Ladies, you don’t want to believe it could be dementia. But you KNOW something’s wrong.
You’ve TOLD your doctor about the frightening gaps in your memory. You’ve described the fog that never quite seems to lift. And you’ve admitted your concern that it could be getting worse.
Maybe you’ve even BEGGED for help stopping this terrifying slide.
Well, I’ve got good news. There IS something you can do to help put the brakes on the decline. Steps you can take to help protect against dementia.
I’ll tell you EXACTLY what that is in a moment. Because odds are, you won’t get this brain-saving info from any mainstream doctor or specialist you see.
And it’s not even their fault. They’re absolutely powerless here. And new research reveals why.
Doctors have a tool that could help millions of women avoid the pain and indignity of cognitive decline and dementia by giving them a chance to act early to stop it.
But they’re using it all wrong.
Dementia testing’s fatal flaw
A cognitive decline diagnosis – or worse, dementia – always comes as a shock. Learning that your brain isn’t working as it should anymore is devastating.
“How did it happen?” you wonder. “And how did it happen so FAST?”
But the new study reveals what you might’ve suspected all along. The decline didn’t actually happen “so fast.” It crept forward slowly over time. But your doctor just missed it entirely.
Even if you asked for testing and got it, the chances are he shrugged afterward and said you’ve got nothing to worry about, there are no signs of decline or dementia. Because the new study exposes a massive flaw in one of the primary tests mainstream doctors use.
It’s biased against women.
And I don’t mean in some “politically correct” way, either. I’m talking about in an actual scientific and medical way. Because the baseline test results used to determine what’s “normal” are based on the COMBINED results of men and women.
In reality, women do measurably better than men on verbal scores at every stage (sorry, guys – it’s true). And that messes up the results.
Here’s a hypothetical: Let’s say women have an average of a 90 on a verbal test, and guys have an average of 80. Put them together, and the combined average is 85.
That means if a woman takes the test and gets an 85, it looks “normal,” even though she actually dropped by five points. In other words, she could very well be in the early stages of cognitive problems or dementia, but the test reveals nothing.
SPOT cognitive decline and REVERSE it fast
The new study finds that at least 10 percent of cases of cognitive impairment in women are MISSED because of this one gaping flaw. (And likewise, some guys with normal scores get told they’re in impairment when they’re not).
That means any woman concerned about cognitive impairment or dementia should take two actions.
First, if you take a test, don’t just ask for your results… ask for your gender-specific results (and guys, this goes for you too). This one extra step could help save you a world of grief.
And second, if you’re suffering from an impairment, quick action at the earliest stages can help stop it from getting worse or even, in some cases, reverse it. Start with a B complex, which could help protect against decline and dementia, as well as a high-quality omega-3 supplement.
Lycopene, carotenoids, and vitamin D can also help protect and enhance brain function as you get older.
And consider seeking out the help of an integrative health doctor. He can combine the best of mainstream and alternative medicine to design a personalized brain-saving plan for you.