Investing in cognitive health should be a priority throughout your life...
Memory loss isn’t an inevitable consequence of aging.1,2,3 While age can affect memory, particularly in the over 50’s,4 very few people realise they can do anything about it.2
A 2019 World Health Organisation (WHO) report concluded that age-related memory loss was not natural or inevitable consequence of ageing.1
The WHO report strongly recommended lifestyle changes such as stopping smoking, giving up alcohol and doing exercise.
The report also recommended cognitive training in older adults with normal cognition and mild cognitive impairment to reduce the risk of cognitive decline and/or dementia.
There is growing evidence to support cognitive & memory training as safe and affordable ways to maintain mental function in adults.6-19
The key to maintaining function is, neuroplasticity. The brain can adapt both structurally and functionally throughout life, from early childhood to later in life and even in those with neurodegenerative disorders.20,21,22
Changes in memory are preceded by neuronal loss long before symptoms become evident, 3,4,23 so implementing preventative strategies early on is of paramount importance.
In affect the more mentally active you are the greater the benefit. Being cognitive active increases the threshold from which you decline. This is achieved by providing alternate pathways through which memories can be formed and retrieved. This is often referred to as cognitive reserve/resilience.19,24-28
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