Unlike the cells of almost every other organ which renew themselves in short periods of time, our neurons stay with us for our whole lives. However, we do not pay anywhere near the same amount of attention to their care. Bearing in mind that almost 40% of people will develop some type of serious cerebral illness if they don't do anything to avoid it, care of the brain is vital. As well as preventing neurological disorders, a well cared-for brain helps us to be happier. This book explains how we can care for our neurons, beyond solving crosswords and soduko, through exercising, eating well, socialising, management of our emotions, sleeping habits and developing a cognitive reserve.
Álvaro Bilbao is a Doctor in Pyschology and Clinical Neuropsychology. He trained at the Royal Hospital for Neurodisability in the UK and the John Hopkins Hospital in the US. He works with the WHO on projects connected with cognitive disabilities. Since the year 2001 he has been a part of the Spanish National Brain Damage Treatment Centre. Thanks to his work there, he was selected as a member of the expert committee of the Spanish Brain Damage Ferderation and Madrid's Interaction Institute. He won the 2010 Premio Caser for excellence in attention to people with disabilities. http://alvarobilbaoneuropsicologo.blogspot.com.es/