Brain Health

Your most important organ is your BRAIN!

Do you have problems with memory?

Diagnosed with PTSD?

Chronic depression and/or anxiety?

Chronic insomnia?

Dementia or Parkinson's?

Autism or ADHD?

Learning disorders?

Chronic fatigue?

Brain just not as sharp as it used to be;  brain fog;  difficulty finding words or recalling details?

Family history of Alzheimers?

Part of our work-up includes the Evoke brain scan which provides a measurement of EEG waves while performing various brain tasks.  Evoke provides a comprehensive assessment of mental functioning, and can show which areas of the brain are either over or under-functioning.   Then, based on the results, we will be able to determine which specific supplements or medications would be of benefit to allow the brain to heal.  Sometimes the treatment involves a trial of EMDR or brain entrancement - light wave therapy used to change brain wave frequencies and speed up the healing process.  

The Evoke brain scan is so sensitive that it can reveal possible dementia occurring years before the diagnosis is made.

Utilizing this tool we have successfully gotten patients off anti-depressants or other mind altering drugs, allowing the brain to function optimally on its own!

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ALZHEIMERS

Many of my patients have a concern that they may be developing Alzheimers, and with the Evoke brain scan, we are able to either put their mind at ease, or start supplementation to slow or reverse some of the changes seen.  

Facts about Alzheimers:  

One in 8 people over age 65 will have Alzheimers, and by age 85, this increases to nearly half (43%).

By the year 2020, 55 million people will be over the age of 65, which is the fastest growing demographic in the county.  Alzhimer's disease accounts for over $183 billion in costs to the healthcare industry, with another $144 billion annually donated by 11 million family members and other unpaid caregivers.

Symptoms of alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease can affect different people in different ways, but the most common symptom pattern begins with gradually worsening difficulty in remembering new information. This is because disruption of brain cell function usually begins in regions involved in forming new memories. As damage spreads, individuals experience other problems.   The following are warning signs of Alzheimer’s:

  • Memory loss that disrupts daily life
  • Challenges in planning or solving problems
  • Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure 
  • Confusion with time or place
  • Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships 
  • New problems with words in speaking or writing
  • Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps 
  • Decreased or poor judgment
  • Withdrawal from work or social activities
  • Changes in mood and personality If you or your loved one has any of the above symptoms, call for an appointment and comprehensive assessment of brain functioning.