Employee Dementia Hits One in Ten Firms
This article highlights how this is just the tip of the iceberg. We really don’t know the true number of employees affected as most diagnoses are only made when symptoms are very obvious.
Yet through the Cantab cognitive tests developed by Cambridge Cognition and now offered in the workplace, we can help identify problems many years earlier giving everyone the chance to take control of the situation before it takes control of them.
In a recent survey by GE Healthcare, three out of four people said they would want to know if they were at risk of neurological disease. I would be one of them and will be taking a Cantab cognitive test on a regular basis.
I totally accept that some if not all of my cognitive abilities will start to decline as I get older. But I want to have an early warning system in place that tells me if that decline is beyond what I should expect for my age, gender and educational level – how I compare to normative data.
Our cognitive health impacts every aspect of our life including what work we do and for how long. Measuring and managing it is one of the best things we can do to look after ourselves and our futures.
Please get in touch if you would like to know more.