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Doctor insights on: Observing Physical Social And Cognitive Development In Preschool Children

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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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What is the definition or description of: Delayed cognitive development?

What is the definition or description of: Delayed cognitive development?

Decreased cognition: In pediatrics, we follow infants-toddlers for delayed milestones and one of those is the cognition being within normal limits. If not walking and talking at the appropriate time, i.e. 18 months, this is delayed and hearing and other evaluations may be done. If adults acquire cognition delays, i.e. memory, brain function, dementia or other issue should be ruled out. ...Read more

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6 month-old sleeps max. Of 7 hrs/night, & takes no naps (literally, none) during day. Is this sufficient sleep for healthy cognitive development?

6 month-old sleeps max. Of 7 hrs/night, & takes no naps (literally, none) during day. Is this sufficient sleep for healthy cognitive development?

Half as much...: 7 hours of sleep is about half as much in a day as one would expect for a 6 month old. I would look into the environment (? overstimulation) and help encourage some more rest time. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can the environment of traditional neonatal intensive care units (nicus) influence preterm babies cognitive, and social development?

Can you tell me how can the environment of traditional neonatal intensive care units (nicus) influence preterm babies cognitive, and social development?

NICUs and developmen: The noisy and painful experiences in nicus of the past appeared to affect babies development. Added to that, the lack of parental contact has been shown to be detrimental. Modern, progressive nicus encourage parents to participate in their baby's care or provide surrogates (cuddlers). They cluster care to minimize interruption of babies' natural cycles. They decrease noise and other stimuli. ...Read more

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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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What are the signs on either A physical or cognitive examination To be able to tell there is a dramatic significant loss of neurons and brain cells?

What are the signs on either A physical or cognitive examination To be able to tell there is a dramatic significant loss of neurons and brain cells?

Drs & psychologists: Train for many years to learn how to detect changes in cognitive abilities. Often they draw their conclusions from psychological evaluations or by comparing a person over time. It is impossible in 400 characters to explain the training and guidelines which lead to their noting a dramatic change in brain functioning. Sadly, if some1has given that diagnosis 2someone U love, talk 2 them 2 find out why ...Read more

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Is it possible to end up cognitive problems as a result of deep brain stimulation?

Is it possible to end up cognitive problems as a result of deep brain stimulation?

Yes, but it is rare: It is possible to have cognitive side effects from dbs surgery. Some of this could come from a stroke or bleed (both of which are rare). There have been cases, particularly in parkinson disease when leads were implanted in the subthalamic nucleus, where patients have had psychosis. Fortunately these types of side effects are usually quite rare. ...Read more

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Are my reduced cognitive & memory function & personality/behavioral changes a result of the brain surgery I had due to cerebral trauma?

Are my reduced cognitive & memory function & personality/behavioral changes a result of the brain surgery I had due to cerebral trauma?

Discuss w/ provider: We can not begin to know what your changes are or anything about the surgery or even the trauma. The best people to answer your concerns - who owe a clear full explanation to you - are the physicians who worked on you. They'll be able to direct you toward the best follow-up treatment services too. I hope you have as close to full recovery as possible. Best! ...Read more

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Physical strengh, muscle wasting and cognitive problems after acute respiratory distress synodrome?

Physical strengh, muscle wasting and cognitive problems after acute respiratory distress synodrome?

Possible GBS: Your symptoms are suggestive of guillian-barre syndrome. You need to see a doctor for this immediately. ...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