Neurological Services


Dementia is defined as the progressive loss of cognitive function. While memory loss may be one of the features of Dementia, there are other domains of cognitive function such as logic/reasoning, appropriate behavioral responses, speech, and language processing as well as visuospatial skills that may be adversely impacted.

It’s very important to confirm the diagnosis of Dementia and ensure there aren’t any reversible conditions which may have been misdiagnosed as Dementia. In evaluating this condition, we may order further tests such as further Neuroimaging (MRI Brain or PET CT Brain imaging) as well as blood tests. In some instances, we may order an Electroencephalogram (EEG).

It’s important for family members or friends to accompany these patients to appointments as we require collateral history and information on the living(home) situation to gauge for any potential safety concerns.


What You Need To Know

Alzheimer’s Dementia (AD) is one type of Dementia. There are many different types of Dementia such as Lewy Body Dementia and Vascular Dementia to name a few.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a cure for Dementia. It is considered a neurodegenerative process, which means with time, the symptoms worsen. There are medications which may slow down the rate of loss but most of the treatments are geared at symptom control.
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