If you think something is wrong with your memory, it probably means that there is something wrong. Especially if friends and loved ones are noticing signs too. So, when should you get about ready for dementia? Whenever you or someone else suspects anything wrong, it is always better to be safe than sorry.
Did you know that a neuropsychologist could possibly find any neurological issues much sooner, before you even think something is wrong? That is why it is a good idea to be proactive and get routinely evaluated as you age. Plus, early detection can help you maintain a longer level of independence and give you more time to plan your future. Not to mention cognitive intervention early on can help mitigate the onset of dementia.
How to Get Evaluated
Dementia diagnosis is made after a complete assessment which includes:
• Medical history
• Physical exam
• Neurological exam
• Mental status exam
• Bring imagery
I’ll be alert to these warnings signs and listen to others if they show concern:
• Memory loss not related to normal aging and disrupts daily life
• Challenges planning and problem solving
• Difficulty with familiar tasks
• Confusion with time and places
• Trouble understanding visual images
• Increase in poor judgment
• Change in mood and personality
Brain Health for Life
There are ways to mitigate dementia. Maintaining an active lifestyle and exercising your brain can preserve the quality and quantity of life. If you are interested in learning more about brain aging, dementia prevention or would like to get evaluated, contact our office today!
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