Detecting Cognitive Impairment Early On
Cognitive impairment in older adults can be caused by a variety of different probabilities such as medication side effects, stress, depression, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Dementia being the most common. When caused by things like medication side effects, cognitive impairment can be reversed with adequate treatment. For other causes, treatment options are limited and reversal is next to impossible, but understanding an underlying cause at any early stage can provide many benefits.
The cognitive ability not only plays a major role in processing the information we acquire, it also has a massive influence on our behavior and our general mental processes. Knowing that we can test and study our cognitive abilities provides a small picture of the future and how we can expect our mental health to be affected by our cognitive ability, especially if there are signs or symptoms of cognitive decline such as memory loss, loss of ability to function, and more.