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Carved in Sand - When Attention Fails and Memory Fades in Midlife

Cathryn Jakobson Ramin

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Acclaimed journalist Cathryn Jakobson Ramin takes readers on a lively journey to explain what happens to memory and attention in middle age. Anyone older than forty knows that forgetfulness can be unnerving, frustrating, and sometimes terrifying. With compassion and humor, Jakobson Ramin sets out to discover what midlife forgetfulness is all about-from the perspectives of physiology, psychology, and sociology. Relentless in her search for answers to questions about her own unreliable memory, she explores the factors that determine how well-or poorly-one's brain will age. She consults experts in the fields of sleep, stress, traumatic brain injury, hormones, genetics, and dementia, as well as specialists in nutrition, cognitive psychology, and the burgeoning field of drug-based cognitive enhancement. The landscape of the midlife brain is not what you might think, and to understand its strengths and weaknesses turns out to be the best way to cope. A groundbreaking work that represents the best of narrative nonfiction, this is a timely, highly readable, and much-needed book for anyone whose memory is not what it used to be.

Language:

English

Length:

11h


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:43


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:21


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:37


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:43


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:18


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:38


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:11


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:38


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:42


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:41


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

10:58


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:13


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:47


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

10:47


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:58


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:59


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:11


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:36


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

12:32


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:09


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:09


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

11:24


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

12:01


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

12:57


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:54


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:40


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:33


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:03


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

09:39


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

10:26


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:32


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:56


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

10:04


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:11


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:12


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

10:22


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:52


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:47


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

10:58


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

01:18


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

00:52