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When your brain is healthy, it has the blood flow required for peak performance. A healthy brain is essential for living a long and full life. When your brain is healthy, you’re better able to pay attention, solve problems, communicate, and much more.
Poor brain health is more serious than you think
- Failing brain health is a public health epidemic.
- The brain begins showing signs of cognitive decline as a person enters their 20s.
- 3 out of 5 Americans will develop a brain disease in their lifetime.
- By 2030, the total cost of Alzheimer’s, dementia, and stroke is expected to exceed $1 Trillion.
Brain health matters no matter your age. The choices you make today can help you have a healthier brain tomorrow.
Life expectancy is increasing in the United States, which experts believe will likely be associated with an increase in the prevalence of cognitive impairment and dementia. An aging population with multiple factors that do not support a healthy brain will produce an increased number of people with dementia.