What is dementia?
At present, dementia is categorized as a neurocognitive disorder that can be of various types.
The best known would be Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, frontotemporal or Pick’s diseases, or Lewy body, among many others. In all of them, some type of alteration of cognitive functions (attention, memory, language, motor or social) is manifested, causing a loss of performance and autonomy in daily life activities.
Due to the increase in life expectancy and the rhythm and context of life of our contemporary western society, it is becoming increasingly common to find this type of disease.
These diseases not only affect the person who suffers them, but also their immediate environment, due to the consequences of the loss of autonomy. It is very important to take care both of the people in this environment at the same time as the main patient himself.
Most people associate dementia with Alzheimer’s disease, in which the “four A’s” occur:
- Amnesia: memory loss.
- Aphasia: loss of language.
- Apraxia: loss of motor ability.
- Agnosia: loss of visual recognition.
Although these are the most common symptoms, behavioral alterations can also occur, such as a loss of disinhibition at the social level and not behaving as they have been doing up to now, as it happens, for example, in the case of Pick’s dementia.
In the case of Parkinson’s disease, tremors in the extremities are its most characteristic sign, although other cognitive impairments are also associated with it, often in more advanced stages.
Depending on the area of the brain that begins to be affected, its normal functioning will also be affected. This way, if it corresponds to the temporal area, it will affect language, if it is in the occipital area it will affect the visual part more, etc…
How to treat it at Neuroscenter?
The brain has the ability to regulate and reinforce learning, as with any other training. All of this can be achieved with Neurofeedback training.
The work of our professionals together with new generation techniques, allows to maintain and reinforce these capacities for a longer time.
Benefits of Neurofeedback and EMDR treatments
- Improvement of cognitive processes
- Activation level improvement
- Concentration ability
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