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Why is daily physical activity important for cognitive health?

Why is daily physical activity important for cognitive health?

Likely blood flow.: Daily physical activity helps the blood flow better. This means blood flows to the brain better, and makes it work better, unless there are complications, like brain diseases. It also relieves tension, and helps sleep since it makes a person tired after activity. This, and a balanced diet, and enough sleep can make a person feel invigorated and very alert. ...Read more

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During what blood levels does lead start to cause cognitive impairment in adults?

During what blood levels does lead start to cause cognitive impairment in adults?

A-hi10ug/dl, C-5ug/dl: Elevated lead in the body can be detected by the presence of changes in blood cells visible with a microscope and dense lines in the bones of children on X-ray, main tool for dx. Is the blood lead level. When blood lead levels are recorded, the results indicate lead is circulating within the blood stream, not the amt. Being stored in the body.[2] Elevated lead in the body can be detected by the presence of changes in blood cells visible with a microscope and dense lines in the bones of children seen on X-ray, but the main tool for diagnosis is measurement of the blood lead level. When blood lead levels are recorded, the results indicate how much lead is circulating within the blood stream, not the amount being stored in the body.[2] There are two units for reporting blood lead level, either micrograms per deciliter (µg/dl), or micrograms per 100 grams (µg/100 g) of whole blood, which are numerically equivalent. The Centers for Disease Control (US) has set the standard elevated blood lead level for adults to be 10 (µg/dl) of the whole blood. For children the number is set much lower at 5 (µg/dl) of blood as of 2012[3] down from a previous 10 (µg/dl).[4] Children are especially prone to the health effects of lead and, as a result, blood lead levels must be set lower and closely monitored if contamination is possible.[2] The major treatments are removal of the source of lead and chelation therapy (administration of agents that bind lead so it can be excreted). ...Read more

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Concussion 5 days ago. Rested & avoided cognitive activity since injury. Need to return to work, but get headaches after 40 minutes reading/computing?

Concussion 5 days ago. Rested & avoided cognitive activity since injury. Need to return to work, but get headaches after 40 minutes reading/computing?

Don't overdo it: Concussion injuries recover in variable time frames. You probably need just some more rest time. Understanding how long it takes to develop symptoms is helpful, as you should anticipate but not push the time to headaches and take breaks frequently. You will hear that you should avoid this type of activity; however, if you can tolerate periods of time without symptoms, you are not inducing harm. ...Read more

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I take risperidone. It has cognitive sideffects due to anticholinergic activity. What can I do to treat it? Will Alpha GPC, choline or lecithin help?

I take risperidone. It has cognitive sideffects due to anticholinergic activity. What can I do to treat it? Will Alpha GPC, choline or lecithin help?

Dose of Risperdone: Important. See more anticholinergic side effects at doses greater than 1 mg. Parkinsonism above mg. Concomitant use of Ginko may worsen situation. Ginko has not shown to improve long term cogntive issues. One study in China with concomitant use of Risperdal has been completed but results are unavailable at this time. Another study looking at use of Risperdal with Ginko in autism showed no benefit. ...Read more

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What does cognitive development mean?

What does cognitive development mean?

Intelligence: Related to growth and differentiation of the brain around mental tasks, intelligence, problem solving, etc. ...Read more

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How can I get cognitive disorders diagnosis?

How can I get cognitive disorders diagnosis?

Medical neuropsych: Important to get both competent medical or neurological workup to rule out medical or treatable disease and neuropsychological testing which is often more sensitive to early detenction of cognitive difficulties. Early detection allows for better treatment choices of underlying causes or even in some cases medications to slow down progression. As always good assessment begets good treatment. ...Read more

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Personalization cognitive disorder test online?

Personalization cognitive disorder test online?

Online cognitive: Gosh, never heard of such a combination? Cognitive test makes sense, but be wary of online tests. In most states psychological testing must be done by a licensed psychologist, and this provides legal confidentiality. For general discussion see http://cpancf. Com/articles_files/internetpsychotherapyethics. Asp. ...Read more

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What are some causes for changes in cognitive status?

What are some causes for changes in cognitive status?

Numerous causes: There are numerous possible causes for changes in cognitive status. A few are: medications, head trauma, sleep apnea, lack of sleep, illegal drug use, stroke, alzheimer's disease, kidney disease, liver disease, brain tumor. The list goes on and on. If you think you are having a problem with cognitive function you need to speak to your doctor about this so that they can diagnose your situation. ...Read more

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How hard is it raising child with cognitive disability?

How hard is it raising child with cognitive disability?

Depends: It depends on the type and severity of the disability. A thorough assessment and prompt intervention, accompanied by parent skill training optimizes the outcome. ...Read more

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Is there any correlation between strawberries and cognitive processes?

Is there any correlation between strawberries and cognitive processes?

Occasionally...: If tired or hungry, a snack of strawberries can help one perk up and finish homework, paperwork, or computer work. If a third-grader is procrastinating about his math, an offer of strawberries can get his brain motivated. Of course, it only works if used once in a while. ...Read more

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Why do so many young people score low on the Montreal Cognitive assesment?

Why do so many young people score low on the Montreal Cognitive assesment?

'Cogs' In A Wheel: Have you ever sat for a test thinking either your future life depended on it-or-you didn't give a ____? Were you good at test-taking? Could you focus your thoughts longer than a scene in 'Ren and Stimpy? 'Were you raised with a golden slide rule in your mouth or holes in your shoes? Were you raised to study or to raise Hell? Anyways, Bottom line is if you're smart & disciplined you have 1/2 a chance. ...Read more

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What are some reasons somebody would fail a cognitive test (like the moca)?

Depends: not familiar with moca test but the significance depends on the age and medical history of the person being tested. Failing a test can be temporary problem such as depression, anxiety and intoxication. ...Read more

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What is the difference between mild, moderate and severe cognitive impariment?

What is the difference between mild, moderate and severe cognitive impariment?

Deficit continuum: Cognitive impairment is assessed by various neurological and neuropsychological tests. Such impairment can be described in scores or other test values, which are sometimes also categorized as "mild, moderate, or severe." such general descriptions of impairment, of course, over-simplify the actual functioning or presentation of the individual. They do help when a quick abbreviation is needed. ...Read more

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What do I do if I still want to work and my (older) husband has cognitive decline?

What do I do if I still want to work and my (older) husband has cognitive decline?

Dementia: First, he should have a medical workup to determine the cause of the decline. For patients with dementia, there are many geriatric day programs (essentially adult day care) available or you could consider the possibility of a sitter. Less palatable options are assisted living or nursing facilities. A good source of information can be your local alzheimers association. ...Read more

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What is cognitive therapy?

What is cognitive therapy?

A Therapeutic Method: Cognitive therapy (ct) is a type of psychotherapy that could be classified under the broader rubric of cognitive-behavioral therapies. Ct or cbt involves the therapist and the patient working together to revise problematic thinking patterns that lead to emotional and behavioral problems. This is essential because one's beliefs affect one's view of self and one's prospects for future happiness, etc. ...Read more

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What is cognitive analytical therapy?

What is cognitive analytical therapy?

CAT: Cognitive analytic therapy was developed in the uk. It is a time limited treatment to identify interpersonal difficulties & looks at how thoughts, emotions and experience lead to particular emotional problems. ...Read more

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What is cognitive behavioural therapy?

What is cognitive behavioural therapy?

Rx for depression...: ...And anxiety. Very broadly speaking, it is group of psychotherapies that does not care whether or not, or how a person's psychological problems are related to their unconscious conflicts. Instead, this group of treatments tries to interrupt the sequence of conscious thoughts, feelings and behaviors to alleviate mental symptoms. Particularly effective for depressive and anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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The cognitive symptoms of stroke?

The cognitive symptoms of stroke?

Cognition and stroke: Depends on where the stroke is. Small and more diffuse strokes may not have any other neurologic symptoms except memory loss or change in executive function (insight, judgement, more complex problem solving). ...Read more

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How to improve my cognitive functions?

How to improve my cognitive functions?

Optimal health...: Is good for your brain too! There are a number of healthy habits that can help you improve cognitive function. 1) regular Physical Activity 2) Openness to new challenging experiences 3) Curiosity and Creativity 4) maintain social connections 5) Mindfulness Meditation 6) Brain-Training Games 7) Get Enough Sleep 8) Reduce Chronic Stress. Have fun implementing these into your life! ...Read more