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
Heather N. Britton, MD
Medical Specialties
Neurology, Movement Disorders, Parkinson's disease, tremors, Dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Epilepsy, Seizures
Location
2825 North State Rd. 7, Suite 207
Margate, FL 33063
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
Jennifer Buczyner, MD
Medical Specialties
Stroke, Electromyography, Headaches/Migraines, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neuropathy, Parkinson's disease, ALS, Myasthenia Gravis, Neuro2Go
Location
3502 Kyoto Gardens Drive, Suite A
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Jennifer Montanti, MD
Medical Specialties
Dementia, Headaches/Migraines, Neurology, Stroke
Location
21000 NE 28th Avenue
Aventura, FL 33180
John Albornoz, MD
Medical Specialties
Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Electromyography, Headaches/Migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Parkinson’s Disease
Location
3659 S. Miami Avenue, Suite 6003
Miami, FL 33133
Julie Schwartzbard, MD, FAAN
Medical Specialties
Electromyography, Neuromuscular Disorders, Dementia, Headaches/Migraines
Location
21000 NE 28th Avenue, Suite 205
Aventura, FL 33180
Leonard Cohen, MD
Medical Specialties
Dementia, Headaches/Migraines, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke
Location
21000 N.E. 28th Avenue, Suite 205
Aventura, FL 33180
Margarita Almeida El-Ramey, DO
Medical Specialties
Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Electromyography, Headaches/Migraines, Neuromuscular Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuro2Go
Location
600 North Hiatus Road, Suite 203B
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Maria Herrera, MD
Medical Specialties
General Neurology, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Dementia, Headache, Parkinson's disease
Location
700 N. Hiatus Road, Suite 203
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Meghan Jacobs, PsyD
Medical Specialties
Neuropsychology
Location
9970 Central Park Blvd., Suite 207
Boca Raton, FL 33428
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