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Mental Health Check

Mental Health Check

Mental Health Check

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  • decreased concentration
  • increased forgetfulness
  • easily mentally and physically exhausted
  • diminishing levels of performance
  • depressive, negative thoughts

Does that sound familiar to you?

You have always been used to living independently, taking responsibility for yourself and others, knowing your strengths and using them. What should you do when your professional, social, and mental competence begins to waver and your ability to be yourself seems to be impaired? 

The causes of this can be multifaceted.

From psycho-autonomic exhaustion, burnout and depression through to internistic or brain-related diseases, but also early signs of dementia. 

Take preventive measures for your mental health with the help of our 6-step mental health check:

easy • fast • thorough • comprehensive

With our simply structured 6-step program, we offer you an interdisciplinary, full check-up. Together we will design the optimal solution strategy to help you — with the goal of making you feel secure, competent, and comfortable in your daily life. 

  • medical history conversation and neurological examination
  • laboratory analysis 
  • MRI brain scan
  • internistic and cardiological examination
  • psychological test
  • final discussion - solution strategy

Here you can download and print our flyer on Mental Health Checks.

 

Background Information

Everyone's brain matter diminishes as they age. This normal process of aging goes hand in hand with a reduction in your mental performance without having a limiting effect on your life. However, the effects of a neurodegenerative disease are different, such as in the case of Alzheimer's disease in which you experience a noticeable loss in mental performance. The cause of this is a highly accelerated loss of brain matter that can eventually lead to dementia. 

A precise measurement of your brain matter enables us to detect signs of degradation early on that are not typical for your age. In this way, we can assess your risk of developing a neurodegenerative disease even before any symptoms of dementia arise. Once this risk has been established, further differential diagnostic procedures for neurodegenerative diseases are needed which are carried out by our specialized neurologists. 

Our offices cooperate closely with neurologists and psychologists in order to offer our patients a complete set of services, beginning with the assessment of your individual risk, through to diagnosis, and ending with your appropriate therapy. The earlier we detect and diagnose a neurodegenerative disease, the more time we have won to treat you with the best therapy possible. By taking preventive measures in this way, we can lower your risk of developing dementia. Because our common mission is the earliest possible treatment of your disease.

In the best-case scenario, our tests reveal that you are not at risk of developing a neurodegenerative disease. In that case, your subjectively perceived memory problems are caused by other factors, such as vascular disease, vitamin deficiency, malnutrition, depression, stress, or other diseases. Then we offer you an individual therapy plan according to your needs in cooperation with our partners. 

Age is the greatest risk factor. On average about every third person over the age of 65 will develop dementia due to disease. Among younger people between the ages of 45 and 65, every one in a thousand is affected. But also depression, diabetes, smoking, or genetic predisposition can contribute to an increased risk of Alzheimer's.

Until you notice any restrictions in your daily life, a relatively large amount of brain matter has already been lost — because your brain can compensate for the loss for a long time. The effects in the brain typical of Alzheimer's disease usually begin several years before any mild symptoms appear, such as memory problems and loss of mental performance. 

There is still no cure for Alzheimer's disease today. But if we discover the disease at an early stage, we can effectively alleviate the symptoms. As a rule of thumb, the earlier we diagnose Alzheimer's disease, the more successful your therapy will be. 

Our experts for Mental Health Check