Dementia Specialist

Complete Neurological Care

Adult and Child Neurology & Epileptology located in New York & New Jersey

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 Q & A

What is dementia?

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. 

What causes dementia?

Dementia may occur from many causes. Knowing the cause of your dementia helps determine the best treatment. 

Common types of dementia include:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Vascular dementia
  • Fronto-temporal dementia
  • Lewy body dementia

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. 

What happens during a dementia evaluation?

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:

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG) to exclude seizures or encephalopathy
  • Brain neuroimaging to look for degenerative disease
  • Carotid or transcranial doppler study to check for vascular dementia
  • Blood work to look for vitamin deficiencies
  • Evoke potential to measure electrical activity in certain areas of the brain

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. 

How is dementia treated?

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.