An estimated 7 million Americans over age 65 have dementia in a given year. To slow down the progress of memory loss and other dementia symptoms, Primary Care of Telfair – Aaliya Amer MD offers comprehensive dementia treatment plans. Dr. Amer specializes in creating care plans to improve your quality of life, your memory, and your ability to care for yourself. She also provides resources that help you cope with the impact dementia can have on your life. Call the office in Sugar Land, Texas, to schedule a dementia treatment consultation or book an appointment online today.
Dementia is a condition that causes a loss of cognitive function. This disease affects your ability to think, make decisions, and remember information. As dementia progresses, it can interfere with your quality of life and ability to care for yourself.
There are several types of dementia that can cause cognitive decline. One of the most common types is Alzheimer’s disease, which develops when an abnormal buildup of proteins occurs in the brain and changes how it functions.
While there’s no cure for dementia, you may need treatment to slow down the progression of the disease. Primary Care of Telfair – Aaliya Amer MD offers comprehensive dementia treatments to address your symptoms.
You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Primary Care of Telfair – Aaliya Amer MD if you have symptoms of dementia. Early diagnosis of symptoms ensures you receive the care you need and can make your treatment more effective.
Symptoms of dementia can include:
Dr. Amer evaluates your symptoms and performs a physical exam. She may order blood tests, a brain scan, or other diagnostic tests to rule out conditions that can cause symptoms similar to dementia.
If you have dementia, Dr. Amer can discuss your options for treatment and design a care plan to slow down the progression of the disease.
There are medications Dr. Amer can use in your dementia treatment that temporarily improve your dementia symptoms. Some work by enhancing levels of chemical messengers in your brain that contribute to judgment and memory.
You may also need other medications that help treat side effects of dementia, such as hallucinations and depression.
Dr. Amer can also refer you for occupational therapy to learn ways to care for yourself safely in your home and prevent falls and incidents that can cause physical harm. You and your loved ones may also benefit from other support services that help you cope with the changes that dementia can cause in your life.
Schedule a consultation online to learn more about dementia treatment or call Primary Care of Telfair – Aaliya Amer MD today.