Cognitive decline includes having difficulty with things like memory, language, judgement and thinking more than what is expected at the present age. We have tools to help you or your loved one slow this decline and improve their daily life.
Do you feel your memory has slowly been worsening? Are you struggling to complete your usual day to day tasks? Has your motor coordination gotten worse? Do you find yourself being more clumsy or falling more often? Is it harder for you to communicate ideas or start getting words out?
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Having an accurate, meaningful assessment can be reassuring and give a better understanding on how to move forward with treatment. Neuropsych evaluations can be helpful to see what areas were affected and how severely they were affected, whether it’s memory, attention, executive functioning, language or others. We will use multiple, specialized tests that will give you insight into your symptoms, written out clearly for you in your assessment report. The report will also include clear next steps to start you on your treatment path.
Neurofeedback is an all-natural approach that makes lasting changes at the source: your brain’s imbalanced brainwaves. Through neurofeedback you can target one modality to target and improve, such as executive functioning or memory. Neurofeedback can help improve memory, increase attention, and help with judgement. All of these will generalize to improve your day to day.
What is working memory? Working memory is part of our short-term memory. How well can we hold information in our memory in the middle of another activity? On average, we are able to hold 7 items (plus or minus 2 times) in our working memory. Cogmed is an “evidence-based intervention for improved working memory.” Improving our working memory “generalizes” to our behavior: our attention, ability to stay focused and ignore distractions, learn will improve.
Near infrared light therapy utilizes near infrared light to stimulate a biological response at the cellular level. ATP is our body’s main source of energy and this form of light therapy is known to increase cellular respiration thereby increasing ATP biosynthesis. Research has showed this has several possible implications including increasing the amount of neurotransmitters (like serotonin and dopamine), decreasing inflammation, and it is believed to facilitate neurogenesis and/or neuroplasticity.
Once we get older, it often becomes more difficult for us to get exercise. Cyclic Variations in Adaptive Conditioning (CVAC) is a whole body adaptive conditioning program where there are dynamic changes in pressure, eliciting adaptive responses from our bodies. With CVAC, we are able to exercise and recover at the same time. Our bodies respond to CVAC like moderate to high intensity exercise. However, it signals to our nervous system to go into recovery mode. It signals to the parasympathetic system to go into “rest and digest” mode. This stimulates lymphatic flow, CSF movement, sends blood to liver instead of legs and arms with mechanical exercise.