There are several vascular contributors to cognitive impairment the most common is a stroke, a series of many small strokes or a Traumatic Brain Injury. Several of the symptoms of vascular dementia parallel those of Alzheimer’s disease. However, vascular is generally marked by problems with organization, attention, slowed thinking and problem solving. Alzheimer’s is commonly marked by memory loss.
Symptoms of Vascular Dementia (stroke):
Vascular Cognitive Impairment:
Changes in language
Changes in attention
Changes in the ability to think
Changes in the ability to reason and recall but not enough to disrupt activities of daily living
Progressive changes over time
This can develop months after a major stroke. Not everyone develops post stroke dementia, but the risk is higher for someone who has had a stroke.
There are several steps that are taken following a stroke to help restore the optimal functionality of the person who has experienced a stroke: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Medication Adjustments.
Neuroplasticity of the brain, also known as neural plasticity, is the ability of neural networks in the brain to change throughout growth…or healing. Not only training, in the case of a stroke or Traumatic Brain Injury, is important. Giving the brain the optimal environment to heal is very important. We are committed to giving your brain the best opportunity to heal.
We review a comprehensive set of labs and develop a protocol that will optimize your brain’s healing potential to ‘re-wire’ and open new channels of connectivity. We also will recommend and schedule you to use approved therapeutic devices that will help stimulate the brain’s healing potential. Call today for your free consult.