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Doctor insights on: Cognitive Imparement

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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