How to Keep Your Brain Healthy

UPDATED: May 22, 2023
PUBLISHED: October 27, 2017
brain empowerment

“You are not stuck with the brain you have. You can make it better and I can prove it.” Dr. Daniel Amen tells the SUCCESS Live Long Beach crowd that it starts with modeling a brain-healthy life. He says everyone—regardless of age—should be on an Alzheimer’s prevention program and that to strengthen your memory or get it back, you have to prevent or treat the 11 major risk factors that steal your mind:

  1. Blood Flow
  2. Retirement & Aging
  3. Inflammation
  4. Genetics
  5. Head Trauma
  6. Toxins
  7. Mental Health
  8. Immunity/Infections
  9. Neurohormone Deficiencies
  10. Diabesity
  11. Sleep

What are you modeling in your life? Are you modeling health, or are you modeling illness?


“Your brain’s history is not your destiny. You can change your brain and change your life.” —Dr. Daniel Amen

Related: The Brain Warrior’s Way

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Running time: 28:01

Filmed September 2017 at SUCCESS Live in Long Beach

Daniel G Amen

Daniel G. Amen, MD, is a double board-certified psychiatrist, professor and 10-time New York Times best-selling author. He is one of the world’s foremost experts on using brain-imaging tools to help optimize and treat his patients. Amen Clinics have one of the highest published success rates for patients. His research was listed as one of the “Top 100 Stories in Science for 2015” by Discover magazine. He has written and hosted 11 highly popular shows about the brain for public television.