Routine Cognitive Assessments
Whilst this short article addresses the clinical community, I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in their brain health.
It really makes the case for routine cognitive assessments and the most salient point for me, is the value of having a baseline score.
Once our brain has matured in early adulthood, over the long term our cognitive abilities remain more or less constant – assuming we stay healthy.
By establishing our cognitive strengths and weaknesses from an early age and monitoring them over time, if anything happened to affect us whether it be lifestyle change, injury or disease, we could assess the impact.
Without that knowledge, when something happens, we have nothing to compare against, so we don’t know what we may have lost or what we can restore.