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Save Your Mind:
Seven Rules to Avoid Dementia
This practical and informative book says that you can avoid dementia and the loss of control that accompanies this brain disease by following the author’s seven specific rules to exercise the brain and body. From the winner of Canada’s most prestigious science award, The Canada Gairdner Awards this book also offers an authoritative and easy-to-understand explanation of how the brain works and what happens when dementia afflicts it. Author Dr. Antoine Hakim tells about some of the mind-blowing research that shows how elderly nuns maintained their cognitive abilities even though their brains displayed the physical signs of Alzheimer’s. He argues that you can build up a defensive system, a cognitive reserve, to protect your mind if you have a stroke. It’s even possible to reverse the early signs of dementia. Save Your Mind is an essential book for anyone who wants to take proactive steps to prevent dementia and the loss of mental control.
Dr. Hakim won the prestigious 2017 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award for outstanding research into stroke and its consequences and championing stroke prevention and treatment in Canada and beyond. The Gairdner’s are called the “baby nobels” because so many winners go on to also win the Nobel Prize.
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Dr. Hakim’s book shines a light on the critical importance of brain health: what we put in our heads helps protect us from both stroke and dementia. The book emphasizes the brain’s constant need for good blood supply, and describes how vascular risk factors such as high blood pressure can be managed through long-term regular physical activity, healthy eating, good sleep habits, avoiding loneliness and exercising the brain by learning new activities. This book raises awareness around the risk of dementia and provides essential and practical information for anyone who wishes to reduce the risk for this awful condition.
Dr. Patrice Lindsay
Heart & Stroke Foundation
Dementia is a huge problem, and this impressive book can help each one of us reduce our risk for it.
Dr. Yves Joanette
World Dementia Council
This is a clear, concise, and beautifully written book that is essential reading for all adults, young and old, who want to have healthy brains in their later years. This book explains, in terms that will be understood by all, why we get demented, and provides a simple and accessible way to prevent this. A must-read that could potentially change the way we age.
Jeanne Teitelbaum, MD FRCP
Program Director for Neurocritical Care
Montreal Neurological Institute
When approaching middle or old age, who of us has not been afraid of the possibility of developing dementia? In a well-researched book, Dr. Hakim outlines seven practical measures each of us can take to prevent, or at least postpone, this unpleasant disease.
François Mai, MD, FRCPC, FRCP(Ed).
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Queen’s University
Author of Diagnosing Genius: The Life and Death of Beethoven
With advice that is actionable, in language that is sharp, Dr. Hakim shows, explains and sensitizes. As he uncovers the human dimensions of the disease and what can be done, he enables us to care better for ourselves, and others
This book is a gift, an invitation to the human spirit, a call to our formidable capacity to engage in combat, and change course. Armed with love, determination, empathy, and the very memories that are under attack, everyone can take steps today so the future doesn't take away the present, then the past. This book is for everyone who owns a brain.
La Francophonie and Governor General of Canada (2005-2010)
Dr. Hakim will be giving a number of keynote speeches over the next few months. These speaking engagements are closed to the public.
Sep 28, 2017 – Ottawa, Department of Geriatrics
Oct 19, 2017 – Montreal (in French), Université de Quebec a Montreal (UQAM), Department of Geriatrics
Oct 20, 2017 – Quebec city (in French), Université Laval, Department of Geriatrics
Oct 24, 2017 – Ottawa, Parliament Hill (Part of the Gairdner awards)
Oct 24, 2017 – Ottawa, University of Ottawa (Part of the Gairdner awards)
Oct 25, 2017 – Toronto, Grand Rounds (Part of the Gairdner awards)
Oct 26, 2017 – Toronto (Part of the Gairdner awards)
Nov 2, 2017 – Winnipeg, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
Jan 24, 2018 – Los Angeles, American Heart Association
Feb 13, 2018 – Montreal (in English), McGill University
Apr 20, 2018 – Ottawa, YMCA, Friday Luncheon Discussion Club (FLDC)
2017 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award
Dr. Hakim won the prestigious 2017 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award for outstanding research into stroke and its consequences and championing stroke prevention and treatment in Canada and beyond.
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