The increase of Age Related Mental Decline, Dementia, Alzheimer's, and other diseases of the nervous system such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's and depression is frightening.
Patrick Holford, nutritionist and founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition says that by 2030 it is projected that twenty per cent of the population over sixty five will suffer from Alzheimer's.
Additionally, drug companies claim that memory loss is becoming an epidemic. The problem is becoming so common they've developed over 140 different drugs that are supposed to improve memory. That makes them the 10th largest class of drugs being researched according to The Economist.
In spite of these facts, many people seem totally unwilling to realize that taking care of their brain's health should be a top priority.
Nursing home insurance is on the rise, but one of the biggest reasons people need nursing home care is that their body is still fairly healthy, but their brain is not. They are suffering from age related mental decline, dementia, or full blown Alzheimer's.
When you add to these people the others who are suffering from diseases of the nervous system such as Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease, Myesthenia Gravis, and depression, you begin to realize that brain health challenges are becoming a major problem in our country.
If you don't know anyone who is suffering from these problems, or has suffered from them, you can indeed consider yourself blessed.
My first exposure to brain health issues was probably an uncle who suffered from Multiple Sclerosis. He ended up in a nursing home before I reached adulthood, and died when I was still in early middle age.
Most diseases of the nervous system, as well as age related mental decline, are considered incurable by the medical establishment.
So anyone given a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer's, or any similar health challenge is usually given very little, or no, hope from their doctor. They may be given drugs to alleviate the symptoms as long as possible, but none of them work to address the underlying problem, or restore the nervous system's health.
This frequently results in giving up, and a faster mental and physical decline. As I've grown older, I've known others who've suffered to varying degrees from similar problems.
Much of what motivated me to write about this subject was family friends who have struggles with declining brain health.
I had hoped that my research would be of help to them, but unfortunately, that has not been the case...
By the time I had researched enough to make an informed decision about what was most likely to help, my friends were unable to remember or accept they had a problem that needed resolving. That has been the deepest sorrow I've had to deal with in the recent past.
However, I know there's a reason I've studied and researched brain health. It is to be of help to others who are still able to understand they need help.
In addition, I hope to provide answers for those who are unwilling to simply accept the slow deterioration of their loved ones who are dealing with age related mental decline.
In the past, this health challenge was considered irreversible, and the further decline and death of those afflicted inevitable, apart from a miracle.
However, recent research has discovered neurons can rejuvenate! Researchers have discovered there are specific supplements and nutrients that will enable the nervous system and brain to regenerate in many instances. So if those nutrients are supplied, recovery from dementia, or Alzheimer's is a possibility.
In the past three years, the Life Extension Foundation has written seven or eight articles in its magazines about different nutrients that will protect or improve brain health for those who are facing challenges.
For more information visit them at LifeExtension.com, or click on their ad in the upper left hand corner of this page, to learn about Cognitex one of their combination brain health products.
Although I don't profess to provide an exhaustive list of these nutrients, I have written eleven pages in the past month about those I considered the most promising.
Please click on the following link to learn about the specific brain health supplements that will enable you to avoid, or reverse, age related mental decline.
Then check out the combination products advertised on this page. Any one of them might well be enough to stop age related mental decline in its tracks, and return the mental sharpness you once enjoyed.
If you have a loved one who is struggling with this problem, don't let them ignore it. They will thank you when they regain the mental capacity to do so!