Your brain is your body’s most complex organ and its function powers your life. What you eat, how you sleep, how much you exercise, how well you manage stress are all critically important to your brain health. Maintaining cognitive function as we age – processing information, making sound judgment and keeping clear perspective – is the key to achieving a more active and productive life as we grow older.
“The brain thrives on novel learning,” says Brain Health Coach Dr. Kristen Willeumier. “In order to slow down brain aging, you want to continually expose it to new stimuli. Passivity can lead to atrophy – it pays dividends to keep the mind active.”
Dementia is a general term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with the decline in mental ability, enough to impact daily life. Memory loss and, Alzheimer’s disease are among the most well-known known manifestations of dementia. However, dementia is often referred to as “senility,” reflecting a widespread but incorrect belief that serious mental decline is a normal part of aging. In fact, the continued health of the brain can be effectively addressed through healthful rest, special brain exercises, and social interaction – all among the many areas MyBrainHealthCoaches.com will share as we help guide you towards your brain’s long-term health.
There is wisdom that comes with age. Focusing on brain health protects that wisdom, and allows you to build upon it each day. As we age, it’s natural for our brains to change – but adhering to a cognitive health regimen will help assure the brain continues its central mission through the entirety of your life.