[Husband of an Alzheimer’s Patient]: “Different memories that she had forgotten completely, some of these memories began rolling in during the middle of the night. It was very exciting, and very encouraging.”
[Husband of an Alzheimer’s Patient]: “We’ve been to internists and two different neurologists…but we had no positive steps, nothing good…[Cerebrum] is the first positive doctor’s visit we’ve had in 3 years and that by itself speaks reams.”
Do you struggle to remember where you left your keys? Where you went last weekend? That latest project your boss or teacher assigned? Possibly even the details of important days of your life? This is all too common in today’s society. Did you know that 1 in 3 adults will get Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia as they age. What are you doing to protect your most important asset, the memories of a life lived?
While memory is still a poorly understood function of the brain there are many things that can be done to help those who struggle. To form memories or recall those stored deep in your brain you need a nervous system that functions efficiently. The process of storing memories requires a number of internal memory loops that silently rehearse sight, sound, smell, spatial and chronological information and form them into a cohesive unit to be stored. Should one system struggle or should your overall cognitive capacity diminish you may struggle to encode your most precious memories.
At Cerebrum Health Centers, our team is experienced in evaluating the functional capacity of our patients and creating treatment plans that address many of their complaints. It may even not be the memory system that is causing the problem. Changes in the control of your eyes can create difficulty remembering what you read and is often also associated with HEADACHES ( such as a decrease in ability to control and coordinate your eye movements can make remembering what you read extremely difficult which is also often associated with HEADACHES) A brain that is challenged by life’s basic tasks may simply not have the capacity to allocate effort to memory storage.