This study examined if computerized cognitive testing is as effective in assessing people with mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBIs) as traditional assessments.
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This study set out to determine the effectiveness of the CNS Vital Signs (CNS-VS) in measuring cognitive function in patients with mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) compared to more traditional forms of measurement.
Last year, Dr. Shawnda Lanting completed her two year fellowship with Copeman Healthcare Centre. As part of her fellowship, she had been researching how to streamline testing for mental illness and cognitive impairment.
Copeman Healthcare provides first Canadian analysis for National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s PROMIS Applied Cognition-Abilities scales questionnaire – a brief, standardized, reliable, and valid questionnaire that assesses cognitive impairment and is important for both psychiatric and general medical practice.
To optimize your memory and thinking skills as you age, it’s important to exercise both your body and your brain. Studies suggest that engaging in mentally stimulating leisure activities during middle and late adulthood helps your brain build cognitive reserve, which acts as a buffer against the wear and tear of aging.
Research supports careful management of hypertension for brain health. It is also helpful to monitor psychological health and treat symptoms of depression.