Diagnosing and treating cognitive behavioral disorders
Cognitive behavioral neurology relies on a thorough examination, evaluation and testing—such as neuropsychological assessment and structural or functional brain imaging—to help get a full picture of the nature of the condition. Once completed, the cognitive behavioral neurology specialists on the Baylor Scott & White Health medical staff develop a comprehensive plan to diagnose and manage progressive cognitive and behavioral impairments, including:
- Early-onset dementias (beginning before 65 years of age)
- Early-onset or atypical Alzheimer’s disease
- Frontotemporal degeneration or frontotemporal dementia
- Progressive aphasia or language impairments
- Movement disorders with cognitive impairment
The goal of the cognitive behavioral neurology specialists here is to slow disease progression and improve quality of life for these patients.