Module A - Cognitive Diagnosis and Screening (The Basics of Brain Fitness and Memory Maintenance)

Objectives

  • Evaluate genetic markers for memory loss - Understand the role that toxins have in memory loss
  • Appreciate how exercise helps maintain cognition
  • Learn commonly used medications that may cause memory loss - Identify nutrients that help maintain memory and focus
  • Comprehend exercises that help maintain memory
  • Learn cognitive testing
  • Understand the affect that psychotropic and pain medications have on memory
  • Understand the role recreational drugs have on memory loss
  • Value the role sex hormones have in maintaining memory and focus including pregnenolone, estrogens, progesterone, testosterone and DHEA
  • Learn how optimal thyroid function helps maintain memory and focus
  • Understand how stress affects memory
  • Comprehend the role that insulin dysfunction plays in memory loss
  • Learn the risk factors for Alzheimer's disease - Recognize the effects of fluoride on the brain
  • Know elevated plasma homocysteine levels are a risk factor for dementia
  • Understand the value of sleep hygiene and its affect on memory
  • Realize the key role stress has on cognition
  • Understand the relationship between health status and cognitive functioning
  • Identify the fatty acids that aid in memory maintenance
  • Understand the role that inflammation plays in memory loss
  • Learn that level of education affects memory
  • Understand that intake of foods that the patient is allergic to can affect cognition
  • Learn that dysbiosis can affect memory - Identify toxic metals that can affect cognition
  • Understand the role neurotransmitters have on memory
  • Learn the parts of the brain that affect memory