Alzheimer's & Dementia
Research is suggesting that brain health begins to decline as soon as people reach their 40's and 50's. Dementia, when caught early, can be reversed with the appropriate interventions.
Having a functional neurologist on your team of healthcare providers, give you a built-in early detection system. Every time you come into Dr. Kemp's office, he is evaulating your cognitive function, and helping you maintain optimal brain health.
For those with dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, Dr. Kemp provides education, therapy, and at-home exercise programs to help improve brain function and brain health.
Did you know?
The ability to perform fast saccades - that is, rapid eye movement from one point of focus to the next - is an indicator of good frontal lobe integrity. Neurodegeneration in the frontal lobe often leads to a slowing of saccades.
Approximately 40% of working memory is devoted to mapping the visual world through saccadic eye movements. When saccadic movement are poor, a greater percentage of working memory gets shunted towards vision, leaving people with less working memory to remeber things like where they left the house keys, or turning off the stove.