The brain is an intricate system that delivers the electrical signals throughout your body to control all of the vital functions of the entire body. The brain also interprets the signals from your eyes, the vibrations from your ear drums, and the signals from your taste buds into sight, sound and taste!
The brain also controls your sleep, stores long and short-term memory, and processes decision making information in nanoseconds. Needless to say, keeping this vital information system healthy is critical to a long and healthy life!
However, many people suffer from cognitive disorders which can be debilitating, lead to depression, anxiety or impaired memory.
Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
Mild Cognitive Impairment is considered a thinking skill, limited to a specific set of problems, such as memory. Concentration, mental quickness, and attention are also signs of MCI. Mild Cognitive Impairment does not prevent someone from carrying out everyday tasks or engaging socially with friends and family.
However, for many people, this condition may lead to dementia or even Alzheimer’s disease.
In order to treat and reduce symptoms of MCI, neurotherapy, supplements, dietary changes, and other treatments are generally recommended by our physicians to help you get back many vital functions of the brain that cognitive impairment diminishes.
Forgetfulness is a common complaint among older adults. You start to talk about a movie you saw recently when you realize you can’t remember the title. You’re giving directions to your house when you suddenly blank on a familiar street name. You find yourself standing in the middle of the kitchen wondering what you went in there for.
Memory lapses can be frustrating, but most of the time they aren’t cause for concern. Age-related memory changes are not the same thing as dementia.
The brain is capable of producing new brain cells at any age, so significant memory loss is not an inevitable result of aging. But just as it is with muscle strength, you have to use it or lose it. Your lifestyle, health habits, and daily activities have a huge impact on the health of your brain. Whatever your age, there are many ways you can improve your cognitive skills, prevent memory loss, and protect your grey matter.
Brain Training (Neurotherapy)
If you suffer from memory loss, cognitive impairment, or even conditions such as ADHD, neurotherapy may be an important part of their treatment. Neurotherapy is also known as brain training. Neurotherapy can help train your brain to function at its peak performance.
First, we will measure important brain and heart functions which reveal the areas of the brain that are not performing optimally. Then, your doctor will tailor an brain training treatment regimen to target those areas. The treatment is simple and painless. Many patients even find it relaxing. The best part of brain training is the lack of drugs!
Brain Mapping is a safe and effective technology that allows doctors to measure specific brain functions and then provide a personalized care strategy for you.