Online Cognitive Health Specialist

Online Cognitive Health Specialist Serving California

TelMD online cognitive health specialists will help you manage and cope your any cognitive symptoms you may be experiencing. Book your online appointment now with an experienced team of functional medicine doctors. We are available 24/7 at your service.

Online Cognitive Health Specialist Serving California
Online Cognitive Health Specialist Serving California

Table of Contents:

What is cognitive health?
Why is cognitive health so important?
What are the symptoms of cognitive health?
How will online cognitive health specialists help me?

What is cognitive health?

Cognitive health is the ability to clearly learn, think, and remember – it is also a very important component of performing everyday activities. Cognitive health is just one part of overall brain health.
 
Brain health; however, refers to how well a person’s brain functions across several areas. This will include aspects of brain health, which include:
 
• Cognitive health – how well you learn, think and remember
• Motor function – how well you are about to control movements, make movements, as well as balance
• Emotional function – how well you interpret and respond to emotions (both unpleasant, and pleasant)
• Tactile function – how well you may feel or respond to sensations of touch – which includes pressure, pain, and temperature
 
Brain health can be affected by age-related changes within the brain, injuries such as a stroke, mood disorders including depression, traumatic brain injuries, substance use disorder or addiction, and diseases including Alzheimer’s disease. While there are other factors that can affect brain health, they cannot be changed, there are other lifestyle changes that may make a difference instead.

Why is cognitive health so important?

It’s important to maintain your cognitive health through regular mental challenges, this is due to cognitive capacity which is associated with one’s ability to perform both basic activities like daily living, and complex activities.
 
Cognitive decline when disrupted can cause issues to your basic abilities like bathing, dressing, and using your phone. Cognitive health is even more important when it comes to complex activities of daily living, like taking your medication, and financial management.
 
The term “use it or lose it” when it comes to your cognitive health rings true, as it holds your cognitive health responsible for the brain which is like a muscle whose cognitive strength increases with each use, but also declines if left idle.
 
Regular, challenging cognitive activity is considered neuroprotective, which means it produces increased connections between the neurons of the brain and can help to compensate for encroaching Alzheimer’s disease or any other age-related infirmities.

What are the symptoms of cognitive health?

Cognitive thinking is the mental process of understanding, learning, and communicating. Cognitive symptoms are quite common and can be caused by a spine or brain tumor, which are side effects of treatment, medications, or other health conditions including sleep issues. If you have issues seeing, it can influence your ability to write or read. Cognitive symptoms can also make you feel overwhelmed, stressed, exhausted, anxious, sad, or depressed.
 
A few examples of cognitive symptoms may include:
 
• Issues remembering
• Difficulty speaking
• Issues understanding
• Problems concentrating

How will online cognitive health specialists help me?

Our online cognitive health specialists will help you manage and cope your any cognitive symptoms you may be experiencing. We may as you keep a log of any cognitive symptoms that you are experiencing and what you are doing to manage them.
 
Some tips to help before our appointment:
 
• Making a daily to-do list
• Using a planner or reminder notes when needed
• Prioritizing tasks and doing the most important tasks first, ideally when you are feeling rested
• Keep items in the same place
• Use memory techniques including making up rhymes to help you remember things
• Ensure you are feeling rested and getting enough sleep
• Talk to a healthcare professional like ours if you start noticing speech issues
• Controlling your breathing as you speak
• Writing down and even rehearsing what you want to say before speaking or even organizing your thoughts
• Asking others to talk slower and in shorter sentences
• Focusing on other forms of communication when you can include body and hand gestures, which help to clue into conversations
• Staying calm and not stressing out
• Avoid drinking anything caffeinated before bed
• Use a ruler to read
• Use large print
• Increasing the font size on the laptop, computer, or cellphone
• Get or wear your glasses
 
If you are interested in learning more and scheduling your own therapy with our team of specialized staff, and physicians, book your consultation appointment today through our online scheduler. Serving Monterey CA, Marina CA, Castroville CA, Moss Landing CA, Watsonville CA, Freedom CA, Capitola CA, Scotts Valley CA, Carmel CA, Carmel Valley CA, Seaside CA, Pacific Grove CA, Salinas CA, Big Sur CA, and the entirety of California.