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Save Your Mind

Seven Rules to Avoid Dementia

By: Antoine Hakim

Price: CAD $28.00

Publisher: BARLOW BOOK PUBLISHING

Imprint: Barlow Book Publishing

256 Pages

9 X 6 ins

ISBN:  9781988025216 -- Paperback

Publication Date: 04/20/2017

This practical and informative book by prominent Ottawa neurologist Dr. Antoine Hakim says that you can avoid dementia and the loss of control that accompanies this brain disease by following the author's seven specific rules to exercise the brain and body. Readers will learn how to build a cognitive reserve to protect their minds from injury such as stroke. By following these rules, it's even possible to reverse some of the early signs of dementia.

This book also offers an authoritative and easy-to-understand explanation of how the brain works, and why it's important to maintain the 600 kilometers of connections between brain cells in each one of us. Readers will learn about some of the mind-blowing research that shows, for example, how elderly nuns maintained their cognitive abilities even though their brains displayed the physical signs of Alzheimer's. Save Your Mind is an essential book for anyone who wants to take proactive steps to prevent dementia and the loss of mental control.

"With advice that is actionable, in language that is sharp, Dr. Hakim shows, explains, and sensitizes. As he uncovers the human dimensions of the disease and what can be done, he enables us to care better for ourselves, and others. This book is a gift, an invitation to the human spirit, a call to our formidable capacity to engage in combat and change course. Armed with love, determination, empathy, and the very memories that are under attack, everyone can take steps today so the future doesn't take away the present, then the past. This book is for everyone who owns a brain." - Michaƫlle Jean, Secretary General of La Francophonie and Governor General of Canada (2005 to 2010)

"This clear, concise, and beautifully written book is essential reading for all adults, young and old, who want to have healthy brains in their later years. Dr. Hakim explains, in terms that will be understood by all, why we get demented, and provides a simple and accessible way to prevent this calamity. A must-read that could potentially change the way we age." - Jeanne Teitelbaum, MD FRCP, Program Director for Neurocritical Care, Montreal Neurological Institute

"Dr. Hakim's book shines light on the critical importance of brain health: what we put in our heads helps protect us from both stroke and dementia. This book provides essential and practical information for anyone who wishes to reduce the risk of this awful condition." - Dr. Patrice Lindsay, Director, Heart & Stroke Foundation


Dr. Antoine Hakim is a neurologist and senior scientist emeritus at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. He was the founding scientific director for the Heart & Stroke Foundation Centre for Stroke Recovery, and professor and chair of neurology for the University of Ottawa from 1992 to 2011. He was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada in 2007.



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