Here’s Why Declining Cognition is a Red Flag for Aging… Please Keep Reading

We live our daily lives aging quietly. Accepting the “usual” way to age with our mind slowly declining can create fear and uncertainty.  Watching our family members and friends being affected by cognitive changes is unsettling as we wonder if that will be us someday.   

It can feel like you’re… losing control of your own life, and uncertain about what to do.

And if you’re anything like most of the people in our community, your intention is to stay healthy in  every facet of life.

I’m here to tell you that by believing the common and usual beliefs around aging, dismal results are the commonplace.  

By embracing the truths of your body's abilities and challenging these common myths, you can break through and thrive. 

What Most People Don’t Know About Declining Cognition With Aging

About 50 million people worldwide have dementia, and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year.  Alzheimers is the most common form of dementia and may contribute to 60-70% of cases.  

Dementia affects each person in a different way. Even with cognition studies and papers about it… there is no answer for dementia.

It’s usually seen as the worst possible diagnosis for many clients and their families.

In traditional medical models, there is nothing to do but take some prescription medications and wait until it gets worse.

A small number of Dr’s are learning how to treat and support the brain's health.

So if you’re still struggling to figure out more about your cognitive impairments, and how to support yourself this is the most important thing you’ll read.

Here’s How Declining Cognition Is Making You Feel Older Than You Are

Based on your quiz results, you’re showing signs and symptoms of cognitive decline right now, here’s a breakdown of why it’s likely behind how you’re feeling right now.

Here’s what’s happening in your body…

There’s no denying that the mind and body are aging, we can’t escape it. Structural and functional changes within the brain correlate with age related cognitive changes.  Alterations in neuronal structure, loss of synapses and dysfunction of neuronal networks that send signals between neurons to think and communicate become faulty.  

Levels of hormones and neurotransmitters decline affecting our thinking and behavior.

As we age our brains shrink in volume, particularly in the frontal cortex. Our learning and complex mental activities are commonly negatively affected.

In central brain regions, communication between the nerve cells called neurons can be reduced.

Blood flow typically decreases.

Inflammation which commonly  accelerates with aging, is detrimental to the communication within the brain to create thoughts and express ourselves.

Our genetics influence how the brain ages. Many people have genetic predispositions to cognitive problems that can exacerbate brain function.  

Our education and experiences also play a role in how the brain is aging. The more reading and understanding and experiences the brain has seen equates into a greater sense of long term functioning.  

Age related diseases accelerate the rate of neuronal dysfunction, loss and cognitive decline.  

All these changes in the brain affect mental and cognitive function to a small or large degree depending upon how many issues the brain has to compensate for.

The bad news is: your declining cognition is contributing to your rapid aging.

The good news is: There is something you can do about it. 


How To Stop The Aging Process

Recent advances in science have created ways to take a closer look at DNA, to see how lifestyle, environment, and diet all change how genes express. This change in gene expression from outside influences is called Epigenetics. When you use epigenetic markers to measure how well your body is aging, you're looking at your Biological Age.

When you decrease your Biological Age by 7 years, you also cut your risk of developing chronic age-related diseases in half.


How Does It Work?

Genes control every part of your body - from how well a cell is healing, to how proteins should fold, and how much fat your body should store. 


While your DNA has a list of all the genes you have, Epigenetics change which genes are ON or OFF.


One type of gene-changing marker, called DNA Methylation, lets scientists check what genes your body is actually using, and how those complex patterns are changing your body.
Aging isn't just about vanity - its about how well your cells are functioning.


Are they youthful and quick to heal? Or are they starting to slow down?


Your methylation's reactiveness to your lifestyle means that you can change how you're aging in a measurable way, by deliberately choosing what kind of life you're leading. You can make impactful, long-term changes to your body’s health - all the way down to your DNA.

You can track those changes with one easy metric.

60% of your epigenetic profile is CHANGEABLE

DNA Methylation reacts to everyday choices like nutrition, diet, exercise, along with a host of other lifestyle influences.


TrueAge is Currently The Most Accurate Biological Age Test in the world.

With a small blood sample, the TruAge Biological Age test checks around 900,000 areas of DNA Methylation. 


Using the latest research and data, we compare your unique Methylation patterns against the database of which genes are connected to aging. This comprehensive analysis is called:

Your Biological Age



TAKE THE NEXT STEP

Once your biological age has been determined, you'll get an in-depth report that will help you understand what habits and behaviors can help further reduce your biological age and slow your rate of aging!

You can't manage what you can't measure - and TruAge gives you the power to measure your aging. With that tool you can then manage your aging, and see what interventions are and aren't working.

I'm here to help you live healthier and longer by giving you the knowledge needed to slow aging and increase healthspan.