope that readers find Mind Your Brain a valuable contribution towards the fight against dementia. Whatever your age, you can benefit from Mind Your Brain and developing a brain-conscious lifestyle!"
* Grades 10 and Above
* Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac
* Requires iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 with iOS 4.3.3 or later
* Mac with iBooks 1.0 with OS X 10.9 or later
* 160 pages
Pricing and Availability:
Mind Your Brain 1.0 is only $7.99 (USD) and available worldwide through the iTunes or iBook Stores in the Health & Fitness category. Review copies are available upon request.
Based in Ugchelen, Netherlands, Brigitte de Lange is a journalist, writer, and communications expert with a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Neural and Brain Science. An advisor of the brain-conscious lifestyle, de Lange's work is focused on how the brain ages and how to keep it healthy. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 Brigitte de Lange. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.