Overview of Dementia
Dementia is the name for a group of brain conditions that make it harder to remember, reason and communicate. With dementia, nerve cells in the brain are gradually damaged or destroyed. Over time, parts of the brain begin to shrink. This often starts in the part of the brain that controls memory, reasoning and personality.
Read more information about dementia symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment.
At present, there's no cure for dementia. But with proper care, many people can live comfortably for years. Some treatments can help slow the progression of symptoms, such as memory loss. Others can help ease mood, behavior and sleep problems.
Treatment plans for patients will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of dementia and personal preferences.
Specialized Care Centers for Dementia
Scott & White Neuroscience Institute
A nationally recognized team who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of dementia 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.
AT&T Memory Cente
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.