Age is more than a number. It is uniquely individual, taking into account experiences, lifestyle habits and environmental factors.
Diet and exercise can impact the aging process. In addition, medicine has made great strides in preventative screenings and tests that promote ideal aging and predict health span - how long you will live disease-free - and life expectancy. However, these tests are not part of a standard physical exam or executive physical and require time and visits to multiple medical specialists. What if you could do more to improve your health?
Wake Forest Baptist Health has opened a two-day, all-inclusive Healthy Aging and Brain Wellness Clinic that assesses your overall health to create a personalized plan for your future. The clinic focuses on you and how you can age optimally and with awareness of the trajectory of your aging process.
Our prevention-based approach uses the latest clinical and research practices - many of which have been discovered by leading aging researchers and clinicians at the J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging in Winston-Salem, NC - to evaluate personal markers of cognitive, functional, cardiometabolic and social function that directly impact aging. Your visit concludes with a review of your health findings, personal goal setting and a detailed care plan.
Regular counseling via phone and video conference calls following the assessment ensures continued access to care and strategies to best augment your long-term health.
What to Expect
While some of these tests are routine, others are selected specifically to assess changes related to older adults. Our team will collect samples for a comprehensive laboratory evaluation and the following evaluations: