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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
  • Personality

Alzheimer'​s disease is the most common cause of dementia.


Dementia treatment options

At present, there's no cure for dementia. But with proper care, many people can live comfortably for years. Some dementia treatments can help slow the progression of symptoms, such as memory loss. Others can help ease mood, behavior and sleep problems.

Dementia treatment plans for patients will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of dementia and personal preferences.

  • Medication​
  • Activities and exercise
  • Clinical trials (when appropriate)​

Specialized care centers

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Baylor Scott & White Neur​​oscienc​​​e Institute
A nationally recognized team who specializes in Alzheimer's disease diagnosis and treatment is available at the Baylor 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 disease or possibly another type of dementia.
AT&T Memory Center
Baylor Neuroscience Center's AT&T Memory Center is an outpatient program located 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.​​​
Find comprehensive neuroscience care
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