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Understanding Dementia

Dementia in all its manifestations is the disease of our time.  We fear dementia as we fear no other disease for two reasons. It is the only one of the nation’s ten most common causes of death for which there is no effective medical treatment ( mainstream medical treatment ). And it is not only fatal. It robs its victims of their lives long before they are gone.

Types Of Dementia

Every three seconds someone is diagnosed with a form of dementia. By the year 2030 that figure is expected to quadruple. But millions more are unknowingly putting themselves at risk by failing to address lifestyle habits and other health concerns that put their brain health and memory in the ‘at risk’ category.

A healthy brain is fundamental to living a successful, meaningful life. One of the most important markers of an unhealthy brain is declining memory. Memory loss can be treated most effectively in its early stages. If you or a loved one is struggling with memory or recall, no matter how significant it may seem, now is the time to get serious about brain health

EVERY Memory Loss Condition Be It Mild, Moderate Or Severe, BEGINS With Unremitting Mental Fatigue and Depression

  • alzheimer's ( 70 - 90 % of cases )

  • vascular dementia

  • Lewy body dementia

  • Parkinson's disease

  • fronto temporal dementia

  • stress induced dementia

  • hypothyroid induced dementia

  • B12 induced dementia

  • autoimmune based dementia

  • alcohol induced dementia

  • hormone deficiency dementia ( estrogen, testosterone )

  • drug induced dementia ( prescription drugs )

  • mixed dementias

Dementia Is NOT One Disease

Dementia is not one disease. It is not a singular disease. Rather, it is the end result of multiple insults on the brain coming in from multiple sources both from within the body itself and from the effects of the environment in which we live. It is truly a disease of our time. Changes take place in the brain decades before symptoms manifest but the early signs of mental fatigue and depression are of special interest. Depression doubles the risk of cognitive impairment in women and quadruples it in men.

10 Early Warning Signs Of Alzheimer's / Dementia 

  1. memory loss that disrupts daily life

  2. challenges in planning or solving problems

  3. difficulties completing tasks at home, at work or in leisure

  4. confusion with time or place

  5. trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships

  6. problems with words in speaking or writing

  7. misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps

  8. decreased or poor judgement

  9. changes in mood and personality

  10. frequent anxiety, fatigue and depression

10 Late Stage Signs Of Alzheimer's / Dementia 

  1. inability to communicate

  2. inability to recognise people, places and objects

  3. difficulties completing tasks at home, at work or in leisure

  4. confusion with time or place

  5. trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships

  6. problems with words in speaking or writing

  7. misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps

  8. decreased or poor judgement

  9. withdrawal from work or social activities

  10. changes in mood and personality

Factors Which Contribute To And Accelerate Memory Loss,
Alzheimers and Other Dementias

The BrainSharp Program

How We Assess For Memory Loss, Alzheimer's And Dementia 

Brain Fog, Cognitive Decline And Memory Loss Can Come From Four Different Sources. 

  • lifestyle issues ( affecting the brain )

  • metabolic dysfunction ( health problems affecting the brain eg hypothyroid )

  • brain degeneration

  • neurodegenerative  disease

How does The Brainsharp Program get to the root cause ?

We have a four step process

1. SYMPTOM PROFILING

Brain Profiles

Metabolic Profile

Lifestyle Profile

2. LABORATORY STUDIES

Blood Tests

Urine Tests

Saliva Tests

3. NEUROCOGNITIVE TESTING

The MOCA Test

CNS Vital Signs

( early stage dementia only )

4. ADVANCED ASSESSMENTS

Neurological Examination

MRI Scan

( early stage dementia only )

NB the tests you will need will be determined at the preliminary consultation

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WILL NEED THIS PROGRAM IF ...

  • you struggle with brain fog

  • you have trouble with focus and concentration

  • your brain fatigues too quickly

  • your memory is not as sharp as it once was 

  • your memory has never been good

  • you suffer from depression

  • you struggle with anxiety 

  • you have problems with anger and irritability

  • you have sleeping problems

  • you have been diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer's or dementia or Parkinsons disease