Alzheimer’s is expected to double by 2060, impacting more than 15 million Americans in the next 40 years. In the United States only, 6 million people currently suffer from cognitive impairment.
The increase in dementia is mainly due to a large aging population along with a growing life expectancy. There is currently no cure and that is another reason dementia is expected to only balloon in the coming years. Right now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranks dementia as the 6th largest cause of death in the United States and it might just only rank higher in future years.
Once symptoms occur, there isn’t a way to reverse it, but there are ways to mitigate the on-set of dementia. It is important to be aware of the symptoms and become educated about it.
Brain health is not as glamorized as physical health, but it is just as important for a long and healthy life. Since there is currently no cure, taking action when it comes to brain health is crucial and needs to be done on a consistent basis.
It isn’t talked about much, but doing things to help prevent dementia is the next step to finding a way to deal with the spread of dementia.
If you are looking for ways to help mitigate dementia, SMART Brain Aging can help!
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