Alzheimer's & memory disorders treatment
Occasionally forgetting things is completely normal. Losing track of your keys, forgetting if you took a pill, coming home from the grocery store with the cereal but not the milk - these occasional slips happen to everyone. But if you find yourself or a loved one forgetting more than usual, or not remembering how to complete simple daily tasks, it's time to seek help. Novant Health Neurology Specialists regularly handles memory disorders.
Many older adults begin to notice problems with memory. We evaluate and diagnose memory disorders in adults. If you are concerned about your memory or that of a loved one, a memory assessment can determine if treatment is necessary.
Memory loss is a common symptom of dementia, but is not the only symptom. You cannot be diagnosed with dementia until you have a serious problem with two or more brain functions. People with dementia might not be able to complete normal activities like dressing or bathing, or might lose control of their emotions.
Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative form of dementia. Patients might start out with slight memory problems, and progress to not recognizing family members, or forgetting how to read or write. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease, but treatment can make some of the symptoms less severe.
Novant Health Neurology & Sleep has physicians who are experts in memory disorders, and can help you determine what could be affecting your memory or the memory of a loved one. To make an appointment with a doctor who specializes in memory disorders, please call our office today.
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