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
(954) 979-1212

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
(305) 936-9393

Jennifer Buczyner, MD
Medical Specialties
Stroke, Electromyography, Headaches/Migraines, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neuropathy, Parkinson's disease, ALS, Myasthenia Gravis, Neuro2Go
Location

601 University Boulevard, Suite 102
Jupiter, FL 33458
(561) 909-0080

Jennifer Montanti, MD
Medical Specialties
Dementia, Headaches/Migraines, Neurology, Stroke
Location

21000 NE 28th Avenue
Aventura, FL 33180
(305) 933-5993

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
(305) 857-9996

Jonathan Cross, MD
Medical Specialties
Back Pain, Dizziness, Facial Pain, Gait Disorders, Headaches/Migraines, Movement Disorders, Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Numbness
Location

21000 NE 28th Avenue, Suite 205
Aventura, FL 33180
(305) 933-5993

Jorge Herrera, PsyD
Medical Specialties
Neuropsychology, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, Frontotemporal Dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Vascular Dementia, Cerebellar Tumors
Location

385 Alhambra Circle, Suite C
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 445-3222

Julie Schwartzbard, MD, FAAN
Medical Specialties
Electromyography, Neuromuscular Disorders, Dementia, Headaches/Migraines
Location

21000 NE 28th Avenue, Suite 205
Aventura, FL 33180
(305) 933-5993

Leonard Cohen, MD
Medical Specialties
Dementia, Headaches/Migraines, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke
Location

21000 N.E. 28th Avenue, Suite 205
Aventura, FL 33180
(305) 933-5993

Lourdes Lago, MD
Medical Specialties
Alzheimer’s Disease, Botox Injections, Concussion, Dementia, Dizziness, Facial Pain, Headaches/Migraines, Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology, Numbness, Parkinson’s Disease, Seizures, Stroke, Tourette Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, Tremors
Location

1999 SW 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33145
(786) 636-8868

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