Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive neurological disorder which destroys many important mental functions of an individual, including one’s memory. The symptoms observed will worsen over time as the disease progresses. In the early stages, one might experience mild dementia but as the disease progresses to late stage Alzheimer’s Disease, it is possible that one might be unable to respond to their environment or even maintain a conversation.
Signs and symptoms
- Unusual difficulty recalling incidents
- Confusion with time and place
- Difficulty completing a routine task at home or work
- Routinely misplace possessions
- Losing your way in familiar places
- Out of character mood changes
- Difficulty in finding words to express yourself
- Poor understanding of safety risks
Note: these are just a few signs and symptoms provided for informational purposes. Do not attempt self-diagnosis based on this list.
Although there is no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease currently, there are drugs and non-drug treatments to help slow down the progression of the dementia symptoms and improve the quality of life for both Alzheimer’s Disease patients and their caregivers.
Northern Neurology Specialties, Dr. Bressler and our Team – Experts You Can Trust for Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment
A correct diagnosis is key in providing the medical care and treatment that a patient suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease needs. At our neurology practice, Dr. Bressler conducts a thorough neurological examination and testing procedures to provide an accurate diagnosis. If you are a caregiver, our team and extended team of medical professionals and staff will also equip you with the necessary skills so that you may provide the best care for a patient inflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease effectively. Contact us today to talk to a specialist and let Dr. Bressler and her staff work with you on a treatment plan and supportive staff that will assist with you and your loved ones manage your condition.