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I was diagnosis at 31 with nonspecific generalized brain atrophy but at 25 diagnosis with MCI, mild aspergers. Cause for concern? been evaled w/ memory loss by psyc

I was diagnosis at 31 with nonspecific generalized brain atrophy but at 25 diagnosis with MCI, mild aspergers. Cause for concern? been evaled w/ memory loss by psyc

Concern: There is cause for great concern with these findings and the best qualified specialists to treat and follow you would be both a neurologist and a psychiatrist to ensure that you receive the best treatment. ...Read more

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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more

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What does the term "scatter brained" mean?

What does the term "scatter brained" mean?

Generally...: ...It means someone is unfocused or disorganized. However, this is not a medical term, and the meaning is not precise. ...Read more

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Living with a Brain Tumor (Checklist)

Watch for seizures
Once
Perform gait exercises
Weekly
Follow up with neurosurgeon
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My brain is the most important organ to me. People tend to forget about it but what are some ways to improve my mental health for the better?

My brain is the most important organ to me. People tend to forget about it but what are some ways to improve my mental health for the better?

Balanced living: To improve general mental health, i recommend balanced living that includes a nutritious diet (to extent possible, try to avoid processed foods), 80 to 100 ounces of water each day, regular exercise, spending time with compatible friends, pursuing your dreams, regular meditation, keeping a diary, avoiding drug and alcohol abuse, and reading the four agreements and other inspiring books. ...Read more

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How to exercise our brain?

How to exercise our brain?

Mental and physical: While i agree with the previous answer, it has also been shown that physical activity can help maintain cognitive function. "dozens of studies now show that aerobic exercise can increase the size of critical brain structures and improve cognition in children and older adults. " for more info - http://drmarkgalland.Com/physical-activity-really-does-enhance-cognition/. ...Read more

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Living with a Brain Tumor (Checklist)

Maintain good sleep habits to avoid seizures
Daily
Be careful to take medications on time and at the proper dosage
Daily
Maintain good nutrition and avoid hunger
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I can't curve my appetite. Im a food addict. I eat just to eat. I don't have a shut off switch in my brain. I can't take it anymore. What can I do! ?

I can't curve my appetite. Im a food addict. I eat just to eat. I don't have a shut off switch in my brain. I can't take it anymore. What can I do! ?

Food Addiction: You may want to consider an addiction program that specializes in food addiction, while you are working with the bariatric specialist. You may not need surgery if you can find the emotional and or physical causes for the addiction, and get these treated. If you behavior is addictive this may be the answer you are looking for. ...Read more

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Can tai chi help to rehabilitate the aging brain and keep your brain young?

Can tai chi help to rehabilitate the aging brain and keep your brain young?

It can indeed: As with most physical exercise, tai chi can be very good for keeping both the body and brain active and, as a result, young. The attention to detail in learning the specific details of the movements is very good for brain and body and is a very low impact form of exercise. Although at its heart it is an extremely effective form of martial combat, tai chi is very useful for relaxation and meditation. ...Read more

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Living with a Brain Tumor (Checklist)

Eat a balanced diet
once
Tell doctor about neurological changes
once
Get EEG if you have lapses
once
Follow doctors advise
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Why do we get "brain freezes" when we eat cold things too quickly? What is the underlying definition of a brain freeze?

Why do we get "brain freezes" when we eat cold things too quickly?  What is the underlying definition of a brain freeze?

Brain freezes: When you eat or drink something cold, the cold thing touches the roof of your mouth, which causes the blood vessels to constrict in an attempt to prevent loss of body temperature. As the coldness fades, the blood vessels dilate, quickly increasing blow flow to the brain. This sudden increase of blood flow in the brain causes intense headache as you describe. Eat cold things slowly! ...Read more

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