On Margaret Thatcher and DementiaFormer British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher passed away today, following a stroke. The 87-year-old “Iron Lady” had battled dementia for years. The daughter of a grocery store owner, Thatcher rose to become the first (and so far, only) female Prime Minister of Britain. Of course, shattering the glass ceiling was just one of her many groundbreaking accomplishments.

How is it possible that such a dynamic, powerful, intelligent, and cunning woman could succumb to dementia? Margaret Thatcher’s story reminds us that no matter how accomplished or smart we are, age-related dementia can affect any and all of us. In fact, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in three people over 65 will develop dementia.

Multiple studies have shown that you can take control of your future by doing brain training that helps prevent the onset of dementia. The ACTIVE study found that people who did Posit Science training reduced their risk of serious decline in health-related quality of life by 35%, and reduced the risk of decline in their abilities to perform instrumental tasks of daily living. A follow-up study showed that the benefits were maintained for at least five years. The IMPACT study showed that regular use of exercises in BrainHQ improves auditory memory by an average of 10+ years. And the IHAMS study demonstrated that people who did brain training had significant gains when compared with people who did crossword puzzles.

These are just a small number of proven results among the dozens of completed and in-progress studies on the effectiveness of BrainHQ brain training. No matter how well you are doing right now, don’t wait until it’s too late. Start training today!