What are the symptoms of cognitive impairment?
Memory is a complex process, and memory lapses plague the best of us. More concerning signs of cognitive impairment include:
- Inability to recall appointments, conversations, and recent events that used to come easily
- Forgetfulness about where you put personal items, names of familiar people, or directions to familiar places
- Asking the same questions over and over
- Brain fog
- Inability to focus
If you’re concerned about your symptoms, take this quiz to see if you have the signs of cognitive decline.
What causes cognitive decline?
People often fear Alzheimer’s when they’re having trouble with their memory, but most of the time memory loss is a symptom of stress, diet or hormonal deficiencies. Alzheimer’s and dementia often have these same types of underlying deficiencies.
Dr. Sklar and the Sklar Center Team has completed training in the Bredesen Protocol. Dr. Sklar is working closely with Dr. Bredesen and other physicians to advance the understanding and application of his program for stabilizing and preventing cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease.
As a certified Bredesen 3.0 practitioner, Dr. Sklar works in close collaboration with Dr. Dale Bredesen from UCLA to study cognitive decline and incorporates his protocol to stabilize brain function. She and her team examine the underlying genetics, toxic exposure, stress, sleep, diet, and physical factors that contribute to mental deterioration.
At the Sklar Center we recognize that dementia and Alzheimer’s don’t have a single cause. Underlying factors that contribute to Alzheimer’s and dementia include:
- Blood sugar disruption
- Toxin exposure
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Genetic factors
What can I do to improve brain health?
At Sklar Center for Restorative Health, you will find resources that promote a long and fulfilling life. The Sklar Center team creates longevity plans for patients with cognitive decline, incorporating hormones, supplements, nutrition, and exercise.
The Sklar Center Team created three programs for those with cognitive decline:
At the Sklar Center we designed this program to stop the progression of brain decline and possibly improve cognitive function. It involves testing to discover physiological contributors to memory loss and a tailored treatment program that includes supplements, medication, nutrition, exercise, and memory enhancement exercises to improve mental clarity.
If you have a family history of dementia, you can be proactive with preventive treatment to keep you mentally sharp for the long term. A full evaluation of your habits and family history inform the Sklar Center prevention plan for you.
A full immersion experience, the intensive program provides you with all the tools you need to combat memory loss including informative demonstrations and presentations over the course of several days. At their sunny seaside location, you learn everything you need to know to live by the Bredesen protocol.
If you’d like to know more about the Sklar Center for Restorative Medicine cognitive preservation programs in Long Beach, California, call or book a consultation online.