Memory & Dementia, Cognitive Check-ups
Yes, we all forget where we placed our keys sometimes and have moments of “what was I about to say?” but when you have problems with cognition affecting your daily life, you need help. Come to The Family Psychology Place for an assessment. We can guide you to a series of healthy steps so you can keep living life in the best possible way.
We can provide you or a loved one with a cognitive check-up. Testing assesses your ability to think, remember, judge, and use your native language as well as learn new things. You might be asked to remember a small list of words or draw a clock to tell the time. If we find a problem, we will let you know how getting the proper help can improve your circumstances. Though your abilities may not improve and might worsen over time, we can help you engage with your life in the best way possible. We can teach you to live with a smile.
Memory loss affecting your daily routine can be a sign of early dementia. What is dementia? A disorder affecting your brain that includes memory loss, difficulty thinking, problem-solving issues, and language malfunctions.
There are many forms of dementia and depending on your symptoms, sometimes it can be reversed. Your therapist will provide you with all the details you need regarding your dementia. This is a common disease among seniors, typically people who are older than 65 but early-onset dementia can occur as young as 30 years of age.
Why is it important to get help for dementia? Early diagnosis or treatment can slow the progression of the disease and allow your mental function to be maintained.
Watch for signs and symptoms of dementia in your loved ones as you will usually be the one to notice issues first. If you discover irregular cognition problems then it is best to see a psychologist and physician right away to get help.
What are some signs of dementia?
- Confusion and disorientation
- Inappropriate behaviours
- Personality changes
*Note that each person will be affected differently by dementia.
Dementia cannot be prevented but there are a variety of things that can help. Keeping the mind active, being socially and physically active, consuming vitamins, getting a good amount of sleep, and eating healthy are ways to ward off the symptoms of this disease.
Our psychologists are knowledgeable about dementia and can help you or a loved one get the proper treatment.
The sooner you get help, the better as you will have the tools necessary to maintain a productive life.