Category: Cognitive Changes

February 19, 2019

Dementia and Alzheimer’s: Risk Reduction and Supportive Care

Dr. Jocelyn Taitt, ND According to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, “The number of Canadians with dementia is rising sharply. As of today, there are over half a million Canadians living with dementia – plus about 25,000 new cases diagnosed every year.” There are four types of conventional dementia: lewy body, vascular, frontotemporal, and Alzheimer’s, with Alzheimer’s […]

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Minerals, Methylation, and Mental function

Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND We are born with 100 billion neurons, and with every neuron in contact with 1,000 other cells (on average) there are more than 100 trillion synaptic connections in our brain!  However, the neurotransmitters that relay information within these synapses are not static from birth and require constant synthesis and breakdown for […]

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October 11, 2018

Traumatic Brain Injury: Long-term effects, management and treatment options

Dr. Arezou Babri, ND Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) most commonly include concussions, closed head injuries, or penetrating injuries. These injuries can result from anything between a simple blow to the head to a significant external trauma that can impact the normal function of the brain. A TBI can have long-term physical, cognitive, behavioural, and psychological […]

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January 21, 2017

Improving Memory and Cognition in Seniors with Bacopa monnieri

Dr. Leah Hassall, ND There are normal changes in cognition, or the way we think and learn information, which occur as we age. These changes are different from the changes in cognition that occur due to disease states such as Alzheimer’s dementia, stroke, brain tumor, malnutrition or side effects of medications. Cognitive change as a […]

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