What if it were as easy to check the brain’s vital signs as it is to take a temperature or measure blood pressure? While we know that 98.6 is a normal body temperature and 120/80 is a healthy blood pressure, until now, we’ve ignored our most important vital sign – brain function.
As health care systems focus on wellness, prevention, earlier at-risk intervention, and home-based health care, regular screening for cognitive efficiency is a valuable tool for primary care providers, emergency departments, mental health practitioners, and integrative care systems.
Regular screening for cognitive efficiency is a valuable tool to:
- Track changes in cognitive performance over time
- Screen via objective tests for co-morbid conditions such as depression, insomnia and fatigue
- Determine the onset of cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s