Nutrition, neurogenesis and the ageing brain
On 22nd November, Jon Day and Sophie Miquel gave a keynote presentation entitled ‘Nutrition, neurogenesis and the ageing brain’ at Food Matters Live.
Aging presents a global grand-challenge:
- Between 2015 and 2030 the number of people aged 60 years or over is predicted to grow by 56% from 901 million to 1.4 billion
- All nations will need to spend more on healthcare to treat and manage dementia and other age-related cognitive-diseases
- By 2050, increases in the ageing population will present significant economic and social challenges, and the burden for healthcare systems will become enormous
- The current cost of dementia alone is $818 billion worldwide. By 2030, it is expected to reach $2 trillion.
Find out how nutrition influences the ageing brain in the video below.