Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a debilitating, life-altering disease that attacks the brain. There is no simple test to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. When Alzheimer’s disease is suspected, it is important to have a thorough medical and neurological evaluation to identify treatable disorders with Alzheimer’s-like symptoms. Its primary symptom is progressive memory loss, but difficulties with vision, language skills, and emotional control are also common. At some point, a person with Alzheimer’s disease will require 24-hour care and assistance with daily activities such as eating, grooming, and toileting. Because its impact on the affected person is so great, it profoundly affects family and caregivers.
While currently there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there are some treatments that help manage the symptoms. It is best to be evaluated when the symptoms are just starting, early in the course as more options are available for symptom control and stability, which can slow down and even possibly alter the course of this disease. Your provider at Midtown Neurology will create a care plan specific to each patient.
Call 404-653-0039 to schedule a consultation for Alzheimer’s care in the Atlanta area.