BRAIN WELLNESS AND AGING
Recent polls show Americans fear Alzheimer’s more than any other disease. Personalized health is one of the fastest-growing specialties worldwide. The aspirations of physicians focused on quality-of-life management are to keep physical and mental functioning high throughout life. These patients and their physicians are well versed in therapies to manage age-related mental declines, declines that are otherwise considered to be a part of normal aging.
Doctors diagnose Alzheimer's and other types of dementia based on a careful medical history, a physical examination, laboratory tests, and the characteristic changes in thinking, day-to-day function and behavior. Through routine EEG brain scans, detection in decreasing P300 amplitude can indicate a cognitive decline. A doctor's intervention can be administered if the noticeable change is worry-some.
DEMENTIA AND AUDIO P300
The Audio P300 research has shown that an increase in latency and/or a decrease in amplitude has been observed in various conditions associated with dementia and memory loss. Research shows the P300 brain potential is sensitive to Alzheimer’s disease processes during its early stages, and can aid in the diagnosis of dementia and may help in the assessment of early Alzheimer’s disease.
Results have concluded significant P300 change is responsive to the deterioration of language, memory, and executive functions. These measurements could be used as biological markers that indicate impaired neuropsychological functions in Alzheimer's.