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.
As the average life expectancy has increased to the record high of 78.8 years, dementia and Alzheimer’s is also rising at record rates. The Alzheimer’s Association is expecting the number of people with Alzheimer’s or other age related dementia to triple by 2050 to over 13.8 million people diagnosed.
Cognitive decline starts in the 30’s, is gradual and the subtle changes are often not picked up until significant cognitive parameters have decreased. However, getting a brain “check-up” has been shown to be effective when symptoms are addressed early.