A new year means time for another physical or annual exam. Many people delay this appointment, thinking it is a waste of time, since they feel just "fine." Staying healthy, as we are all learning, is no longer a choice.
If we can target our adults with mild cognitive impairment -- forgetting phone numbers, where you put the keys, birthdays, anniversaries, and appointments -- we may have a real chance of preventing the slow decline into a world of dementia.
Moving forward, let's change American medicine. We can be better doctors and better patients. Together, we can change how medicine is practiced in this country and shift focus to living healthy naturally. Together, we can find hope.