Vagus nerve stimulation is a treatment that has been occasionally used to treat epilepsy, treatment-resistant depression, and even Alzheimer’s dementia. Are you familiar with this unusual treatment? Are you familiar with the vagus nerve? Though it’s not commonly known, it’s a critical part of your nervous system and has many potential clinical implications. Let’s chat about the vagus nerve and vagus nerve stimulation, but first, some background and context.
According to the Alzheimer Association’s annual report Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, “an estimated 6.2 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2021.” This number is expected to more than double to 12.7 million by the year 2050.
Missed appointments aren’t just missed appointments: They’re missed opportunities for early detection
There are perfectly reasonable explanations for why people are missing or canceling appointments, but these canceled appointments aren’t just missed appointments: they’re missed opportunities to detect conditions where there is an understanding that early detection can help patients maintain a higher quality of life for a longer period of time.
EEGs – or electroencephalograms – are used to diagnose many neurological conditions. Depending on the condition, your health care provider may order one of four different types of EEGs.
The first few years of a child’s life are vital for lifelong growth and development, with several major factors that are important for parents to consider in the effort of giving kids the building blocks they need to grow up healthy and happy. How does a parent foster positive growth and help their children to thrive?
The brain is a complex organ that pilots not just our body, but our moods, emotions, and memories as well. These mental processes help us to safely navigate the ever-changing world around us.
Although COVID-19 is categorized as a respiratory illness, it can have major effects on neurological function, including prolonged brain fog. Learn more about the effects of COVID-19 on our brain