In the United States, about five million adults 65 years of age and older have dementia. Though often associated with aging, dementia isn’t a normal part of the aging process. Complete Neurological Care specializes in diagnosing and treating dementia. To schedule a consultation for yourself or a loved one, call the New York City office in Forest Hills or Astoria, Queens, or in the Financial District, Midtown, or Washington Heights, Manhattan, Valley Stream or Hicksville, New York, or Passaic, New Jersey, today. You can also request an appointment online.
Dementia is a medical term that describes a person’s inability to remember things, think clearly, or make decisions, affecting their quality of life.
Though dementia is more common in older adults, it’s not a normal part of the aging process.
For those who have dementia, they may find their forgetfulness and cognitive changes terrifying. If you or someone you love is having trouble remembering things, schedule a consultation at Complete Neurological Care.
The dementia and memory specialists at Complete Neurological Care understand how to diagnose and manage problems related to memory.
Dementia may occur from many causes. Knowing the cause of your dementia helps determine the best treatment.
Common types of dementia include:
Dementia may also occur after head trauma, from a tumor, or depression. You may also develop problems with memory from certain medications or abuse of alcohol. Vitamin deficiencies may also lead to dementia.
When you visit Complete Neurological Care for a dementia evaluation, you can expect a comprehensive exam. The dementia and memory specialists utilize many innovative diagnostic tests to find the cause of your memory problem.
Testing may include:
Complete Neurological Care recommends scheduling a consultation as soon as you experience changes in memory. An early diagnosis may help you better manage the disease and improve your overall quality of life.
Complete Neurological Care customizes dementia treatment based on the underlying cause. For dementia from neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, treatment focuses on alleviating symptoms and preventing further damage.
For reversible causes of dementia, like vitamin deficiencies or medication use, your provider recommends specific treatments to address the underlying cause of your memory loss to improve brain health, thinking, and memory.
Don’t ignore your memory changes; call Complete Neurological Care, or schedule a dementia consultation online today.