Memory Disorders Treatment Options
Treatment Begins with Detailed Testing
Treatment for memory disorder patients begins with accurate, detailed testing procedures to determine if a condition is Alzheimer’s disease, another type of memory disorder or another condition. Memory loss and other problems with cognition or mood can be due to depression or other causes. That's why a detailed medical evaluation is so important.
Our team includes a neuropsychologist who is specially trained to conduct in-depth testing of each patient’s abstract reasoning, executive functioning and emotional health. Our personalized testing helps correctly identify the cause of a patient’s symptoms so that patients can receive immediate and appropriate treatment.
Comprehensive Treatment Program
Our Memory Disorders Clinic offers a comprehensive treatment program that includes all FDA-approved prescription drugs, as well as over-the-counter herbal supplements that can improve brain function, and occupational and nutritional therapy. Our team not only provides a personalized treatment plan for each patient, we also communicate the patient’s current and future needs to family members and other caregivers. Our team’s social worker trains family members and links caregivers with local support groups and other community resources.
New Prescription Drug Now Available
We offer Alzheimer’s patients a new drug treatment called Namenda®(memantine HCl) that was recently approved by the FDA. Plaque depositions present in the brain of Alzheimer’s patients are usually accompanied by inflammation that causes further damage. Namenda reduces inflammation and has been shown in clinical trials to slow the decline in brain function for these patients. It can be taken alone or with other prescription drugs to improve the lifestyle of many Alzheimer’s patients.
For more information about our Memory Disorders Clinic or the treatment options discussed in this section, please call (727) 461-8635.