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Cognitive measurement and management for non-specialists

​For a time, it was believed that identifying cognitive impairments or offering cognitive measurement tests was reserved for practices that specialized in neurological conditions and treatments.

But the Cognitive Measurement and Management System ​has been designed specifically for the non-neurologist to objectively measure and assess cognitive impairments over time.​ Among these are memory loss, anxiety, depression, dementia, traumatic brain injury, PTSD and others.​

Many tools used to assess memory loss, cognitive impairment, anxiety or attention deficit rely on tests that need to be analyzed by trained experts in the field. The Cognitive Measurement and Management System relies on objective, quantitative measurements that can be assessed by practitioners who do not have extensive training in neurology or cognitive behavior because of the advanced interpretation and clinical ability of the software​.

The system works using multiple electrophysiological technologies that provide functional measurements of the brain and cognition. The noninvasive technologies that are included in this portable device are: Electroencephalography (EEG), Electrocardiography (ECG) and Event-Related Potential (ERP).

Hooked into the system, the patient ​answers a very specific, symptom-focused questionnaire. Then, they go through ​a resting assessment with eyes open and closed, and finally a response measurement​. During this process, the electrophysiological technologies in the system measure key brain​ processing speeds​ and cognitive functions.

Designed to be used by general practitioners, primary care physicians and behavioral specialists, the ​system includes fully finished report generation with an easy-to-use reporting system that gives visual and statistical data on the patient’s biomarkers, visual and auditory processing, and memory.

This reporting system provides clinicians with quantitative information with which they can identify and assess a patient’s cognitive health. With this data, they can ​uncover mental health issues earlier, making more specific and objective diagnosis​.

In the end, wider use of this system will allow for more practices to ​transcend the limitations of a short mental health questionnaire as the only source of diagnosing their patients neurological health.

How much time is needed to do cognitive testing?

Dementia can’t be slowed or cured, but those experiencing memory loss can function better with proper care. That’s why older patients should be encouraged to set up regular cognitive-function screenings with their primary-care practice. Dementia testing is quick, non-invasive and can detect early signs of cognitive impairments in patients, ensuring they are properly treated right away.

With the proper tools readily available, cognitive tests should require only 10 minutes or less of both your and the patient’s time. Primary-care facilities can find high-quality medical equipment at reduced rates through Medical Device Depot, including brain-measuring tools like the eVox system, to ensure essential tests like these are accessible to patients. Here’s a quick list of benefits that you can expect from the eVox system:

  • Provides objective measurement of brain function
  • Delivers clean and actionable reporting
  • Detects subtle variations that often go unnoticed
  • Assesses level of cognitive impairment
  • Helps physicians understand response to therapy

Early memory-loss screenings can detect underlying health issues and help care providers manage conditions more effectively. Learn how your practice can set up screenings by reading up on the eVox system today. This easy-to-use tool improves patient care without costing your practice a fortune.

Test for dementia and other cognitive function impairments with this one tool

Though we hold on to memories as best we can, over time events and names from the past start to slip away; the older we become, the more likely we are to forget. Forgetfulness, however, isn’t always a sign of natural aging or too many years gone by. Sometimes it’s actually signaling something much more serious. Significant memory loss can occur after brain trauma or a sudden change in mental health. It can also indicate underlying health conditions, like dementia. Testing cognitive functions early and regularly in patients is critical to managing and preventing brain impairment. Learn how your practice can objectively assess patients using one simple, affordable device.

The eVox system includes Electroencephalography (EEG), Electrocardiography (ECG) and Event-Related Potential (ERP) to help identify and understand cognitive impairment. It assesses the level of cognitive impairment and the change in brain function over time. While managing a patient’s memory loss and cognitive function, your staff can also use the eVox system to determine effectiveness of treatments and provide the best care possible.

Find the eVox system for an affordable price through Medical Device Depot. This device is the first objective tool that is also portable, non-invasive and easy to use. You can learn more details on the eVox system, as well as find more high-quality medical equipment by visiting our website today.