With dementia and Alzheimer’s increasing at a rapid rate in Canada and the US, this book is an important contribution to the health of Canadians. The positive message is that it is possible to avoid dementia if only we follow Dr. Hakim’s seven rules.
The seven rules are commonsensical yet hard to bring about. They are as follows:
- Grow your brain’s capacity for cognitive functions
- Reduce the debit calls on your mind
- Monitor and tame your blood pressure
- Eat right, weigh light, and stay bright
- Move your hind to save your mind
- Sleep enough if you want to think with ease
- Socialize and feel useful–loneliness and depression can make you crazy
By taking these steps, you will be taking better care of your health and well-being. But what is more, you will be able to avoid dementia, and that is something that we should all strive to achieve.
In this practical and informative book, Dr. Antoine Hakim, a top Canadian neurologist, explains how following these seven specific rules to exercise the brain and body can help you avoid dementia and the loss of control that accompanies this brain disease.
Readers will also learn how to build a cognitive reserve to protect their minds from injury such as stroke, and how it is possible to reverse some of the early signs of dementia.
This book is easy to understand and can be read by all Canadians in order to ensure that their mind is the healthiest.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth