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Brain Fitness Conversations: Live Q&A with Book Authors

AARP recently released a list of Top 5 Best Books for Brain Fitness. is honored to have published one of those Top 5 books and to present this Live Q&A Series where over a hundred participants asked questions to authors of those best books. Participants submitted written questions, moderators selected the most important and relevant questions, and book authors wrote their answers for everyone to read. Below you can access the Full Transcripts of those engaging conversations.

Tuesday November 1st, 2011

Title: The Memory Bible: An Innovative Strategy for Keeping Your Brain Young, by Gary Small (Hyperion, 2003).

Description: Aging baby boomers are becoming acutely aware of their own memory lapses. Is each case incipient Alzheimer’s or just a benign “senior moment”? …In The Memory Bible, neuroscientist Small has compiled an amusing and informative array of self-tests, puzzles, quizzes, and other techniques to enhance memory performance. He also draws upon current scientific advancements in memory and recommends brain-saving lifestyle changes. Learn More and Order Book Here.

—> Full Transcript is Available Here. Chat about memory, memory techniques and brain-healthy lifestyles with Dr. Small, Director of UCLA’s Memory Clinic and Center on Aging.

Moderators: Harry Moody, AARP; Alvaro Fernandez, SharpBrains.

Tuesday November 15th, 2011

Title: The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: 18 Interviews with Scientists, Practical Advice, and Product Reviews, to Keep Your Brain Sharp, by Alvaro Fernandez and Elkhonon Goldberg. (SharpBrains Inc., 2009).

Description: The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness is an invaluable resource to navigate growing brain research and identify the lifestyle factors and products that contribute to brain fitness. By gathering eighteen of the top scientists and offering insight and detailed descriptions of over twenty products, this text is an essential guide to the field of neuroplasticity and cognitive health. While most of us have heard the phrase “use it or lose it,” very few understand what “it” means, or how to properly “use it” in order to maintain brain function and fitness. The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness is designed to fill this gap. Learn More and Order Book Here.

—> Full Transcript is Available Here. Chat about how to navigate the growing maze of brain fitness products, services and claims with Mr. Fernandez, CEO of

Moderator: Harry Moody, AARP.

Tuesday November 22nd, 2011

Title: Save Your Brain: The 5 Things You Must Do To Keep Your Mind Young and Sharp, by Paul Nussbaum. (McGraw-Hill, 2010).

Description: Beginning with a diagnostic quiz to help you determine your overall brain health, and ending with meal plans and recipes for a brain boosting diet, Save Your Brain is an easy-to-follow comprehensive guide to getting the brain in the best shape possible, and keeping it there-for life! Alzheimers and Dementia are on the rise but clinical neuropsychologist David Nussbaum presents a comprehensive 5-part program for keeping brains operating at their best and fighting off these debilitating diseases. Learn More and Order Book Here.

—> Full Transcript is Available Here. Chat about a holistic approach to brain health with Dr. Nussbaum, a clinical neuropsychologist.

Moderator: Alvaro Fernandez, SharpBrains.

Please note: The views of guest speakers are the speakers’ alone and do not represent the views of AARP or SharpBrains, nor do they constitute medical advice. AARP selected its Brain Fitness Best Books list, and SharpBrains is hosting this series, as an informational public service.

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