Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care
Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia, a term for serious memory loss, that causes problems with thinking, reasoning, performing familiar tasks and which changes personality and behavior. It results from the progressive loss of brain cells and worsens over time.
We can help with your diagnosis
Experts estimate a skilled physician can diagnose Alzheimer's disease with more than 90 percent accuracy. The first step in following up on symptoms is finding a doctor you feel comfortable with. Many people contact their regular primary care physician or internist about their concerns regarding memory loss, and primary care doctors often oversee the diagnostic process themselves.
Referral to a neurologist
Your doctor will evaluate your overall health and identify any conditions that could affect how well your mind is working. Your doctor may refer you to a neurologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's and other dementias.
Caring for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia can be a difficult physical, emotional, and mental challenge. Our Dementia & Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support program provides information, education and support to caregivers managing the complex needs of those living with a dementia.