Where is your head at? This is no small question when it comes to your brain and its cognitive functioning. Is your brain in the moment, focused on the task or activity at hand or does it wander off and get lost in other thoughts? Is it functioning as quickly and thoroughly as it did when you were younger, or do you feel that you are losing your edge and becoming less productive?
Our Brains Lose Their Edge As We Age – But They Don’t Have To
Our brains are the source of so much that makes our lives what they are – understanding, knowledge, consciousness, even love. But as complex, endlessly fascinating, and important as the brain is, it is just an organ. And like all of our other organs, it is prone to deterioration as we get older.
Our brains are not immune to the genetic and environmental factors – and aging process – that can take their toll on every other part of our bodies. When our cognitive functions are less than optimal or begin to decline, the effects can be frustrating and profound, negatively impacting our careers, our relationships, and our day-to-day lives.
The good news is that there are numerous ways to strengthen and improve our brains’ cognitive functions and stave off decline; steps that can also improve mood, sexual function, and other aspects of our lives. But the first step in the process of addressing issues with cognitive function is to understand the nature, severity, and causes of those issues.
Cognitive Testing Can Tell You What the Problems Are – And How to Fix Them
At the Wellness Institute of the Americas in Miami, we take an aggressive and highly effective approach to protecting and improving brain function. Our holistic and proven cognitive improvement program begins with a comprehensive assessment protocol that can pinpoint the unique factors that are contributing to the loss of cognitive function in each patient. This allows us to develop a personally tailored treatment regimen best suited to addressing the patient’s needs.
What Does Cognitive Testing Involve?
Our evidence-based and scientifically validated assessment program is centered around a battery of approximately 50 computerized neuropsychological tests which evaluate the current neurocognitive status of patients. These tests are so precise that they can detect cognitive impairments down to the millisecond.
The tests assess a wide range of mental processes, including:
- Intellectual capacity
- Simple motor performance
- Decision making ability
- Executive functioning
We conduct our cognitive testing in a relaxing, distraction-free environment that minimizes distracting outside stimuli. The tests take approximately 30 minutes to complete, and can be taken by anyone with a fourth-grade reading level or above. Once the testing is completed, the results are immediately generated for your physician’s review and evaluation.
We complement these computerized tests with additional evaluations of potential sources of cognitive impairment. Using a simple genetic saliva test as well as a urine test, we can discover your distinct chemical and genetic vulnerabilities to mood and cognition difficulties.
Contact The Wellness Institute of the Americas to Begin Improving Your Brain Power Today
At the Wellness Institute of the Americas in Miami, we passionately believe that mental health and wellness – including the ability to protect and strengthen our cognitive functioning and improve our mood and emotional health – should be within everyone’s reach. Dr. Juan Remos and his team of committed professionals offer this comprehensive and powerful cognitive testing and improvement program at an affordable cost. Please contact the Wellness Institute of the Americas to arrange for a consultation and to learn more. We look forward to helping you make the positive changes that will provide lifelong benefits for you and your loved ones.