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How to prevent brain decay, according to science

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Era of Preventive Neurology: A Brain Health Revolution #

The American Academy of Neurology is spearheading a brain health revolution, aiming to make brain health a priority for all Americans by 2050. The vision is for regular “well-brain” checkups to be covered by insurance as preventive care, starting from before a child is conceived. These checkups would prioritize early prevention of diseases that impact the brain, such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. The goal is to optimize brain health throughout a person’s life, even when living with a brain disorder. The article also mentions a state-of-the-art brain examination that measures genetic, behavioral, and lifestyle risks for cognitive decline. The examination includes blood tests that can detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease.