Geriatric Specialty Care
Treatment for dementia needs to take into account the many complex ways this condition can impact a person and their family. If your loved one is suffering from dementia, getting medical support is essential. Family Medicine and Geriatric Center is here for you.
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Treat, Monitor, and Manage
Here at FMGC, we know that dementia can impact every aspect of a person’s life, and we work to provide the medical support needed to manage this complex condition. Treatment includes both pharmacological and behavioral care, guided by a carefully crafted treatment plan. If you or your loved one is showing signs of dementia, we can provide a diagnosis of one of the causes of dementia and show you the path forward. You can get capable dementia care from the physicians at FMGC in Edinburg.
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What You Need To Know About Dementia and Your Loved One
Symptoms of Dementia
Dementia is associated with impaired cognitive abilities, such as memory problems and difficulty thinking and making decisions. These problems often progress to a point at which they interfere with a person’s ability to perform everyday tasks.
Progression of Dementia
In some cases, the symptoms of dementia may develop rapidly over a few months, but in most cases, the symptoms will develop slowly over several years. All types of dementia get worse with time.
Treatment for Dementia
There is no known cure for dementia, but there are medications available to help relieve and manage some of the symptoms. It’s worth keeping in mind that these medications may not work for everyone and may help some individuals more than others.
Alzheimer’s disease is the top cause of dementia. This condition often progresses from mild memory loss to severe functional impairment, with memory, language, and thoughts affected. Medical support is essential for managing and handling this process.
Parkinson’s disease is a neurological condition that affects a person’s memory, mobility, and movement control. Parkinson’s usually begins as a set of mild symptoms but progresses until even everyday abilities such as walking and eating are lost. While the condition can’t be cured, medical treatment can help relieve some symptoms.
Vascular dementia is a type of brain circulation issue that can be caused by strokes and heart disease. A lack of blood flow in the brain results in memory loss and judgment and reasoning issues, developing over time. Medical treatment can help slow the effects of vascular dementia.
Lewy Body Dementia
Another neurological condition, Lewy body dementia (LBD) is caused when abnormal protein deposits, or Lewy bodies, develop in the brain. These deposits lead to a wide variety of neurological effects, including memory and cognition problems and visual hallucinations. There is no cure for LBD, but some symptoms may respond to medical treatment.