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Cognitive Assessments

3D medical background with magnifying glass examining brainHow well is your brain? We test many parts of our body to keep it well. For instance we check our blood pressure, sugar levels, cholesterol, heart rate, and more. However, we regularly fail to check the health of the most complex part of the human body—the brain—the crown jewel of the human body. This three-pound organ is the seat of intelligence, interpreter of the senses, initiator of body movement, and controller of behavior.

Determining abilities and limitations can create a positive environment while enhancing your or a loved one’s quality of life. Our assessments are not designed to diagnose memory loss, dementia or depression. Instead we provide data and information that can be helpful in designing an individualized program for fuller living. We encourage you to share results of assessment with medical provider(s). Our cognitive evaluation can provide a navigation tool for successful and creative care planning.

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Our cognitive assessment will include results and an Individual Cognitive Care Plan with recommendations. This is recommended for individuals experiencing cognitive impairments or “short term memory loss.” Call us at 937.429.4220 to request a consultation. 

Cognitive Assessment:  $150


The Architecture of the Brain (source:  The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)

The brain is like a committee of experts. All the parts of the brain work together, but each part has its own special properties. The brain can be divided into three basic units: the forebrain, the midbrain, and the hindbrain.

The hindbrain includes the upper part of the spinal cord, the brain stem, and a wrinkled ball of tissue called the cerebellum (1). The hindbrain controls the body’s vital functions such as respiration and heart rate. The cerebellum coordinates movement and is involved in learned rote movements. When you play the piano or hit a tennis ball you are activating the cerebellum. The uppermost part of the brainstem is the midbrain, which controls some reflex actions and is part of the circuit involved in the control of eye movements and other voluntary movements. The forebrain is the largest and most highly developed part of the human brain: it consists primarily of the cerebrum (2) and the structures hidden beneath it (see “The Inner Brain).

When people see pictures of the brain it is usually the cerebrum that they notice. The cerebrum sits at the topmost part of the brain and is the source of intellectual activities. It holds your memories, allows you to plan, enables you to imagine and think. It allows you to recognize friends, read books, and play games.

The cerebrum is split into two halves (hemispheres) by a deep fissure. Despite the split, the two cerebral hemispheres communicate with each other through a thick tract of nerve fibers that lies at the base of this fissure. Although the two hemispheres seem to be mirror images of each other, they are different. For instance, the ability to form words seems to lie primarily in the left hemisphere, while the right hemisphere seems to control many abstract reasoning skills.

For some as-yet-unknown reason, nearly all of the signals from the brain to the body and vice-versa cross over on their way to and from the brain. This means that the right cerebral hemisphere primarily controls the left side of the body and the left hemisphere primarily controls the right side. When one side of the brain is damaged, the opposite side of the body is affected. For example, a stroke in the right hemisphere of the brain can leave the left arm and leg paralyzed.


 

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Beavercreek, Ohio 45434

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Englewood, Ohio 45322

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Dynamic Senior Solutions Foundation
3044 Dayton-Xenia Road
Beavercreek, Ohio 45434

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