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Memory Disorders

Memory Disorders

Memory disorders aren’t just debilitating — they may be a sign of an underlying medical problem. At the Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders (DCND), providing services to adults in Dayton, Centerville, Springfield, Eaton, Wilmington, Hillsboro, Beavercreek, and Huber Heights, Ohio, the skilled neurology experts diagnose and treat memory disorders to maximize your quality of life. If you need their help, the first step is getting a referral from your primary care physician. Then, the office will call you to set up your appointment.

Memory Disorders Q & A

What are memory disorders?

Memory disorders are conditions that affect memory or the ability to remember things and maintain clear cognitive functioning. The Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders team pinpoints the root cause of memory problems and finds ways to slow their progression. They are highly skilled, with many years of experience. 

What are the different types of memory disorders?

Examples of memory disorders include:

  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Mixed dementia 
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Vascular dementia 
  • Frontotemporal dementia 
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
  • Progressive supranuclear palsy
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • Dementia with Lewy bodies
  • Multiple sclerosis 
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Huntington disease

The Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders team uses the latest advances in technologies and treatments to minimize your symptoms and reduce the risk or worsening problems.

What are the symptoms of memory disorders?

The symptoms of memory disorders often include:

  • Memory loss
  • Reduced cognitive ability
  • Negative social behaviors
  • Language problems
  • Confusion
  • Inability to effectively communicate
  • Inability to learn new things
  • Reduced problem-solving skills
  • Repeating questions
  • Difficulty with reasoning
  • Problems managing money 
  • Wandering
  • Getting lost
  • Paranoia 
  • Diminished ability to complete simple daily tasks

Your symptoms may be mild to severe or progressively worsen over time if not addressed.

What can cause memory disorders?

Memory disorders may develop due to damage in certain parts of the brain that reduces its ability to retain, store, and remember events or people. 

Risk factors for memory disorders include:

  • Strokes
  • Infections
  • Medications
  • Aging
  • Brain tumors
  • Cancer treatments
  • Head trauma
  • Brain infections
  • Major surgery
  • Stress
  • Genetics
  • Nutrient deficiencies 

Memory disorders can also appear without any known risk factors.

How are memory disorders diagnosed?

The Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders team diagnoses memory disorders after completing comprehensive physical and neurological examinations. They discuss your medical history, symptoms, lifestyle habits, medications, and more. 

You might need blood tests, neurological tests, cognitive tests, a lumbar puncture (spinal tap), a CT scan, an MRI, or a PET scan.

How are memory disorders treated?

The Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders offers numerous treatments for memory disorders, depending on the condition you have and its severity. You might be a candidate for:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Diet and nutrition modifications
  • Medications
  • Avoiding alcohol and drugs
  • Neurological rehabilitation 
  • Exercise
  • Social interactions
  • Onsite infusions
  • Clinical trials

Your personalized treatment plan depends on the cause of memory issues and often consists of a combination of highly effective neurology solutions.

Schedule a memory disorder evaluation at the Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders by phone today after a referral from your health care provider.