As you get older, you’ll begin to notice changes in how you think and remember things. It could be where you left the magazine. It could be forgetting the name of a neighbor. These changes are not necessarily symptoms of dementia. Rather, they’re signs indicating that you’re growing older.
Old age has an impact on brain health. WHO defines brain health as the state of brain functioning across cognitive, sensory, social-emotional, behavioral, and motor domains, allowing a person to realize their full potential over the course of their life, irrespective of the presence or absence of disorders. In other words, brain health has to do with how well a person’s brain works.
Changes that occur in the brain can be associated with aging. At other times, these changes can occur as a result of excessive use of substances, mood disorders, brain injuries, Alzheimer’s disease, etc.