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Cognitive Activities For Preschoolers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
'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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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