Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) refers to diminished cognitive functioning in later age. It is in between a normal cognitive functioning and that lowered cognitive functions such as the kind seen in people with dementia. Mild cognitive impairment affects approximately 15-20% of adults ages 60 years and older. People with mild cognitive impairment may later develop dementia or Alzheimer’s disease (AD). While many people understand the symptoms of mild cognitive impairment, many people do not understand what mild cognitive impairment is. In this blog post, we discuss what mild cognitive impairment is.

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) may sometimes have an unexpected positive impact on one's life. More often than not, TBIs interrupt or inhibit hobbies or lifestyles people once enjoyed. However, brain injury recovery involves the rewiring of one’s previous neural connections which in turn may have unexpected consequences. In this blog article today we are going to share a phenomenon that sometimes occurs in TBI patients: the formation of new superlative abilities post-injury. One such case is of a man who developed a newfound ability to produce excellent works of art. In this blog post, we share the story of a person living with a brain injury who became an artist.

SLPs are involved in the recovery process of clients with different medical conditions. In acquired brain injury through a motor vehicle accident, damage to the brain may result in trouble speaking due to physical injuries, difficulty swallowing, and not being able to understand or use language in the way that they want. SLPs can work with patients on all of these problems. In this blog post, we share why someone might work with an SLP after a motor vehicle accident.

Stroke is a leading cause of disability in the United States and Canada. People who have experienced a stroke often experience cognitive complications, such as impaired memory and language abilities. Stroke rehabilitation often involves the remediation of cognitive skills that have been impaired due to stroke. HAPPYneuron Pro offers both digital and print exercises that therapists can use with their clients that have experienced a stroke. In this blog post, we share with you 5 HAPPYneuron Pro worksheets that you can use for your patients with stroke.

We know that aerobic exercise provides many physical and psychological health benefits. Some of these benefits are so valuable, that therapists working with patients that have cognitive impairment may want to consider encouraging their clients to exercise. Swimming, a well regarded aerobic exercise activity by young and older adults alike may support cognitive functioning during the aging process. In this blog post, we share how swimming may be a positive moderator of cognitive aging.

Our brains are made of billions of cells. During development, stem cells receive signals from the outside environment that determine which kind of cell it will become within our brains. Sometimes, stem cells develop into neurons through a process called neurogenesis. In this blog post, we describe what neurogenesis is and elaborate on its role on brain development and health.

Depression impacts individuals not only emotionally, but cognitively. Research has shown that people living with depression experience cognitive deficits. They may suffer with executive functioning, memory, attention, and processing speed deficits that can negatively impact their ability to function in their everyday lives. Further research suggests that working on cognitive skills may be helpful in improving cognitive functioning in people with depression. In this blog post, we discuss 3 cognitive functions to focus on with your clients battling depression.