Dementia Services Offered In Alpharetta, GA

About Dementia

Dementia describes a group of disorders that interferes with one’s ability to recall information, reason, communicate, and make decisions. Dementia is characterized by progressive loss of intellectual functioning, language, problem solving, and/or other cognitive capabilities that are severe enough to interfere with everyday life. A few examples of dementia include:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Vascular dementia
  • Parkinson's dementia
  • Lewy body dementia
  • Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)
  • Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA)
  • Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD)
  • Huntington's disease

  • Dementia can also arise from medical conditions such as autoimmune diseases or a nutritional deficiency. In many cases, this type of dementia improves when the underlying disease is treated.

    Dementia Q & A

    What symptoms occur due to dementia?

    Dementia progresses at a different pace for each person, but as symptoms appear, one may experience:

  • Memory loss (especially forgetting recently learned information)
  • Difficulty communicating (speaking and writing)
  • Trouble planning, organizing, or solving problems
  • Getting lost in familiar places
  • Struggling with directions
  • Inability to complete everyday tasks
  • Changes in walking and/or balance problems
  • Changes in personality, mood, and behaviors

  • How is dementia diagnosed?

    Dr. Greene completes physical, neurological, and cognitive evaluations. She uses various assessment tools that evaluate brain functions such as memory, attention, concentration, and reasoning. In some cases, an MRI of the brain may be ordered to rule out problems like tumors, clots, and bleeding.

    How is dementia treated?
    Medications for Alzheimer’s disease may slow down memory loss and improve cognitive function.

    If you or a loved one have signs of dementia, call Greene Neurological and Medical Consulting to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online today.