Brain Cognitive Heath
- Forgetfulness is frustrating. That feeling that you entered a room for a specific purpose that now eludes you gnaws at your sense of self-control. Instead of wracking your brain to remember, you can take simple steps to improve your memory.
- Indecisiveness and a lack of concentration can lead to the end of your executive career. Take our brain/mind assessment to determine the extent of your impairment. Protect your brain cognitive health with a visit to ReBalance clinic.
- Are you afraid that you may be in the early stages of Alzheimer’s? It’s a terrible, debilitating disease. Don’t put off treatment. Early detection can at least minimize the extent of your symptoms. Schedule an evaluation and tests today
Symptoms of Poor Cognitive Health
Symptoms of cognitive problems are sometimes noticeable, but other times, they can be much more subtle. Signs that something isn’t exactly right may seem mild at first, enough that you and your loved ones can try to ignore them. You’re best served, however, if you don’t ignore them. Some of the common symptoms that may signal that you’re suffering from cognitive impairment include:
- Increasing forgetfulness
- Confusion or a sense of being in a brain fog
- Inability to concentrate
- Indecisiveness and impaired judgement
- Loss of motor coordination
Your Overall Health Depends on Your Cognitive Abilities
An important part of good health is having a clear brain — in other words, being able to use your brain power as it’s supposed to function. Cognitive health is the ability to think clearly, remember and learn. As you age, your brain undergoes some changes, but memory loss, lack of concentration and other forms of failing brain function don’t have to be inevitable. The team at ReBalance wants to help you reach your goal of overall health and wellness, which includes your mental function and cognitive health. We can teach you the steps to keep your brain cognitive health at its best.
Causes of Cognitive Problems
Sometimes, cognitive problems are related to different medical conditions. Some examples include:
- Auto-immune diseases, such as lupus or arthritis
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Brain trauma
Symptoms such as brain fog, memory loss or lack of concentration aren’t always caused by medical disorders. Symptoms of cognitive difficulties may be an indication of poor diet, lack of physical activity or poor sleep. They may also be a side effect of various medications.
Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia
Some cognitive problems, particular conditions like dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, are related to the aging process. Warning signs of these conditions should spur you to act, as early detection can lead to better treatment options. Warning signs include:
- Forgetfulness that disrupts your daily life, especially an inability to remember recent information
- Difficulty solving problems
- Inability to complete familiar tasks, or having unusual difficulty doing them
- Losing things frequently
- Getting lost and being unable to retrace your steps
- Mood or personality changes
- Withdrawal from other people
Recognizing and Diagnosing Cognitive Impairment
If you’re having cognitive problems, the sooner you consult with a doctor to find out the cause, the sooner you can recognize what changes you can make to halt the progression. There may be other treatments that can help, too. Some tests your doctor may recommend to diagnose the cause of your cognitive problems include:
- Blood tests
- MRI or CT scan
- Neurological exam
- Mental status testing to check for memory loss
Treatment of Cognitive Challenges
Mild cognitive problems may respond to lifestyle changes, such as choosing healthier foods and exercising on a regular basis. Participating in socially or mentally stimulating activities may help slow the decline of thinking skills. Treatment for more serious cognitive problems depends on the cause. Dementia, Alzheimer’s or brain trauma require expert medical care. Treatment options may include medication, occupational therapy and practicing memory and thinking skills
Be as Mentally Strong as You Can Be
When you join the ReBalance 360 program, our specialists work with you to improve your mental and cognitive capabilities. We believe in helping you do whatever you can to heal or improve any cognitive challenges that you may be living with.