Subjective Cognitive Impairment (SCI)

Subjective cognitive impairment (SCI), also known as subjective memory disorder, is when a patient reports a worsening of their thinking abilities, including memory, but the decline cannot be verified by standard tests.

Treating Subjective Cognitive Impairment (SCI)

One of the biggest advantages Dr. Sharlin provides his patients with it his unique toolbox. As both a licensed neurologist and certified functional medicine doctor he is able to provide both traditional neurology care along with advanced laboratory testing and his Brain Tune Up! program that he successfully reversed cognitive impairment.

Patients who have come to Sharlin Health and Neurology in the “Subjective Cognitive Impairment” stage have the single great opportunity to reduce their likelihood of ever developing mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease.


Patients with SCI report symptoms similar to those of mild cognitive impairment, but presently these symptoms don't often significantly affect a patient's daily activities.

Increasing Forgetfulness

Losing train of thought

Struggle to make decisions


Causes and Risk Factors

Because it is hard to evaluate subjective cognitive impairment through standard testing, the condition is not well understood. Depression has been linked to cognitive impairment and memory loss. Other risk factors associated with memory loss include:

High Cholesterol

High blood pressure



Lack of exercise

Socially disengaged


Protect Against Coronavirus: Doing our Part to Help you

In these difficult times we want to share with you some brief bullet-points about Sharlin Health and Neurology and COVID-19:
  • First and foremost, we want you to know that the safety and well-being of each and every one of you is number one importance to us. If you have a chronic lung condition or another health reason that would make you susceptible to the more severe effects of the coronavirus, we want you to stay at home.
  • Sharlin Health and Neurology is considered an “essential” business because we provide critically needed care to those with neurological disease in our community. Despite the threat of the coronavirus conditions like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, seizures, migraine, MS, and other neurological diseases do not go away. We are a privately-owned neurology practice here to serve our community.
  • We follow all CDC guidelines for protection against the dissemination of coronavirus. There have not been any known cases of coronavirus in our office, among staff and those customers who have entered our door. 
  • We have six available exam rooms in our clinic and every effort will be made to prevent patients from having to stay in our waiting room. We can move you quickly from the reception desk to a private exam room, and have the doctor meet you there.
  • If you are sequestered at home, it may be possible to visit with you by telemedicine. We have the capability of using a telemedicine portal though the smart phone or computer that is HIPAA compliant and allows us to see you and speak with you. Alternatively, we can speak by telephone. Please ask our receptionist.
  • If you do come to our clinic for a doctor visit or a need a test please do not touch any surfaces you can avoid touching, and come by yourself or – if you do need to have someone with you – have them bring you to the door and we will help you from that point. If they wait in their vehicle, we can call them when you are finished.
  • If you have had contact with a person with known or suspected COVID-19, have had contact with a person coughing or with fever in the past 14 days, or you yourself have a fever, cough, or runny nose in the past 14 days, please let us know and we will either reschedule you or schedule you a telemedicine visit. 

If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 please reach out to your nearest medical center. We will not be testing patients at Sharlin Health and Neurology. 

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