We all worry occasionally that our brains - particularly our memories - just don't work as well as they used to. In this illuminating book, internationally acclaimed Dutch neuroscientist André Aleman shows that though the decline in our mental capacities begins earlier than we think, this is not such a bad thing. In fact, older people are more resistant to the effects of stress, cope better with their emotions and with complex situations, and are - generally speaking - happier than their younger counterparts.
Our Ageing Brain will change the way we think about age and mental acuity. Drawn from the latest research in cognitive science, it outlines what takes place in the brain as we age, how to recognise the early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, and how to distinguish fact from fiction when it comes to ways of slowing down the ageing process. It concludes with the seven most important things you can do to keep your brain healthy.