Dementia & Memory Disorder Diagnosis
If you or a loved one is suffering from dementia, it can be a very difficult process. Dementia is a disease that interferes with many aspects of our daily lives, but through treatment, patients can see an improvement in memory and cognition.
Dementia is marked by a loss of cognitive abilities affecting attention, memory, language and more. It is caused by cell degeneration and usually progresses over time.
Some common signs early warning signs of dementia are:
- Memory loss
- Difficulty concentrating
- Struggling to follow a conversation
- Mood changes
- Being confused about time and place
- Finding it hard to carry out familiar daily tasks.
Types of Dementia
If you are experiencing some of these symptoms, it may be time to schedule an appointment with a specialist. The first step is working with our team of experienced neurologists to narrow the specific diagnosis for you or your loved one.
Dementia is a broad term that encompasses many different conditions. Some types of dementia include:
- Alzheimer's disease
- Familial dementia
- Frontotemporal dementia
- Lewy Body Dementia
- Parkinson’s related Dementia
- Mild cognitive impairment
- Rapidly progressive dementia
- Rare dementia subtypes
- Vascular dementia
- Other disorders of cognitive impairment
Because no single test can diagnose dementia, our team will work with you on a number of tests including cognitive and neurophysical tests or MRI scans to pinpoint your diagnosis.
Comprehensive Dementia & Memory Care Treatment
Once diagnosed, our experienced neurologists will develop the best treatment plan for you or your loved one. For some causes of dementia, there may be curative treatments and for other types of dementia, there may be medications to slow the progression.
There are medications, therapies, and lifestyle or home remedies recommended to treat dementia symptoms. Our team of physicians will create a comprehensive solution that will help you improve memory, and maintain a level of independence and cognition longer.
If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of dementia – contact NASA MRI for an appointment today.