COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES FOR COGNITIVE DECLINE
Cognitive aging is not a disease or a quantifiable level of function, and it does not inevitably lead to dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Just like other parts of the body, the human brain changes with age, both in its physical structures and in its ability to carry out various functions.
ll aging humans will develop some degree of decline in cognitive capacity, usually including forgetfulness, decreased ability to maintain focus, and decreased problem solving capacity. If left unchecked, symptoms oftentimes progress into more serious conditions, such as dementia and depression, or even Alzheimer’s disease.
Alternative Medicine and Cognitive Decline
Late-life mood disorders and cognitive aging are the most common reasons for using complementary and alternative therapies. The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the US is increasing rapidly, exceeding a prevalence of 60% in a nationally representative survey conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics. Learn about the therapies that are used to help and prevent cognitive decline.
About The Author
Dr. Randi Fredricks is a psychotherapist and best-selling author, and internationally recognized expert on treating mental health with alternative medicine. As a holistic psychotherapist, she devoted her career to learning about complementary and alternative therapies that improve emotional health.
Dr. Fredricks' book Healing & Wholeness: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Mental Health
provides a comprehensive overview of such treatments and has an entire chapter on using natural remedies in addiction counseling. Dr. Fredricks treats addiction, anxiety, depression and other psychiatric disorders using traditional psychotherapy and other alternative holistic approaches at her office in San Jose, California.
This Ebook is 33 pages.