Ep. 295 – Dementia Biomarkers Part 3

Happy Monday to our Train Your Brain Podcast listeners! Today we are going to continue our conversation the Biomarkers for Dementia with Part 3. The more markers we have the better we can predict how a person’s brain is working and what can be done to push it in the right direction.

There is no stand-alone test to see if someone has Dementia, but a good Functional Neurologist can test you complex attention skills. That assesses you ability to respond to stimulation over a longer period of time.

The tip for today is to go beyond the MMSE (Mini Mental Status Evaluation). Get your cognitive functions tested, verbal memory, visual memory, composite memory ,cognitive flexibility, complex attention and executive function. Anything that you can capture as a measure of where you are right now is going to be critical to compare your future brain function against, and if doctors can detect mental decline now they can intervene and save you precious years of cognitive function!

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