Dementia Treatment

Dementia Doctor in Dallas, Tx

Advanced adult & pediatric Dementia treatment

Dementia is defined as the loss of regular cognitive functioning, which in other words is the ability to solve problems, think and reason to the extent that it interferes with a person’s daily life. However, the severity of the condition may range from mild initial stages to when the person’s functioning is severely impaired, in which case the patient needs to depend on others for basic activities. 

Dementia affects functions like visual perception, memory, and language skills, amongst others. Sufferers also have a problem paying attention. Often people with the condition have a hard time controlling their emotions, which may change their personalities. 

Dementia occurs when once otherwise healthy neurons in the brain just slowly stop working, may die, or lose connection with other cells in the brain. While it is natural for everyone to lose some neurons progressively as they become older, people with dementia experience a more significant loss in a shorter time. However, it (dementia) shouldn’t be mistaken for age-related memory loss, which isn’t disabling. 

Who commonly Suffers from Dementia?

Dementia is commonly associated with people of an older age. Almost 50% of all people who are around 85 years of age have some form of dementia. But it isn’t a normal part of aging. It isn’t uncommon for people in their 90s and even beyond to have no signs of dementia. However, what causes dementia can vary greatly. Most people that have dementia also have Alzheimer’s disease or some other closely related disorder that shares the same characteristics as Alzheimer’s disease. 

When a patient has more than one dementia disorder, it is referred to as mixed dementia. Some people may experience mixed dementia, which is caused or related to Alzheimer’s neurodegenerative process, or some other neurodegenerative condition. However, diseases like Huntington’s Disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease can cause dementia-like symptoms or even dementia. 

Common risk factors of dementia are stroke, advanced age, poorly controlled diabetes, thickening of the blood vessel walls, and high blood pressure. 

Treating Dementia

At present, there is no cure for dementia. However, doctors will prescribe drugs like donepezil, galantamine, and rivastigmine to improve or, in some cases, stabilize memory and help with thinking skills. 

Limited research suggests that drugs can improve a person’s memory if they suffer from Alzheimer’s and those with early onset of vascular dementia. A couple of diseases that may occur at the same time with dementia, like diabetes and depression, are treatable. Other drugs are used to maintain certain symptoms and address behavioral issues. 

Usually, the patient will need the help of doctors, speech therapists, physical therapists, and nurses who are familiar with the disorder, especially in advanced stages. 

Dementia associated symptoms may occur and can be treated on case by case basis. Behavioral issues are also addressed to assure the patient’s safety.  Frequent follow up visits are usually required to make sure the medications are producing the desired effects, and to adjust treatment as needed. 

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Dr. Al-Shareef is a fabulous neurologist and an even better human being. He takes the time to listen to the patient (and her daughter!). He looks at the whole person and tailors care based on their specific circumstances. He’s reliable, dependable, trustworthy, knowledgeable, and, most importantly, he says it like it is. As a result of Dr Al-Shareef’s insight, my mother is off a bunch of medicines, safer (reduced balance issues means less falling), doing more, and happier. If I could rate him higher than 5 stars, I would.
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