At Copeman Healthcare we pay special attention to your brain health. The baseline cognitive assessment is usually the starting point for any further consultations and is recommended for all clients who wish to be vigilant about their cognitive health.
As a parent, you do everything you can to keep your kids healthy. But are you doing everything to maximize their brain health?
This study, published in 2012 in Alzheimer’s & Dementia, The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, set out to determine if changes in psychological measurements can improve the ability to diagnose mild cognitive impairment in older adults.
As we continue to learn more about its intricate operation with every passing day, we now know enough to dispel some of the most enduring myths. Here are three you may have heard:
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.
Whether you’re training for a competition or involved with recreational sports, you can expect to see a decrease in exercise performance if you are selling yourself short on sleep.
Sleep is an essential part of daily life for people of all ages. For children, sleep helps them grow, combat illness, and recover from action-filled days of new experiences. Well rested children are better able to cope with daily tasks and regulate their emotions.
Prolonged stress also increases the risk of developing age-related cognitive disorders including Mild Cognitive Impairment, Vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Prolonged stress increases the risk of developing age-related cognitive decline including Mild Cognitive Impairment, Vascular dementia and even Alzheimer’s disease.
Professional brain health programs such as those available at Copeman Healthcare monitor for early signs of cognitive decline and develop prevention and treatment programs needed to protect your brain over the long haul.
Just as there are some “super foods” so too are there activities that could be considered “super exercises” that keep the heart pumping and the brain working.
The essence of children’s programming is to provide parents and parents-to-be with helpful guidance to ensure that their children have the best chance of developing a physical, cognitive and psychological foundation
For true wellness we must consider the brain as a separate and very special organ – an organ that is assessed and enhanced in unique ways that fall outside the realm of primary care.
As we age it’s particularly important to build resilience in brain function and exercise is one of the best ways to do it.
Minding the needs of the caregiver when cognitive decline becomes a family affair
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Although Alzheimer’s disease remains an incurable illness there is now hope for prevention and protection.
To protect against heart disease, certain cancers, and help boost immunity – veggies and fruits provide antioxidants – substances that protect cells from damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals.
All human beings thrive on direction, challenge, structure, and purpose. And this is true for the length of our lifespans up to and most certainly beyond age 65.
This study by Dr. Grant Iverson, Dr. James Holdnack and Dr. Brian Brooks, published in 2012 in Alzheimer’s & Dementia, The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, set out to determine if changes in psychological measurements can improve the ability to diagnose mild cognitive impairment in older adults. Context There are no accepted standard definitions or […]
This study and subsequent article, completed by Boaz Y. Saffer, Dr. Shawnda Lanting, Dr. Michael Koehle and Dr. Grant Iverson, will appear in the Journal of Psychiatry Research. Context Having brief, standardized, reliable, and valid questionnaires that assess cognitive impairment is important for both psychiatric and general medical practice. To date, few questionnaires have successfully met these […]