Our research clearly shows that our brains typically become less and less active with age. As we age, the blood flow in our brain goes down and we become much more vulnerable to memory problems, brain fog, and depression. But not all older people's brains suffer this way: some people seem to have found a secret to anti-aging. What's the difference, and how can you ensure you'll age better as they have?
How Amen Clinics Can Help
Dr. Amen is no stranger to the subject of brain activity as it relates to age—he took his own research findings to heart. During his studies of SPECT imaging, he was curious about his own brain health, and decided to run scans on himself. What he found was that years of unhealthy habits—drinking diet soda, eating fast food, not getting enough sleep, not exercising—had caught up with his brain. He started a healthy brain program, lost weight, and reversed the damage done by years of brain mistreatment. And he wants to share this anti-aging therapy with everyone who wants to learn about it.
SPECT imaging (which stands for single-photon emission computerized tomography) is a special kind of photograph we take of the brain to help us better understand how it works and what is going on inside of it. SPECT can specifically help people age better by:
• Helping identify areas of low activity and blood flow in the brain
• Helping determine if treatment is working correctly
• Helping determine if there could be co-occurring conditions that need treatment
• Increasing treatment compliance by showing pictures of results
• Helping people gain a better understanding of their brain through visuals
Dr. Amen's own SPECT scans look healthier than they did 20 years ago. But he's not the only person who has benefited from a healthy brain program—there is no shortage of people who have seen dramatic results.