Cognitive Symptoms of Neurological Conditions
Many conditions affecting the central nervous system, such as Alzheimer’s disease, strokes, infectious diseases of the brain, epilepsy, brain tumors, etc., are associated with a change in cognitive functioning. Some, like Alzheimer’s disease, tend to show a slow and gradual progression. Others, like strokes, may leave you or your loved one with a sudden and obvious decline in functioning.
If you have a chronic or recent neurological condition and are experiencing difficulties with memory, attention, organization, word-finding, or other cognitive skills, if your daily life or work are affected by these changes, you would likely benefit from a neuropsychological evaluation to help you, your family, and your doctors figure out exactly what is going on with your cognitive functions and what interventions are likely to be most helpful so that you can plan your treatment fully informed.