Alzheimer’s Treatment

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Alzheimer’s Treatment services offered in San Fernando, CA

If you or a loved one struggles with memory impairment caused by Alzheimer’s disease, help is available at San Fernando Medical Center in San Fernando, California. Robert Partovy, DO, and his skilled team offer memory evaluations and various Alzheimer’s treatments to minimize symptoms and reduce worsening dementia. Call the office to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.

Alzheimer’s Treatment Q&A

What is Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a common cognitive disease that usually appears in older adults. It causes memory problems and other crippling symptoms. About 5.8 million Americans 65 and older have the disease. While there’s no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, treatment can slow the disease’s progress and maximize your quality of living.

What are the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease?

The common symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are:

  • Memory loss
  • Losing items easily
  • Forgetting names, conversations, and appointments
  • Getting lost in familiar places
  • Repeating questions or comments over and over
  • Difficulty finding words or identifying objects
  • Poor decision-making
  • Problems with personal hygiene
  • Poor planning
  • Forgetting how to complete basic tasks
  • Personality changes
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Social withdrawal
  • Sleeping changes
  • Wandering
  • Delusions

Alzheimer’s disease tends to gradually worsen when left untreated. While not curable, Alzheimer’s treatment reduces the chance of debilitating complications.

What are the benefits of Alzheimer’s treatment?

The main benefit of Alzheimer’s treatment is the slowed progression of cognitive impairment. Treatment also improves the quality of life for you or a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, making it easier to complete simple daily tasks.

Do I need Alzheimer’s treatment?

To determine if you or a loved one needs Alzheimer’s treatment, a senior care specialist reviews their medical history, symptoms, medications, and lifestyle. They check vital signs, complete physical and neurological exams, and order bloodwork or other diagnostic tests when needed.

The San Fernando Medical Center team also completes a mental health exam to assess memory, mood, and overall cognitive function. They might recommend an MRI, CT scan, or another imaging procedure before developing an Alzheimer’s treatment plan.

How is Alzheimer’s disease treated?

The most effective Alzheimer’s treatments include:

Lifestyle changes

Making healthy lifestyle changes can slow Alzheimer’s disease progression. Eat nutritious foods, get regular exercise and plenty of sleep, and keep stress levels as low as possible.

Medication

Medication is a standard Alzheimer’s treatment. Medicines can minimize Alzheimer’s disease symptoms to help you or a loved one maintain the best quality of life possible.

Dietary supplements

Taking specific dietary supplements can sustain brain health in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Your San Fernando Medical Center specialist lets you know which supplements are best for you or a family member.

Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about Alzheimer’s treatment at San Fernando Medical Center.

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