As you age, it’s natural to experience some level of physical and brain health decline. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything to improve your cognitive health and reduce the impact of brain aging.
In fact, when it comes to healthy brain function, prevention is the best way of reducing the risks of cognitive decline. Fortunately, technology is on your side, with new – and highly effective – devices allowing us to clinically assess brain health in ways that are as easy to access as blood tests are to check for other diseases.
We’re talking about WAVi (Wavelet Acoustic Vector Encoding) brain scans. WAVi is a neuroimaging technology that performs a simplified EEG (electroencephalogram) using sound stimuli to measure your brain activity and assess cognitive function.
WAVi brain scans are the game-changer in preventative cognitive health, as they assess your brain’s current state and can be used regularly to monitor the impact of your lifestyle, wellness routine, and medications on your brain function.
Curious to learn how WAVi brain scans help improve your brain and overall health? Interested in detecting signs of cognitive decline? Wanting timely interventions before anything becomes a serious concern?
Keep reading to discover this new ally to your brain health. But before we dive deep into the WAVi brain scan, let’s first understand what cognitive decline is.
Cognitive Decline and Brain Health
At some point, cognitive decline is a natural part of growing old. It’s a reduction in your cognitive abilities over time, particularly in areas such as memory, attention, problem-solving, language, and other mental functions.
But while it’s a natural part of aging, it can vary from mild to more severe impairment, depending on lifestyle, genetics, and other factors. It can also be temporary or progressive. And depending on its severity, cognitive decline can significantly affect your quality of life and ability to perform everyday tasks.
For this reason, it’s essential to differentiate between regular, age-related cognitive changes and more significant concerns that require medical attention and intervention – and that’s where WAVi brain scans play their part.
Here are some common conditions that may trigger cognitive decline:
- Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) – a condition in which your cognitive abilities decline beyond what’s expected for your age group but are not severe enough to be diagnosed as dementia.
- Neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and dementia.
- Vascular conditions stemming from a stroke, heart attack, or hardening of your arteries.
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and concussions.
- Medical conditions like hypothyroidism, vitamin deficiencies, and infections.
- Medications and substance abuse.
If you’re experiencing cognitive decline, don’t wait until it affects your daily life to look for proper healthcare. A thorough evaluation of your brain health and appropriate management will limit any damage. And the earlier you get help, the better your chances of prevention.
Regular WAVi brain scans can help you track your brain health and take appropriate action in time.
This technology can efficiently determine your brain’s age, health, and cognitive functions. It’s a valuable addition to your ongoing wellness plan to keep your brain sharp for healthy longevity. Here’s how.
Exploring WAVi’s Brain Health Assessment
The WAVi brain scan is the future of neuroimaging. It’s well researched, and can help detect early signs of cognitive decline and indicate potential risks for neurological diseases before symptoms appear, allowing for preventative medical interventions and effective management.
And the best: it’s non-invasive, painless, and as easy as taking a standard cognitive test. It couldn’t be simpler to come in and have this scan! If you’d like to act now, contact us for an appointment. Otherwise read on for more detail.
How Does WAVi Brain Scan Work?
We have a FAQ here. But in brief, you’ll listen to some sound stimuli for 30 minutes while wearing a comfortable headset with sensors on the scalp to measure
- your brain’s electrical activity,
- performance, and
- response to these stimuli.
The program processes the collected data to create a brainwave profile according to your age group. You and your healthcare provider then review and discuss the valuable insights it provides into various aspects of your brain function. Perhaps attention, memory, and processing speed.
The best way to benefit from a brain health scan is by having one regularly as part of your wellness plan. Let’s look at those benefits.
Benefits of Regular Assessment with the WAVi Brain Health Scan:
Reducing the risk of neurological diseases often involves a combination of a healthy lifestyle, genetics, and ongoing medical research. In this context, a regular WAVi brain scan is a powerful resource for assessing your ongoing brain health.
WAVi scans establish a baseline of your cognitive function. Over time, regular scans can be used to compare your mental performance to their own baseline or a normative database. Significant deviations from the baseline or norms may signal cognitive decline.
Regular brain assessments help in the early detection of cognitive changes, allowing for timely intervention and management. Identifying cognitive decline at an early stage can enable us to recommend lifestyle modifications, medications, or other treatments to potentially slow progression or manage symptoms.
While lifestyle factors can influence your risk of developing cognitive conditions, genetics and age play significant roles. You may have a higher genetic predisposition to these diseases, making you more susceptible. Age is also a significant risk factor, as the prevalence of these neurological issues increases as you grow older.
The WAVi brain scan allows us to identify these predispositions and recommend proper treatment and lifestyle adjustments. These stop predispositions becoming severe neurological conditions.
WAVi scans can also be used to monitor the progress of cognitive conditions or the effectiveness of treatment strategies. This can be especially important in the management of conditions like Alzheimer’s disease or other neurodegenerative disorders.
Ready to Assess Your Brain Health with WAVi Brain Scans?
Your brain is your most precious asset, and taking care of it is a lifelong journey. At Nava Health, we understand the importance of assessing and enhancing brain health. A WAVi scan is therefore part of many of our progams, because a comprehensive approach can help you stay sharp, focused, and resilient into healthy old age.
Why not prioritize your brain’s health and join us in the pursuit of cognitive excellence at any age? Schedule an appointment today!
A Medical Director, and one of the first physicians to join the Nava Health & Vitality Center, Dr. Douglas Lord has made significant contributions to our Center and its founding principles. Dr. Lord has helped develop and implement the Nava Method™—Nava’s proprietary approach to total body wellness. He has also been instrumental in liaising with other expert practitioners to successfully implement Nava’s range of therapies, treatments, and products.