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Cognitive Impairments

Accurate Diagnosis and
Effective Treatment

Cognitive Impairments

Cognitive impairments caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI) require rapid and comprehensive evaluation for prompt, appropriate care. HealthQuest, a rehabilitation center in Brooklyn, New York provides treatment for cognitive problems resulting from brain injury caused by falls, sports injuries, motor accidents, violence, and blows to the head during combat. Our neurologists, pain management doctors, and rehabilitation and occupational therapists collaborate to help patients maximize independent function for managing activities of daily living.

How TBI affects Cognition

Individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injury usually have problems with the following:

  • Attention concentration
  • Speech and learning
  • Communication
  • Memory
  • Processing and understanding information
  • Activities such as planning, organizing, and assembling
  • Reasoning, problem-solving, decision-making, and judgment
  • Self-control and self-awareness

Assessment

Comprehensive patient assessment is crucial for mild, moderate and severe head trauma. Brain MRI is used to evaluate the neurologic and physiologic changes after TBI. To understand the extent and type of the cognitive disability that the patient has, our team conducts neuropsychological assessments. The use of advanced resources for fast and accurate diagnosis allows us to develop personalized treatment plans quickly.

Customized Treatment

Patients with cognitive impairments respond best to programs customized to their backgrounds and interests. Our rehabilitation specialists focus on helping patients:

  • Regain lost skills, including skills of alertness and attention
  • Improve abilities that have been affected by the brain injury, and
  • Develop ways to make up for abilities that have been lost

Longer-term rehab may be recommended based on the patient’s needs.

Our slip/fall prevention programs are a great option for older adults who are prone to slips and falls that can lead to traumatic brain injury. These programs involve exercises to improve mobility, gait and balance.

Early therapy is crucial for cognitive and communication problems of traumatic brain injury. To contact our Brooklyn rehabilitation center for cognitive impairment treatment, call 718-769-2521 or write to info@hqbk.com.