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importance of cognitive brain health assessment

The importance of baseline cognitive assessments

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.

5 tips for brain-healthy kids

5 tips for brain-healthy kids

As a parent, you do everything you can to keep your kids healthy. But are you doing everything to maximize their brain health?

An evidence-based checklist to assess neuropsychological outcomes of epilepsy surgery: How good is the evidence?

Improving the methodology for identifying mild cognitive impairment in older adults

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.

Three common myths about your brain

Three common myths about your brain

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:

Study: PROMIS Applied Cognition-Abilities scales demonstrates robust statistical properties in first Canadian analysis

Study: PROMIS Applied Cognition-Abilities scales demonstrates robust statistical properties in first Canadian analysis

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.

brain fitness keep your memory sharp as you age

Brain fitness: keep your memory and cognition sharp as you age

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.

why you should be sleeping like an athlete

Why you should be sleeping like an athlete

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.

10 bedtime tips to get your child to sleep

10 bedtime tips to get your child to 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.

Stress strain on the brain can put health in peril

Stress strain on the brain can put health in peril

Prolonged stress also increases the risk of developing age-related cognitive disorders including Mild Cognitive Impairment, Vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

effects of stress on your brain

The effects of stress on your brain

Prolonged stress increases the risk of developing age-related cognitive decline including Mild Cognitive Impairment, Vascular dementia and even Alzheimer’s disease.

top seven ways to protect your brain

Top seven ways to protect your brain

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.

not all exercise is created equally

Not all exercise is created equally

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.

childrens health program offers best chance for disease prevention

Children’s Healthcare Program Offers Best Chance of Prevention

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

wellness begins with a healthy brain

Wellness begins with a healthy brain

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.

train your brain with exercise

Train your brain with exercise

As we age it’s particularly important to build resilience in brain function and exercise is one of the best ways to do it.

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Minding the needs of the caregiver when cognitive decline becomes a family affair

Minding the needs of the caregiver when cognitive decline becomes a family affair

is cognitive decline preventable

Is cognitive decline preventable? Four things you can do to protect your brain

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.

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The benefits of fruits and vegetables

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.

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Do you have a Retirement Plan—for your Brain?

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.

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Improving the methodology for identifying mild cognitive impairment in older adults

Improving the methodology for identifying mild cognitive impairment in older adults

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 […]

Study: PROMIS Applied Cognition-Abilities scales demonstrates robust statistical properties in first Canadian analysis

Study: PROMIS Applied Cognition-Abilities scales demonstrates robust statistical properties in first Canadian analysis

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 […]