Monday, June 11, 2018

Book Nook: The Aging Brain - Proven Steps to Prevent Dementia and Sharpen Your Mind

We're all going to age, but wouldn't it be nice to avoid some of the afflictions often associated with old age? We can take steps to reduce the risk of dementia, disability, and dependence on others.

I recently got to review The Aging Brain (you can pre-order and download an excerpt there). Written by psychiatrist and international speaker Timothy R Jennings, M.D., it contains everyday actions that everyone can do to promote health and prevent disease. It's an easy to use guide that touches on a variety of arenas - diet, nutrition, and spiritual and mental well-being. It's clearly based on research, but it's also written in an easy-to-understand manner. 

Dr. Jennings is clearly a Christian, and this does come out strongly in one chapter, but even for those who aren't Christian, he lays out the evidence for some sort of belief and spiritual support system - whatever that looks like for each individual. The recommendations will help physical and mental health as we age, and they're straightforward. Each piece of advice is a small habit change, so readers can choose where to focus first instead of trying to make massive changes all at once.

The below video is a lecture found on his website that can help you learn more.

Jennings, who maintains a private practice in Chattanooga, TN, has authored several books, including The God-Shaped Brain and The God-Shaped Heart. He has spent more than two decades researching the interface between biblical principles and modern brain science. A Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Life Fellow of the Southern Psychiatric Association, Jennings is president and founder of Come and Reason Ministries.

For more information about Dr. Jennings and to hear his lectures, please visit the website:

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