First Choice Neurology

Dementia

Dementia is a loss of cognitive function associated with a number of neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy Body Dementia, Huntington’s Disease and Traumatic Brain Injury. People with dementia may have problems with short-term memory, keeping track of everyday items such as their keys or wallet, paying bills, grocery shopping or cleaning the house. While it is not a normal part of aging, it mainly affects older people.

There are an estimated 50 million people living with dementia worldwide. There are many causes. Some are reversible and some are progressive. The earlier it is diagnosed, the more it can improve your quality of life. Some conditions can be very progressive. This means you might not notice symptoms right away because they start out slowly and gradually get worse. It may be hard to notice the difference between old age memory loss, and dementia.

Dementia is not a disease. It is a term that describes symptoms associated with declining memory. It is also a term used when a person’s thinking skills are severe enough to reduce the ability to perform everyday activities. Being diagnosed is often a frightening experience.

Warning Signs

  • Personality changes – a sudden change in personality or mood
  • Loss of ability to do everyday tasks – such as go grocery shopping or laundry
  • Withdrawal or depression – noticing sadness or lack of excitement for anything
  • Concentration – not able to focus on a task or conversation
  • Disorientation – not knowing where they are or the time
  • Problems with language – not being able to find the right words or form sentences
  • Vision changes – difficulties with visual perception
Ajay Pandey, MD
Medical Specialties
Neurology, Migraines, Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Seizures, TBI, Numbness, Stroke, ADHD, Dizziness and balance, Tremors, Spine disorders, Facial pain/Trigeminal neuralgia, Gait disorder, Neuropathy, Syncope, Muscle weakness, Epilepsy and Fainting spells, Sciatica, Neuro-COVID, Movement disorders, Neuro2go
Location

7000 SW 62nd Avenue, Suite 300
South Miami, FL 33143
(305) 665-6501

Bertha Fonseca, MD
Medical Specialties
Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s Disease
Location

747 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Suite 411
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 444-4175

Brad Herskowitz, MD
Medical Specialties
Alzheimer’s Disease, Headaches/Migraines, Neurology, Concussion, Botox® Injection, Stroke, Memory, Neuro2Go
Location

9090 SW 87th Court, Suite 200
Miami, FL 33176
(305) 596-2080

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Brian Costell, MD
Medical Specialties
Alzheimer’s Disease, Cannabis Medical Treatment, Dementia, Electromyography, Epilepsy, Headaches/Migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke
Location

9970 Central Park Boulevard N, Suite 207
Boca Raton, FL 33428
(561) 482-1027

2605 W. Atlantic Avenue, Suite C-102
Delray Beach, FL 33445

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Bruce Kohrman, MD
Medical Specialties
ADHD, Alzheimer’s Disease, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Balance, Botox Injections, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Concussion, Dementia, Dizziness, Electromyography, Epilepsy, Facial Pain, Gait Disorders, Headaches/Migraines, Memory, Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Neck and Back Pain, Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Neuropathy, Neuroradiology, Numbness, Seizures, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Tremors, Vertigo
Location

7000 SW 62nd Avenue, Suite 300
South Miami, FL 33143
(305) 665-6501

Bruce S. Zaret, MD, FAAN
Medical Specialties
Neurophysiology, Epilepsy, Headaches/Migraines, Dementia, Vertigo
Location

260 SW 84 Avenue, Suite C
Plantation, FL 33324-2709
(954) 361-3116

Carlos Ramirez-Calderon, MD
Medical Specialties
Multiple Sclerosis, Dementia, Seizures, Headaches
Location

9240 Sunset Drive, Suite 238
Miami, FL 33173
(305) 412-6363

Christopher Jimenez, MD
Medical Specialties
General Neurology, Dementia, Electromyography, Epilepsy, Headaches/Migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Parkinson’s Disease, and Stroke
Location

7000 SW 62nd Avenue, Suite 300
South Miami, FL 33143
(305) 665-6501

9915 NW 41st Street, Suite 200
Doral, Florida 33177

Dargelis Chi, MD
Medical Specialties
Neurology, Dementia, Headaches/Migraines, Neuropathy, Numbness, Stroke, Vertigo
Location

9970 Central Park Boulevard, Suite 207
Boca Raton, FL 33428
(561) 482-1027

2605 W. Atlantic Avenue, Suite C-102
Delray Beach, FL 33445

Ernesto Alonso, MD
Medical Specialties
Back Pain, Balance, Botulinum Toxins, Concussion, Dementia, Electromyography, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Gait Disorders, Headaches/Migraines, Memory, Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Neck and Back Pain, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neuropathy, Numbness, Pain Management, Parkinson’s Disease, Physical Therapy, Seizures, Sleep Disorders, Spasticity, Stroke, Tingling, Traumatic Brain Injury, Tremors, Vertigo
Location

4241 NW American Lane
Lake City, FL 32055
(386) 288-5311

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