Dec 7, 2020
Today, the average life expectancy in the U.S. is 78 years. It’s a remarkable achievement in light of the fact that the average life expectancy during the 18th and 19th centuries was less than 50 years old. Innovations in medical treatment, food production, and hygiene standards have all played a key role.
However, the celebration of a longer average life span has been met with a sobering reality about the quality of those later years. There is a general acceptance that most of us will experience memory loss as a natural part of the aging process. Memory loss seems to start around the age of 55 years old, and it’s a subtle condition that most of us will barely notice. Memory Loss can be the precursor to various forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease.
Currently, there is no effective medical treatment for memory loss. But there is a body of published research about how certain lifestyle choices will promote general good health and restrict memory loss. Today’s discussion is about the causes of memory loss and what you can do to prevent the onset or slow its progression.