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Measure Your Cognitive Performance to Optimize Brain Health

We all have a subjective idea of how our brains are doing—some days we feel “off” or have “brain fog,” while other days we feel like we can take on the world. But how much better are we on the good days? And are lifestyle or health changes making a difference? That’s where cognitive assessment comes in. By putting a number to these subjective feelings, we can discover what is causing the good days in order to have more of them. Improved cognitive performance has important effects on your everyday life. Whether you’re remembering where you parked your car, learning a new task at work, or trying to figure out your taxes, your brain health affects nearly every aspect of your life. If you are visiting Advanced Pain Management Center to treat a specific ailment, it likely has a cognitive outcome—even conditions that have traditionally been seen as purely physical, such as pain, have cognitive effects. You’re not thinking well if you’re not
feeling well. We are using standardised Creyos Health tests to make assessment of your cognitive tests. This is particularly important if you are taking medications with potential cognitive side effects, such as pain, anxiety medicines, antidepressants etc.. A sample Creyos Health report is available here. The report is designed to be easy to read and understand. It becomes more valuable with each additional assessment, showing your progress and letting you know when significant changes occur. If you are coming in as a new patient we will automatically administer the test and will discuss the results with you. If you are already enrolled into our program, ask your provider to incorporate cognitive assessments into your care plan. 

Author
Vladimir Fiks, MD Medical Director Advanced Pain Management Center and Cedar Hills Surgery Center

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