Book review: Maintain Your Brain

Maintain Your Brain highlights ways to prevent dementia.
Maintain Your Brain highlights ways to prevent dementia.


Author: Dr Michael J Valenzuela

Publisher: ABC Books (HarperCollins Publishers)

RRP: $27.99

THERE is a fine line between walking into the kitchen and forgetting what you came in for as opposed to not being able to find the kitchen in your own house.

This is the sort of thing that is discussed in In Maintain Your Brain: The Latest Medical Thinking on What You Can Do to Avoid Dementia.

It's predicted that dementia will overtake heart disease as the number one cause of death in Australia within 20 years.

But it's not all bad news. As Dr Michael Valenzuela shows, there are ways to prevent it as well as improve your general health.

Every question that you have been too afraid to ask is covered in this helpful guide. He looks at everything from diet to lifestyle and how to keep your mind active.

The book also considers the breakthroughs that are coming in the field of medicine with Dr Valenzuela explaining them in an easy to understand manner.

With helpful tips and recipes this is a book well worth reading. It will lead you to a healthier outlook on life and improve your prospects of staving off dementia.

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