We are living longer than ever in this day and age. The average life span is calculated to be 78.74 years. Scientists have proven that cognitive decline, which feels like memory loss to most people, shows up in healthy, educated adults beginning at 60 years of age. What is most interesting is that studies are now beginning to show that even though the effects of cognitive decline begin to manifest at age 60, aging in related decline actually begins in a person’s earlier years, their 20’s and 30’s. The study shows that healthy, educated adults’ mental sharpness is greatest between the ages of 22 and 27 years. The next group, which demonstrated a significant decline in thinking skills was between 27 – 42 years.
How Does Cognitive Decline Affect Adults?
Cognition is another word for thinking. It refers to a person’s ability to use the essential mental processes involved in gaining knowledge and comprehension and putting that knowledge to use. These processes include thinking, knowing, remembering, judging, and problem-solving. These are higher-level functions of the brain and encompass language, imagination, perception, and planning. Without cognition we lose the ability to create, perform, interact, and live with the fullest quality of life. Cognitive decline can make it so that we are no longer able to work, travel, participate in groups and hobbies, and socialize to the level that we used to.
How Dr. Leigh Can Help with Memory Loss?
Most people are not aware that state-of-the-art technology is available to preserve cognitive skills and prevent them from declining. Living to 78 is great if you still have the mental capacity to enjoy your life. As the brain ages it becomes weaker in some or many areas. The weaker each area becomes and the poorer communication between areas happens the greater the cognitive decline a person will experience. When the brain areas are regulated and strengthened and communication tuned up, the brain is free to work better so you feel and perform better, longer.
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