The brain is the body’s master computer. Although it operates like a computer when it comes to processing information, our brain doesn’t have a “reset” button when it begins to break down.
For the first time in human history, we are living longer than ever before and the rate of growth of the older population is unprecedented! By 2050 it is projected that there will be over 4 million people over 100 years old.
Living long is great if you are healthy in mind and body, however, aging can take its toll on both producing physical and mental decline. Many people expect some health issues as you age but you may have more control over the aging process that you realize. The choices that you make today can determine the quality of health tomorrow.
Keeping the brain healthy is a great place to start making healthy choices because the brain is the body’s master computer. Although it operates like a computer when it comes to processing information, our brain doesn’t have a “reset” button when it begins to break down.
As the population ages, the chances of having a degenerative brain disease such as Dementia of Alzheimer’s will increase. Currently, over 5 million people in the USA have Alzheimer’s disease and those numbers are expected to increase to over 13 million in the next 30 years or so. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of Dementia, however, Dementia can be caused by other diseases and conditions.
Dementia is a decline in memory, language, problem-solving and other cognitive skills that affects a person’s ability to perform everyday activities
What can you do to prevent dementia, Alzheimer’s or mental decline?
These are all simple, general ways to help boost your brain and keep it healthy. Personalized medicine can help you to identify what is best for you. To start, know your nutritional and hormone levels- then you can begin to replenish as needed to optimize your brain function.
How to keep your brain healthy as you age- Dr. Lambert T. Parker