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
Dargelis Chi, MD
Medical Specialties
Neurology, Dementia, Headaches/Migraines, Neuropathy, Numbness, Stroke, Vertigo
Location
9970 Central Park Boulevard, Suite 207
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Jeffrey Gelblum, MD
Medical Specialties
Alzheimer's Cannabis Medical Treatment, Dementia, Electromyography, Epilepsy, Headaches/Migraines, Parkinson’s Disease, Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy, Seizures, Pain Management, , COVID-19 Long Haulers, Neuro2Go
Location
2801 NE 213 Street, Suite 1004
Aventura, FL 33180
Ajay Pandey, MD
Medical Specialties
Neurology, Migraines, Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis
Location
6200 Sunset Drive, Suite 305
South Miami, FL 33143
Bertha Fonseca, MD
Medical Specialties
Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s Disease
Location
747 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Suite 411
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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
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, Suite 207
Boca Raton, FL 33428

4600 Linton Boulevard, Suite 240
Delray Beach, FL 33445
Bruce Kohrman, MD
Medical Specialties
Neurology, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Migraine, Parkinson’s Disease, Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease
Location
6200 Sunset Drive, Suite 305
South Miami, FL 33143
Bruce S. Zaret, MD, FAAN
Medical Specialties
Neurophysiology, Epilepsy, Headaches/Migraines, Dementia, Vertigo
Location
260 SW 84 Avenue, Suite C
Plantation, FL 33324-2709
Carlos Ramirez-Calderon, MD
Medical Specialties
Multiple Sclerosis, Dementia, Seizures, Headaches
Location
9240 Sunset Drive, Suite 238
Miami, FL 33173
Christopher Jimenez, MD
Medical Specialties
General Neurology, Dementia, Electromyography, Epilepsy, Headaches/Migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Parkinson’s Disease, and Stroke
Location
6200 Sunset Drive, Suite 305
South Miami, FL 33143

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