"An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding." â€"Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
RESOURCE ON EXERCISING YOUR BRAIN
The October, 2002 issue of Work & Family Life (firstname.lastname@example.org),
recommends Keep Your Brain Young (Wiley, $24.95) by Guy McKhann and Marilyn Albert
for its insights on keeping our brain fit...
"The book is divided into three main parts. The first covers the everyday
concerns we have about how our brain works. It guides us through the changes we
can all expect as the brain matures. The authors talk about the brain in relation
to nutrition, sleep, depression, stress and alcohol, and they offer strategies
to remember names, numbers and facts.
"In a section on the brain and your body, they discuss pain, body functions,
protecting your senses, bouts of dizziness and how to keep your balance -- literally.
"The last part deals with preventing and treating serious problems of the
brain such as acute confusion and memory loss, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease
"Even here, the authors are encouraging and optimistic, citing current trends
in brain research. They write: 'By protecting your brain as well as using it, you
can move through your second half with awareness and composure."
For ideas on using recent brain research in the preschool setting, check out the
March, 1999 Beginnings Workshop, "Applying Brain Research," on sale