The WellMan Dementia Defense Screen
Well men have healthier long lives
We all have been given to believe that vigorous exercise is good for us, we buy into the booming fitness industry, and do our penance on the treadmills of Gymnasia.
For once, The Fat Controller happens to be more right than wrong. Although exercise can only modestly help in controlling weight gain (and attendant diseases and disorders), it is now increasingly evident that it does have a significant bit part to play in the conservation of cognition – brain function.
But, it is only a bit part.
There are a number of factors which can collectively precipitate the brain damage which causes dementia. At present, we have no direct control over our genetic inheritance, but we can hugely influence our vulnerability to the numerous modifiable risk factors in our day to day lives.
Some of these modifiable risk factors are probably obvious, others are not as easily recognisable, but can be identified through careful laboratory investigation.
Having identified personal modifiable risk factors at mid-life (age 45 to 65), it is estimated that, by taking appropriate action, 35% of dementia could be avoided, and a higher proportion significantly delayed.
The mid-life comprehensive WellMan Dementia Defence Screen is divided between two one hour consultations with one of our experienced doctors. A full medical history is taken, wide-ranging blood, urine and physiological investigations completed, and a thorough physical examination made. Modifiable risk factors having been identified, a relevant action plan can be discussed.
A report can be sent to your general practitioner, and, if you wish, the WellMan Clinic can help in any follow-up necessary.