Brain Optimization and Restoration

Brain Optimization and Restoration

Overview

Our Brain Optimization and Restoration Certification, divided into four modules, focuses on the fundamental tenets of brain fitness and memory maintenance. Initial sessions will instruct participants in different diagnosis techniques and screenings, with an initial review and assessment of cognitive biology, anatomy, and physiology of the brain. Later modules will discuss the spectrum of dementia disorders through the perspective of neuropsychiatry, while reviewing brain fitness therapies utilized for disease prevention, memory maintenance, and cognitive function and preservation.

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Module XV A - The Role of Membrane Stabilization on Memory and Focus

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate genetic markers for memory loss - Understand the role that toxins have in memory loss
  • Learn commonly used medications that may cause memory loss - Identify nutrients that help maintain memory and focus
  • Understand how stress affects memory
  • Comprehend the role that insulin dysfunction plays in memory loss
  • Understand the value of sleep hygiene and its effect on memory
  • Realize the key role stress has on cognition
  • Identify the fatty acids that aid in memory maintenance
  • Understand the role that inflammation plays in memory loss
  • Learn that dysbiosis can affect memory - Identify toxic metals that can affect cognition
  • Understand the role neurotransmitters have on memory

Module XV B - The Biology and Physiology of Cognition

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the importance of diagnosing and treating patients with memory loss
  • Use a review of systems that includes information pertinent to the differential diagnosis of memory loss
  • Describe the NIA-AA diagnosed criteria for dementia
  • Review the components of a neuropsychological evaluation
  • Explore the pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Predict patterns of memory performance in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia syndromes
  • Discuss which tests & questionnaires can be useful when evaluating patients with memory loss
  • Observe the applications of tests & questionnaires to clinical cases
  • Practice administration of tests & questionnaires
  • Utilize tests & questionnaires to diagnosis patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  • Evaluate strategies that can be used to improve and enhance memory
  • Assess the role of diet and exercise in maintaining memory

Module XV C - Current Trends in Diagnosing Cognitive Disorders with Case Histories

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the nine principles of integrative neuropsychiatry
  • Understand the functions, problems and treatment of seven brain systems
  • Learn how to subtype ADD, anxiety, depression, addictions, obesity and aggression based on a brain system approach
  • Recognize the practical role of neuroimaging in clinical practice, including indications of when to order
  • Explore 50 cases to learn demonstrate how to read brain SPECT scans
  • Know the rational use of supplements in brain fitness
  • Understand lifestyle interventions to boost overall brain fitness
  • Understand the role of various forms of psychotherapy, including hypnosis, cognitive therapy, and EMDR
  • Obtain a basic knowledge of innovative treatments, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, neurofeedback, light therapy and acupuncture
  • Grasp knowledge of specific steps to decrease the risk for Alzheimer’s and related dementias

Module XV D - Brain Restoration: Putting it all Together

Learning Objectives

  • Review clinical trials on nutrients that help preserve cognitive function
  • Learn how good sleep hygiene helps maintain memory
  • Understand the role that exercise and physical activity have in preserving memory
  • Learn which nutritional deficiencies can lead to memory loss
  • Recognize potential future neuroprotective therapies for neurodegenerative disorders and stroke
  • Study creative engagement and how it helps support resilience and neuroprotection
  • Learn a road map for healthy brain aging
  • Review how cardiovascular risk factors and cerebrovascular disease burden is associated with memory loss including hypertension, obesity, smoking, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes mellitus, depression, and hyperhomocysteinemia
  • Learn new treatment modalities to prevent and treat cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease in relationship to memory maintenance
  • Acquire knowledge on the effect that head injury, alcohol, and environmental toxins have on memory
  • Discover preventative measures and treatments for patients with head injuries, excessive alcohol intake, and exposure to environmental toxins
  • Study optimal foods for patients to eat that help with brain fitness
  • Review the role that excitotoxins play in memory loss and how to prevent exposure
  • Learn brain exercises to maintain and improve memory
  • Review the role that excessive sugar intake has on the genesis of cognitive decline
  • Discover the part that allergies may play in memory loss and how to treat them effectively
  • Recognize medications that can cause cognitive decline and how to decrease their side effects
  • Learn the role that stress plays in memory loss and new therapies to help the patient manage stress