Memory loss sure can be a sneaky little sucker. Acclaimed journalist Cathryn Jakobson Ramin discovered this humbling truth almost overnight as midlife mental lapses had her forgetting names, appointments and passwords. Luckily, she also discovered there’s something you can do about it. In Carved in Sand, Jakobson Ramin offers herself up as a guinea pig for the latest drugs, dietary supplements, biofeedback, lifestyle changes and other therapies reported to boost memory and enhance cognitive function. Combining expert interviews, hard science and a sense of humor, Jakobson Ramin’s memoir explores the causes of midlife memory loss and shares practical advice for staying mentally young.