Alzheimer's & memory disorders care
Occasionally forgetting things is normal. Everyone forgets an old friend's name or where they left their keys from time to time. But when forgetting becomes a more regular occurrence, or when someone begins to forget things they've known for years or how to complete routine tasks, it might be time for an assessment by a professional to determine if these lapses could be symptoms a bigger concern.
The providers at Novant Health Winston Neurology regularly assess and create management plans for memory disorders including:
While memory loss is a common symptom of dementia, it is not the only sign. Dementia is diagnosed in patients with problems with multiple brain functions. If you or a loved one are having difficulty completing simple daily tasks or controlling emotions, a dementia assessment could lead to help controlling symptoms and stopping their progression.
Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative type of dementia. It causes memory loss, and affects thinking and behavior. Often, Alzheimer's disease progresses to interfere with daily tasks or even carry on conversations. While treatment cannot stop or cure the disease, treatment can slow the progress of Alzheimer's and give sufferers a better quality of life.
If you or a loved one are experiencing memory problems, problems completing daily tasks or problems having conversations, ask your primary care provider for a referral to Novant Health Winston Neurology.