We all know that reading books keeps your mind sharp. But did you know that new studies show there can be real-world benefits to playing certain computer games, such as reducing depression symptoms and reversing age-related cognitive declines? There is also initial evidence suggesting that a glass or two of champagne per week can improve your memory!
These are just a few of the refreshing insights we picked up while creating our Healthy Brain, Healthy Life Forum, an area of our website where the Daedalus staff explored new ideas, great books, and more with our growing community of customers.
We featured an exclusive weekly series on boosting your brain power and health with Gary Small, M.D. - you may have seen him on PBS's Frontline. Gary is the director of the UCLA Longevity Center, and his most recent book is The Alzheimer's Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life. Gary is interviewed by Gene Stone, who writes extensively about health and is the author of The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick, which has been translated into more than 20 languages.
To get your cortex crackling, we have selected books and DVDs on stimulating, stretching, strengthening, nourishing and calming our brains at every age.