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Determine the right TBI assessment to use

Determine the right TBI assessment to use

Most traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are mild in terms of their duration and lasting effects. However, they canstill, cause significant health complications, and may even lead to death if left untreated. It is imperative thata comprehensive and thorough assessment be...

Why baseline cognitive assessments are important for dementia treatment

Why baseline cognitive assessments are important for dementia treatment

As with many conditions, early recognition and diagnosis of dementia are key to managing symptoms and devising a treatment strategy. Understanding what to look for can encourage a person to receive the necessary cognitive testing for a proper diagnosis and receive the best treatment.

Brain training reduces accidents for elderly

Brain training reduces accidents for elderly

Between the years 2000 and 2010, the number of people in the United States who were 65 years of age or older increased by 15.1%, a rate of growth that exceeded that of the total population’s rate. In 2020, there will be 55 million Americans who are 65 and older. By 2030, there will be 70 million. Recent brain training study seems to reduce accidents in elderly people.

Eye Movement Analysis Can Provide Insight into AD and MCI

Eye Movement Analysis Can Provide Insight into AD and MCI

An accumulation of evidence indicates that patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) show subtle changes in cognition that traditional assessments may miss. Several factors complicate such a timely diagnosis. Symptoms such as transient memory loss may become more marked but also may reconcile of their own accord. Related, patients in the early stages of the disease often demonstrate few functional differences from those without the condition.

Depression and Dementia in Older Adults

Depression and Dementia in Older Adults

While depression and dementia certainly have distinguishable differences, both conditions can be challenging to clearly identify and treat in older adults. Patients can be understandably resistant to identify or accept the symptoms of these conditions, as both can carry life-altering side effects. It’s also difficult to come to terms with the overall effects of growing older.

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