At True Life Medicine, we understand the severity of cognitive decline. Whether you or a loved one is experiencing cognitive decline, we know how uncertain the future can look. Cognitive decline can affect anyone, old or young, and can impact work, hobbies, and relationships.
As Colorado Springs’ trusted cognitive decline treatment center, we are here to support you in your battle against cognitive decline. The solution doesn’t lie in a pill – at least not completely. In many cases, cognitive decline is connected to gut health, hormone imbalances, and lifestyle habits.
Through functional medicine, our health team can provide natural and holistic solutions to cognitive decline.
Cognitive decline often refers to the gradual weakening of mental faculties due to disease, injury, or addiction. It’s a broad term that can manifest as a result of a number of conditions. Doctors often see cognitive decline in patients who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, depression, or substance abuse.
When caught early, cognitive decline can often be addressed and treated in order to slow or reverse the underlying illness.
Research has shown that cognitive decline is directly connected to a loss of brain cells. Aging and cognitive decline often go hand in hand because as our bodies get older, they lose the ability to replenish tissues and cells–including our brain cells.
However, brain cells can be lost for a number of reasons–including disease, medication, and traumatic injury.
At True Life Medicine, we often recommend patients adopt brain-healthy lifestyle changes. These lifestyle changes might include:
Cognitive decline is due to a number of factors, which means a holistic treatment plan is often the strategy. A person dealing with cognitive decline often needs healthy nutrition, mental stimulus, and strong social connections in order to see improvement in symptoms. True Life Medicine is ready to provide that support right here in Colorado Springs!
Are you concerned that you may be in the early stages of cognitive decline? Take a look at the following list and see if they match your experience. You can also ask friends and family for guidance.
Cognitive decline often manifests as:
Note that cognitive decline is more than forgetting a grocery every once in a while or feeling stressed when asked to complete tasks at work. As with any medical condition, it’s important to speak with a licensed doctor for an accurate diagnosis. However, you know your body, and if you feel as though something is off with your mental faculties, it’s best to come into True Life Medicine for an evaluation.
If you suspect that you are exhibiting symptoms of cognitive decline, it’s best to get evaluated as early as possible. Ideally, you will visit a functional medicine doctor in addition to your primary care physician. True Life Medicine is a functional medicine practice, and we are often able to identify underlying causes that traditional doctors miss.
How are we able to uncover these underlying causes?
1. We test.
Testing is an integral aspect of the functional medicine approach. We can’t discover the root cause of your cognitive decline until we have all the important data in front of us. Instead of diagnosing you on statistical probability and a symptom checklist, we’re going to gather all the necessary data.
2. We focus on holistic treatment.
The body is complicated and one seemingly unimportant system might be the cause of all your symptoms. For example, the gut has been linked to changes in cognitive ability. So, cleaning up diet and hormones could lead to improvements in thinking and reasoning.
3. We provide personalized treatment plans.
Everyone who comes to True Life Medicine in Colorado Springs is treated based on their unique symptoms and health history. Your body is unlike anyone else’s body, which means your treatment plan should be unique, too.
4. We become your health partner.
Many of our happiest patients have worked with us for years. They travel to us from Colorado Springs and beyond because they’ve seen the power of functional medicine and trust Dr. James and his team. Cognitive decline can take years to treat and manage. At True Life Medicine, we become your long-standing health partner.
We would love to speak more to you about our cognitive decline treatments in Colorado Springs. Please give us a call to set up a complimentary consultation. During our conversations, you’ll have the chance to describe your symptoms, health history, and goals in treatment. It’s the first step toward embracing your true life.