Title: Strong Memory, Sharp Mind
Author: Frank Minirth
Publication Date: June 20th, 2017
I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review
I did not get as much out Strong Memory, Sharp Mind as I thought I would have, judging by the summary alone. Many of the tips in listed in this book are simplistic and obvious, nothing much of what you can find out by simply watching television, or a quick google search. However, I did enjoy the section that focused upon the caregiver of a dementia patient, not only focusing on their own self-care but how they can improve the life of whom they are caring for. That was very moving – and to be honest a very unexpected part of this book.
Now what I really did not like was the mentioning of spirituality – specifically the reference to God. I don’t think it would have mattered that much to me if the fact that this book is written from an Abrahamic world view was mentioned in the book summary. That way, I would have either have had the choice to skip it or choose to accept it (as I do often) and read it anyway.
But, I should have the choice to be preached to – and in a book that is supposed to be about the brain and memory, I am expecting a rational and logical approach to the subject matter – unless specified otherwise.
3 out of 5 Stars
The words are on the tip of your tongue, but you just can’t quite remember them. You’ve been there a hundred times, so why did you take the wrong turn? Outwardly, as people age they may be looking and feeling younger than their parents’ generation–60 is the new 40, after all–but mental decline can begin as early as age 30, and it will impact everyone at some point. The increasing rate of dementia is sobering, and the personal, financial, and societal stakes are high.
The good news is, just like diet and exercise can keep aging bodies healthier, the proper mental regimen can slow–even reverse–the deterioration of our mental capacity. In this practical and hopeful book, Dr. Frank Minirth gives readers trustworthy scientific insights, helpful assessments to measure mental sharpness, and proven strategies to preserve focus, memory, and brain power at every age. Each chapter includes brain boosters, exercises, and challenges, as well as engaging personal stories.