Dementia is a general term that is used to describe significant impairment in one’s thinking that interferes with their ability to carry out daily functions. There are various types of dementia, the most common being the Alzheimer’s type. Many types of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, are part of a neurodegenerative disease process, and symptoms are permanent and worsen with time. In some cases, however, dementia can be associated with more “reversible” causes, such as medication effects, metabolic and endocrine disorders, and alcohol use. Once these conditions are accurately diagnosed and treatment is initiated, some improvement may be seen. There is no cure for neurodegenerative disease processes, but proper treatment can help slow the progression of the disease but, again, this requires accurate identification and diagnosis.
Proper identification and treatment are and always should be the goal for individuals seeking treatment for disorder concerning for dementia. Anything less than that simply isn’t an option.
This is the principle by which Dr. Anthony De Marco of IGEA Brain, Spine & Orthopedics operates his practice, and it guides the approach to evaluating individuals who may be experiencing dementia and/or a neurodegenerative disease process. A fellowship-trained neuropsychologist, Dr. De Marco employs a consultative and empirically-based approach to comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations, consisting of:
Learn more about neuropsychological services for dementia, memory disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases at IGEA Brain, Spine & Orthopedics. Contact our NJ location today to schedule a consultation with Dr. De Marco.