Your Healthy Brain is a presentation of The Healthy Brain Program© which was an innovative approach to addressing brain care and the need for a long and healthy life, first presented to mental health professionals and then to the public, starting in 2000.
The concepts were presented at many psychiatric conferences both in Canada and the USA, in a 10-lecture interactive workshop format to colleagues and to the public. They have gained popularity and some Community Mental Health Teams have adopted The Healthy Brain Program© as a platform for delivering brain care. After about 350 presentations, many colleagues and participants urged the publication of a book format. The first edition appeared in 2008.
This book, Your Healthy Brain, is organized along the same lines as the lecture series, following the same
headings, in two parts.
The Eight Pillars of Brain Health and Longevity:
3. Physical Fitness
4. Mental Activity
6. Stress Management
8. Treatment Disease (risk factors for dementia).
About the Author:
Stephen Kiraly is a clinical psychiatrist with special interests in aging, stress hormones and brain health. He is a Consultant Geriatric Psychiatrist with Vancouver Coastal Health and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. He is an ardent educator in the community. He started the first Healthy Brain Program seminars in 2000 and is the author of the new book, Your Healthy Brain.