This video describes the neuroanatomy of memory, how we create memories and how do we get and keep our memory. Dr. Farley describes how memory conditions like Alzheimer’s, Dementia happen, etc. It all comes down to proper function.
When addressing issues regarding memory, you have to ask and consider your doctor’s philosophy. You have to look at the functional deficits within the body and address those deficits to restore your function. Dr. Farley explains how there are tens of thousands of papers written on treatments for memory issues, but that the information is not trickling down to the treatments of these issues. Although there is no guarantee of any treatment, what there is a guarantee of, if you look at problems from a functional point of view, at least you have an understanding of what is not working properly. What this means is that, if you have a parent with dementia, you have to look at your function now and make sure that you get your level of function improved and have any issues addressed now.
Dr. Farley then describes the anatomy of the brain and how stress hormones and emotions can damage parts of the brain, thus damaging the memory. There are tests to see if the anatomy of your brain is working, so to make sure the general function of the brain is working.
Parkinson’s disease has both motor and cognitive impairment. Many people who suffer from Parkinson’s never had cognitive tests. We make sure to get you properly tested both cognitively and physically to make sure that identify the root functional causes and develop a plan to fix them.
If issues that affect the brain are not addressed, they could have physical, psychological, and social consequences. There needs to be a very detailed, individualized look at a person with memory issues to determine if they can be helped. Then to develop a customized plan, specifically tailored to their specific root functional causes. We then would identify what is not functioning in their physiology, understand the connections, then apply methods of action to shift them to a higher level of function. Thank you and God bless you and your family.