The number of treatments formulated each year has increased dramatically over the last 10 years due to technological advancements within the biomedical field. However, formulation and development does not necessarily equate to launch on the market, as many treatments are deemed ineffective, inferior to those already on the market, or unsafe. Therefore, all treatments produced by pharmaceuticals must undergo rigorous testing before being launched on the market. It would of course be premature and dangerous to immediately commence the testing of a new treatment in human subjects. As such, scientists take to studying the effects in models, which can include
There seems to be a common notion that the natural aging process is part and parcel with cognitive decline. As though we are boarding a train of cognitive decline and there is no escape, a rather grim outlook. The thing is, aging doesn’t equate to a loss in mental faculties, in fact many of these faculties peak at various points.
Your Brain on Aging:
As we age our brain will
Of course there are many modifiable factors that can accelerate or slow down these processes, such as diet, sleep, trauma, and toxic exposure.
In order to support a healthy aging brain its best to keep it simple:
- Eat Healthy: Omega-3 fatty acids have long been considered essential for brain development and function, and you may consider ketogenic diets.
- Get regular exercise
- Stay socially active
- Reduce stress
- Do crosswords and other mind challenging games like chess
- Learn a new language