Understanding the Brain
Welcome to Carmel Brain Centers, a place where you can find a wealth of information on a number of brain conditions, from ADHD to dementia to neuroplasticity and everything in between. Serving the greater Colorado Springs, and Denver, CO area, we work to help patients better understand their conditions and collaborate with them to improve as much as they possibly can.
What is Neuroplasticity?
Neuroplasticity: The brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. Neuroplasticity allows the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain to compensate for injury and disease and to adjust their activities in response to new situations or to changes in their environment.
Brain reorganization takes place by mechanisms such as “axonal sprouting” in which undamaged axons grow new nerve endings to reconnect neurons whose links were injured or severed. Undamaged axons can also sprout nerve endings and connect with other undamaged nerve cells, forming new neural pathways to accomplish a needed function.
For example, if one hemisphere of the brain is damaged, the intact hemisphere may take over some of its functions. The brain compensates for damage in effect by reorganizing and forming new connections between intact neurons. In order to reconnect, the neurons need to be stimulated through activity.
Neuroplasticity sometimes may also contribute to impairment. For example, people who are deaf may suffer from a continual ringing in their ears (tinnitus), the result of the rewiring of brain cells starved for sound. For neurons to form beneficial connections, they must be correctly stimulated.
Help for Kids
There are many places where you can turn to help , but at Carmel Brain Centers all programs are supervised by dedicated and experienced staff. We offer several methods of ADD treatment for children of all ages.
Help for Adults
At Carmel Brain Centers, we help adults with any neurological issues that they might have. Whether help is required as a result of a Traumatic Brain Injury, a Stroke, or someone needs treatment for something like Adult ADHD, we can help.
Help for Seniors
The brain tends to deteriorate as we age, but we work with clients of all ages to help combat this and come up with solutions. We work with patients who have Dementia and Alzheimer’s , offering memory loss treatments to a range of patients.
- Spectrum Disorders
- Brain Injury
- Memory issues
- Poor focus
- Poor Concentration
- Poor Balance/ Coordination
- And more…..