Why Screen Your Brain?
Most adults understand the importance of regular medical checkups and want to be sure their hearts and lungs are functioning at their best. So, why do so many people balk at testing to be sure their thought processes and brain function are unimpaired by dementia?
In order to take advantage of the best treatment options, early diagnosis is the key to treating and even delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and other forms of cognitive impairment. The most common age range for the onset of dementia is 65-70 years, with the chances of developing AD or other dementias increasing with age.
AD develops slowly, and it is possible to delay the onset of the disease for several years through preventive measures and consistent monitoring. Of people with signs of mild cognitive impairment (that is, in only one cognitive domain) 7 percent to 8 percent per year convert to Alzheimer’s. Unfortunately, 60 percent of people with early signs of AD are not diagnosed until they are past the early stages, when treatment options are best.
The quick, easy, affordable COGselftest has been shown to be 95% accurate in screening for cognitive impairment in six areas. This test makes it possible to monitor your cognitive health and identify potential problems as early as possible.