Memory Center Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to CNSI Memory Center frequently asked questions.

What is dementia?

Dementia refers to a group of symptoms resulting from damage to a person’s brain cells. Dementia is not a disease itself. Some symptoms of dementia are reversible, but others, mainly those that result from a progressive brain disorder, are permanent.

What causes dementia?

Dementia can be caused by trauma, such as brain injury, by an illness or infection, or a disorder affecting the brain. Alzheimer’s Disease is a common cause of dementia.

What are some signs of dementia?

Dementia affects cognitive function, reasoning, and ability to perform everyday tasks. Symptoms may include memory loss, confusion, change in personality, and difficulty with language. 

How is dementia diagnosed?

Physicians may use certain tests to assess a patient’s cognitive ability in order to diagnose dementia. A doctor may order blood tests and imaging screens of the brain to assist in the diagnosis.

How is dementia treated?

Treatment depends on the type of dementia that the patient has. Some symptoms are reversible and can be improved; dementia resulting from nutritional deficiency or trauma may be treated and normal function restored. Dementia that results from progressive disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease are not reversible.

Why should patients choose CNSI’s Memory Center for their care?

The Clinical Neuroscience Institute’s Memory Center is dedicated to the treatment of memory disorders. Our fellowship-trained specialists and skilled providers are specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Our mission is to partner with patients and families to guide them through the processes ahead of them, helping them manage their condition and cope with the changes. At the Clinical Neuroscience’s Memory Center, our priority is helping you maintain your independence as much and for as long as possible, and living your best life.