Overview of Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's disease (AD) affects approximately five million people in America. It is the most common cause of dementia, a disorder in which cognitive functions deteriorate. While the disease is more common in people over 65, several hundred thousand people in their 40s or 50s can suffer from early-onset AD, other types of dementia or age related-cognitive difficulties.
Alzheimer's Disease Treatment
Despite its growing prevalence, the causes of AD are still unclear. There are still numerous questions about the disease and its impact on patients and their families that have yet to be fully understood.
Currently, there is no cure for the condition. However, there are medications available that can slow the progression of the disease.
Treatment plans for patients will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of Alzheimer's Disease and personal preferences. Options may include:
Specialized Care Centers for Alzheimer's Disease
Scott & White Neuroscience Institute
A nationally recognized team who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's is available at the Scott & White Neuroscience Institute in Temple, Texas. Our medical professionals include neurologists and neuropsychologists. Working together, they can help determine if you have Alzheimer's or possibly another type of dementia.
Contact the Scott & White Neuroscience Institute at 254.724.4179 for specific information on the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
AT&T Memory Center
Baylor Neuroscience Center's AT&T Memory Center is an outpatient program located at 9101 N. Central Expressway in Dallas.; The sole purpose of the center is to help the patient by evaluating their memory and determining if they have a memory disorder.
If you think that you are experiencing memory loss and would like to schedule an appointment, call 214.818.5765.