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How Does Memory Impairment Affect Verbal Language
How does memory impairment affect the ability of an elder dementia patient to use verbal language?
Not great: The verbal langauage declines as the dementia progresses. Any new verbal and non-verbal language will not process into the brain for learning purpose and carrying out function. So stick with the simple and familiar verbal langauage for now. There is an interested concept of conservation for dementia individuals called "landmark" or "elderspeak". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does memory impairment affect the ability of an individual with dementia to use verbal language?
Many ways: Comprehension of verbal language requires that the left temporal language areas are intact. Declarative memory that is not autobiographical or emotional charged requires an intact left temporal lobe (hippocampus and related structures. Language output requires intact left frontal lobe structures. Some memory systems are heavily invested in frontal lone circuitry. I could go on with more space ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Learning: We learn by what we see, what we hear, what we touch and what touches us. To a lesser extent, we learn by what we taste and smell. It is vital to check vision and hearing in a child with developmental delays. Likewise, it's important to know if a child can explore objects by touch. If there are deficits in any of these, alternative methods of teaching can help a child learn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Boosts other senses: The brain pays more attention to hearing, smell, touch, etc. When deprived of sight. These senses do not actually improve; when tested objectively blind people don't "hear better", but the brain can certainly pay much closer attention to the information. It would be very hard to read braille were this not the case. ...Read more
Do antipsychotics affect cognitive functions like memory processing speed word recollection executive functions? What's the best?
Cognitive effects: The newer antipsychotics (second-generation antipsychotics) theoretically are supposed to assist with improving cognitive impairments in various mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. However, it is possible that a slowing of processes can occur with such medications. Efficacy and tolerability depend on the medication, side effect profile, and patient response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Indirectly, yes: Visual loss in and of itself will not cause a loss of cognitive function. However, it may worsen the situation in people with dementia, as it impairs orientation and general functioning. So, a person with dementia and severe cataract may see an improvement in functioning if the vision is improved. ...Read more
Depends on amount: Caffeine is a stimulant. Small amounts can improve alertness and motor function. High doses can cause tremors and excessive movements. Different people have different reactions. Usual coffee contains 120mg per cup. A large starbucks can have 320mg. A large cola has 80mg but energy drinks can have 250mg. Be careful how much you are taking. ...Read more
It depends: This looks like a research question! it depends on the type of trauma you're asking about. Physical trauma, brain injury, exposure to traumatic events, etc. Will have different effects on people. And, a person's coping resources and individual interpretation of the event will significantly influence the outcome. There are a lot of factors to consider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Subtle question: In mania, people subjectively feel their performance is superior when actually it is not--it becomes degraded by distractability and flighty thinking. Yet underlying cognitive capacity remains intact. Mild mania (hypomania) provide boosts of energy that multiply the effect of intelligence even though, once again, the underlying capacity remains unchanged. Untreated bipolar reduces net performance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CVA disability: Some strokes affect the speech areas of the brain, causing inability to express speech, find appropriate words, or understand the words of others. Obviously, any profession requiring efficient communication may be too overwhelming for such stroke victims. Speech therapy does help and the drug Ritalin (methylphenidate) may facilitate rehab. ...Read more
Theory: This is a multi-neurotransmitter deficiency disease, and destroys the ability of nerve-nerve intercommunication and loss of ability to learn new facts and tasks, and progressive loss of prior abilities. This is primarily due to soluble amyloid toxicity and cellular damage associated with neurofibrillary tangles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Marriage: Everyone who is married, regardless of station in life, wishes for a loving marriage. When we fail or go through difficult times it can affect our spirits, lower our mood as our emotions connect to our brain chemistry and we start to feel low and in some cases slow intellectually. Depression and low mood can have dramatic affects on all aspects of our lives. Remember how great falling in love felt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It Depends: This is a difficult question.It depends upon what the difficulties are.Some may be serious and permanant impairments for the future. Some may be remediated with help and some may resolve with maturity.They are not all hopeless.For example a child with poor coordination may not be the best athlete but otherwise be perfectly normal in every other respect.If you wish, you can message me with detail. ...Read more
It shouldn't.: In a otherwise healthy individual, age should not greatly affect memory. Benign forgetfulness of aging does affect some and is typified by "where did i leave my car keys", "why did i walk into this room" and "i really should remember their name" type problems, but does not typically result in any debility. More serious dementia problems are often noted more by family members than the patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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