Mainstream medicine tends to treat dementia as an unstoppable force. They view it as an avalanche of damage that overwhelms the brain.
And they’ve got ZIP to turn it around. Heck, even that expensive new (highly controversial) Alzheimer’s drug won’t offer much help.
Sure, the FDA swears it can clear away some of the “debris” in the brain that marks the disease. But all indications are, it may be far too little and far too late.
Your brain cells have already been “crushed” by that debris. And there’s often no coming back. And knowing that can leave you full of fear and feeling helpless.
But now, new research reveals a vital piece of the puzzle. It shows why drugs like that one so often fail, leaving patients robbed of hope and struggling with a more rapid decline.
More importantly, it also reveals the missing link – a way to get the treatment you need when it matters the most.
Your best shot at beating dementia: Strike early!
A key reason so many dementia drugs fail is that they’re given far too late.
In fact, some scientists have even gruesomely compared the markers of dementia damage in the brain, such as beta-amyloid and tau, to tombstones in a cemetery.
Clearing some of them out… as that new drug reportedly does… won’t bring back the dead.
The best hope we have is to strike early, especially with the natural therapies already proven to help slow cognitive decline. But the new study shows how most patients are never given the opportunity to act when it truly counts.
Their own doctors miss the first warning signs. And in most cases, it’s because they’re not even LOOKING for them.
More than 90 percent of patients with cognitive decline severe enough to be considered dementia are undiagnosed. Men have a higher risk of undiagnosed dementia than women, but the numbers all around are dismal – not to mention absolutely unacceptable.
The study also reveals the main reason for this. Cognitive screenings STILL aren’t part of annual physicals for seniors.
The squeaky wheel gets the cognitive screening
Incredibly, the only time docs will check your cognitive health is when you specifically complain about it. So here’s what I suggest: Complain about it.
Tell your doc you’re concerned about your overall cognitive health. You can be honest with him and tell him you “feel” normal but are worried enough about dementia to want to get tested anyway (and if you don’t feel normal, DEFINITELY have that conversation ASAP).
It’s not invasive or expensive. It doesn’t take long. And it won’t hurt.
There’s really no reason it’s NOT part of the annual physical at this point other than it takes a little time. And, of course, the big medical institutions and insurance companies that practically dictate our care these days hate anything that takes time.
But if you ask for that dementia screening, you’ll almost certainly get it. And should it detect any early warning signs, don’t panic. Act, instead.
Emerging evidence shows natural therapies, including high-dose B vitamins and curcumin, could help protect the aging brain. So will having good blood sugar control – whether you have diabetes or not.
That means ditching ultra-processed foods and other sources of empty carbs and added sugars. And consider switching to a Mediterranean or ketogenic diet.
For more on early dementia detection… as well as tips on taking early action… check out this free report.
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