What Exactly are Memory Loss and Dementia?
Sometimes misplacing your keys or forgetting someone’s name does not always indicate that you are suffering from dementia. Progressive memory issues and a reduction in cognitive abilities, on the other hand, maybe early warning symptoms of a more serious illness, such as Alzheimer’s disease, a very well-known and frequent form of dementia. Dementia is an umbrella term for a group of degenerative brain abnormalities that disrupt critical brain functioning and can result in memory loss, cognitive impairment, and personality and behavioral abnormalities.
What Factors Contribute to Memory Loss?
Memory issues can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Heart disease
- Some Medications
- Periodontal Disease
- Sleep Apnea
- Diabetes or Prediabetes
- Chronic Inflammation
- Hypertension or Prehypertension
- Substance Abuse
- Obesity & Poor Diet
- Family history of Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia
Our neurology experts can assist in diagnosing the root causes of dementia in senior citizens.
We deliver treatment to reduce symptoms and stop the progression of the disease.
Dementia Diagnosis and Screening
Our neurology experts can assist in diagnosing the root causes of dementia in senior citizens. We deliver treatment to reduce symptoms and stop the progression of the disease.
It is complicated to accurately diagnose dementia and the type of dementia. Doctors must determine the specific pattern of memory loss and cognitive impairment. Some dementias, such as Alzheimer’s, have biomarkers (measurable indicators) that assist clinicians in making a more accurate diagnosis.
A comprehensive medical history and symptom examination are required before a dementia diagnosis could be made. Your specialist will ask you questions regarding your everyday life and will most likely interview someone close to you, such as a partner or other caregiver. The specialist might also request that you undergo tests to assess your thinking and memory abilities.Your specialist might ask for additional tests and scans in specific cases:
- A PET scan can detect the presence of protein deposition in the brain that is linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
- An MRI or CT scan can capture images of your brain to look for signs of a stroke.
- Lab tests to look for vitamin deficiencies or underlying health issues that can impair cognitive performance, such as a urinary tract infection.
It can be stressful and heart-breaking to discover that someone you care about has memory issues or other cognitive abnormalities. Behavioral changes may cause loved ones to appear to be someone they are not. We will give full examination, diagnosis, treatment, education, and support along your journey.
Patients suffering from memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, and other cognitive illnesses can benefit from our outpatient program, which offers a variety of treatments. Our interdisciplinary team includes physicians, neuropsychologists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and physical, occupational, speech, and recreational therapists. Our mission is to provide patients and their loved ones with a thorough evaluation and treatment plan by integrating solutions that work together to achieve successful and meaningful treatment outcomes.
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