Cognitive brain injuries are some of the most widespread and serious harms that befall senior residents–millions of Americans are affected. These injuries refer to conditions like Alzheimer’s and other dementia which interfere with mental cognition. As most are aware, those with Alzheimer’s face many different challenges with memory issues, problem solving challenges, and other difficulties which affect their ability to live on their own. Unfortunately, there is no cure for these conditions and treatments are limited. As a degenerative condition, those with these brain injuries usually discover the problem and then wait as the injury expands over a period of months and years.
Understanding the Cause
One of the main problems in identifying ways to treat cognitive brain injuries is the current lack of understanding on their origin. After all, it is hard to prevent an injury (or treat it), if the reason it develops is unknown. However, researchers have been diligently working on this problem for years and more information is emerging.