Dementia & Cognitive Health

Dementia and Cognitive Health at Satori

Dementia & Cognitive Health is a domain within the medical field that is centered on a deep understanding of cognitive disorders, with dementia taking center stage. Dementia is a complex and ongoing condition characterized by the slow deterioration of cognitive abilities, including memory, reasoning, and thinking skills. This field of medicine adopts an approach to not only diagnose and treat cognitive disorders but also to skillfully manage and optimize cognitive function throughout the span of a person’s life.

In the complex world of healthcare for cognitive disorders, practitioners use advanced tools like detailed assessments, state-of-the-art imaging tests, and precise cognitive exams to diagnose and closely watch over these conditions. Dedicated experts create treatment plans that are personalized to each patient's unique needs and challenges. Dementia & Cognitive Health also places a strong focus on supporting caregivers, recognizing how important they are in the well-being of people dealing with cognitive disorders. Dementia and cognitive healthcare offers hope and guidance to those in need.

Common Dementia and Cognitive Health Concerns

  • Mild Cognitive Impairment: A transitional stage between normal age-related cognitive decline and more severe dementia, characterized by noticeable cognitive changes that do not interfere significantly with daily life.

  • Alzheimer's Disease: The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer's is characterized by the buildup of abnormal proteins in the brain, leading to memory loss and cognitive decline.

  • Vascular Dementia: Occurs when impaired blood flow to the brain damages brain cells, often due to strokes or other vascular conditions, resulting in cognitive impairment.

  • Lewy Body Dementia: A progressive disorder that involves abnormal protein deposits in the brain, causing shifts in cognitive function, visual hallucinations, and movement problems.

Dementia & Cognitive Health Treatment Options

Effective dementia and cognitive healthcare involves a range of approaches, including:

  • Comprehensive Assessments: Healthcare practitioners use a range of assessments, imaging studies and cognitive tests to diagnose and monitor cognitive disorders, allowing for the creation of personalized treatment plans.

  • Medication Management: Depending on the specific condition and its stage, medication may be prescribed to relieve symptoms, slow progression, or manage related behavioural issues.

  • Cognitive Stimulation Techniques: These therapies involve engaging patients in cognitive exercises and activities to maintain or improve their cognitive function.

  • Lifestyle Modifications: Encouraging patients to adopt brain-healthy habits, such as regular physical exercise, mentally stimulating activities, maintaining social connections, and a balanced diet, can help reduce the risk of cognitive decline.

  • Caregiver Support: Providing support and resources to caregivers is essential for ensuring the well-being of individuals with cognitive disorders and enhancing their quality of life.

Complete Dementia & Cognitive Healthcare at Satori in Calgary and Alberta

Recognizing the signs of cognitive decline, especially dementia, is vital for early intervention and improved management. If you or a loved one is concerned about cognitive health or is displaying symptoms such as memory loss, difficulty with problem-solving, disorientation, language problems, or mood and behaviour changes, don't hesitate to reach out to a Satori Health practitioner to see how we may assist you.

For a list of Satori Clinics accepting patients, visit our Clinics page.