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High-Octane Brain:5 Science-Based Steps to Sharpen Your Memory and Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

From a Harvard- and Yale- trained neuropsychologist and a national leader in the field of brain health, a science-backed program to boost memory and dramatically decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s in five steps.

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Praise for High-Octane Brain

“If you value your brain, and you want the best current advice on how to keep it healthy — what to do, and what not to do — then this book should become your bible. Its advice is thorough, backed up by the best available research, and accessible. You can’t change your genes, and you can’t change your past life. But this book will show you that there can be real value in making changes going forwards, and what those changes should be.”

Barry Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurology and Cognitive Science; Director, Cognitive Neurology/Neuropsychology Division, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and University, Baltimore, MD

“This book is an essential addition as it describes a practical and evidence-based behavior modification program (as opposed to passive apps or rote memory games) that, through consistent practice, has the potential to have positive and lasting effects on an individual’s brain health.”

Library Journal (Starred Review)

“Michelle shares with you how to take great care of your brain now and in the future, not just to lower the risk of Alzheimer’s, but for better overall health and well-being!”

Bonnie Blair, five-time Olympic gold medalist

“Dr. Braun has written a life-changer, a life-enhancer. In clear, commonsense language with scientific facts, she is proving there is finally a way to fight Alzheimer’s. Now hope where there was none.”

Martin J. Schreiber, former governor of Wisconsin and author of My Two Elaines:Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

“In a time when there are still no pharmacological cures for Alzheimer’s, this book shows us a path towards healthy brain aging: a book invaluable not only to the clinician, but to all of us aiming to enhance our brain health and quality of life in our later years.”

Piero G. Antuono, MD, Professor of Neurology and Biophysics, Medical College of Wisconsin; Member, Medical and Scientific Advisory Panel, Alzheimer’s Disease International

“…Dr. Michelle Braun offers us a way in our everyday lives to confront Alzheimer’s head-on, and cheers us on into believing we can succeed.”

Tom Hlavacek, Retired Executive Director,Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter

“…A ‘must have’ for those of us who work with aging populations, and those of us who want to invest in a more active, engaged, and healthy future for ourselves.”

Russell M. Bauer, PhD, ABPP, Preeminence Term Professor,University of Florida; Director, Brain Rehabilitation Research Center of Excellence, Malcom Randal Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center

High-Octane Brain

From a Harvard- and Yale- trained neuropsychologist and a national leader in the field of brain health, a science-backed program to boost memory and dramatically decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s in five steps.

American adults fear Alzheimer’s more than any other disease (including cancer), and because many people do not realize there is no genetic cause for 99 percent of Alzheimer¹s cases, they do not take the necessary steps to change lifestyle factors shown to significantly protect against the disease. In her debut book, board-certified neuropsychologist Dr. Michelle Braun inspires readers to make lasting improvements by understanding the truth about brain health and providing expert guidance through the maze of conflicting media advice on supplements, brain games, nutrition, and exercise. Braun interviews eight leading brain health experts, combining their insights with cutting-edge research to offer proven strategies to implement the five steps of the High-Octane Brain. Interactive exercises guide readers to develop a personalized program for optimal brain health. Dr. Braun provides a tracking system with a visual depiction of progress, and shows the High-Octane Brain plan in action through the lives of clients. Packed with valuable tips that you can implement immediately to minimize common “brain blips,” exercises to boost your memory within minutes, and inspiring insights from nine High-Octane Brain role models ages 44 to 103, this groundbreaking book will finally put the future of your brain in your control.

Gary B. Kaplan, MD

Director, Mental Health Service
VA Boston Healthcare System

Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
Boston University School of Medicine

Lecturer on Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

“An extraordinary psychologist and healthcare leader”

“Dr. Michelle Braun is an extraordinary psychologist and healthcare leader who I had the pleasure to work with in her roles at the VA Boston Healthcare System. She is a talented and well-trained neuropsychologist who had a large and positive impact on our patients. Dr. Braun is an extremely thoughtful and articulate individual with an extraordinary ability to effectively communicate with individuals and groups. She is an extremely compassionate, mature and likeable person who was well appreciated by patients and staff. Because of her many skills and abilities to solve significant healthcare challenges in a complex system, she was quickly advanced to a leadership role in our healthcare system. I believe that her focus on empowering individuals to enhance memory and brain health will be invaluable to clients in many settings.”

Highlights from Michelle’s “High-Octane Brain” blog at Psychology Today

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