Dementia & Alzheimer’s Treatment in NYC
Diagnosing and Treating Potential Neurological Concerns
Do you have memory trouble or possibly the early warning signs of dementia or alzheimer’s? Problems related to forgetfulness or dementia can be terrifying for a patient and cause difficulty with even the most simple day-to-day tasks. You may have trouble remembering people or events in the past, recent or distant. You may find yourself confused or substituting words with incorrect alternatives during conversation. Many people even become lost when walking or driving around normally familiar places. Fortunately, the neurology team at Complete Neurological Care understands how to diagnose and potentially treat/manage problems related to memory.
What Causes Memory Issues?
The cause of your memory loss will dictate what treatment or management will be prescribed. In many cases, the issue is the result of a disease, such as:
- Vascular dementia
- Frontolobral dementia
- Lewy Body dementia
- Alzheimer’s Disease
There are also a number of other factors that can lead to forgetfulness, including:
- Head trauma
- Use of certain medications
- An under active thyroid gland
How Will the Doctors Diagnose the Problem?
At Complete Neurological Care, our doctors can perform a number of diagnostic exams. From monitoring blood flow in the brain to examining the electrical activity within your brain, these tests allow our team to diagnose the cause of your memory problems.
Possible exams may include:
- Electroencephalogram (to exclude seizures/encephalopathy)
- Brain neuroimaging (to detect degenerative disease)
- Carotid/Transcranial doppler (to rule out vascular dementia)
- Blood work (to exclude reversible causes)
- Evoke Potential (particularly is the issue may related to MS)
We will be happy to answer any questions you have during the diagnostic process and will carefully explain what each procedure involves. Remember, the earlier the problem is diagnosed the greater the chance of successfully treating or managing the issue. Don’t ignore the symptoms we discussed above, see our team right away.
What are My Treatment Options?
That depends on the cause of your neurological issue. If the issue is a disease, then early diagnosis can help you better manage the disease. Other factors besides disease may mean the problem can be treated. We will discuss your options following a diagnosis and if necessary, may refer you to a specialist.
If you require treatment to address issues related to memory dysfunctions, then schedule your appointment today with Complete Neurological Care doctors. Located in Queens, Manhattan, and Long Island. We offer the skills and technology necessary to diagnose and treat common neurological concerns.
Contact our office locations for more information.