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Doctor insights on: Physical And Cognitive Development In Young Adulthood

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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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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 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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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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At a young age of 22 years old, what could be the cause for memory loss and decreased cognitive functioning?

At a young age of 22 years old, what could be the cause for memory loss and decreased cognitive functioning?

Several things: Drugs or alcohol abuse, depression, sleep disorder would be most common at age 22. There could also be an organic brain problem but that is less common. See your doctor for testing and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I do psychology and when I tested a number of young people using the MOCA cognitive assessment they failed? Do they have dementia?

I do psychology and when I tested a number of young people using the MOCA cognitive assessment they failed? Do they have dementia?

Neuropsychologist : Dementia is a very serious diagnosis and should NOT be based on the findings of one single test. The MOCA has only been validated for mild cognitive impairment, not full dementia. The patient needs a full evaluation administered by a neuropsychologist who specializes in geriatric issues. A comprehensive battery of tests will be administered to indicate a much more comprehensive clinical picture. ...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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