Seniors can tell when cognitive decline is setting in

There's no single test for dementia -- but that hasn't stopped the "experts" from charging an arm and a leg to tell you whether or not you have the condition.

And the dirty secret of gerontology is that these "experts" are wrong nearly as often as they're right. (It's true! Read all about it here.)

So put your wallet away, because I'm going to save you some time and money today. The best person for detecting the onset of cognitive decline and dementia isn't a doctor, and it's not some pricey specialist.

It's YOU.

You know when you're slipping better than anyone else -- and a new study confirms it. Researchers scanned the brains of 131 seniors, including a set of seniors worried that they might be starting to slip, but who had no outward signs of the condition.

Turns out they had a good reason to be worried: The scans revealed higher levels of beta-amyloid, a protein linked to dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Now, it's easy to go nuts over this and think you're literally losing your mind with every little brain fart, burp and hiccup.

Don't.

There's a difference between the normal slips that come with age and real decline -- a difference you'll know if you ever experience it.

Some of the big signs to watch for include being confused by easy tasks, having trouble understanding a book or TV show and getting lost in familiar places.

But even if you experience some of those warning signs... even if you KNOW your memory is starting to slip... even if you're SURE cognitive decline is starting to set in, don't panic.

First, many cases of memory loss and even cognitive decline don't lead to dementia.

And second, there's an easy way to slow, stop and reverse dementia when it does strike -- and it's an ordinary blend of B vitamins.

This stuff is so effective and so powerful that drug companies are looking for a way to jack up the price and sell it as a prescription medication.

But you don't have to wait, and you don't have to pay big bucks -- because you can get this blend right now on the cheap at any corner pharmacy.

I had the groundbreaking science -- including the exact doses used in research -- in the September 2012 edition of my Douglass Report newsletter. Sign up today, and you'll get full access to that and all my other back issues online.