Brain dysfunction, often referred to as cognitive impairment, is an early sign that your brain requires a tune-up. These symptoms may stem from various contributors. We are interested in WHAT your brain-related problem is (your diagnosis) and WHY you have it (underlying causes). Brain dysfunction ranges from common occurrences like temporary forgetfulness, poor attention or focus, and slowed processing speeds to difficulty with word finding, challenges in recalling names, and a number of other symptoms often referred to as "brain fog." Frequent brain fog can lead to more severe and chronic conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Early recognition of these symptoms and a better understanding of their causes is a vital step in maintaining and improving your brain health.
Cognitive symptoms can manifest in various ways, impacting memory, attention, problem-solving abilities, and language skills. Some common symptoms include:
You've probably had a wellness visit and had your blood tested (blood counts, metabolic health, cholesterol, thyroid, etc.). You may have had a mammogram, hearing test, DEXA scan, or colonoscopy. But have you ever tested your brain health?
Understanding why you have brain fog is just the beginning. Taking proactive steps to identify risk factors will help you age gracefully and improve your brain health:
Brain fog and brain dysfunction, often called cognitive symptoms, should be a call to action! By understanding these symptoms and their causes, you can take meaningful steps toward preserving and enhancing your cognitive well-being. Remember, proactive measures today can lead to a healthier, sharper mind tomorrow.