Alzheimers in Miami, FL
Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute is one of South Florida’s leading treatment centers specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and management of neurological conditions and diseases such as Alzheimer’s. The neurologists and neurosurgeons at our Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale offices deliver expert, personalized care in a welcoming environment.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Like other types of dementia, Alzheimer’s is not treatable, but symptoms can be managed with medication, psychological intervention, and care giving. In severe cases, comprehensive supportive services are required because patients are unable to perform activities of daily living.
What Causes Alzheimer’s?
Less than 5% of Alzheimer’s cases are linked to a specific cause; however, research is showing a strong connection between two abnormalities that are considered the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s. Specifically, clumps of proteins which create plaques and twisted proteins which damage brain cells.
Risk factors include the following:
- Genetics, family history, and aging (almost 50 percent of seniors above age 85 suffer from the condition)
- Previous head trauma
- Mild cognitive impairment
- Poor heart health and unhealthy lifestyle
What Are the Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease?
Symptoms of Alzheimer’s include the following:
- Persistent memory lapses that worsen over time
- Difficulty with differentiating spatial relationships
- Difficulty with formulating words while talking or writing
- Difficulty with reasoning, making judgments, and following directions
- Changes in mood, behavior, and personality
- Taking longer to complete routine tasks
Other signs of Alzheimer’s are delusions, depression, mood swings, sleep disorders, wandering, social withdrawal, and distrust in others.
How Is Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosed and Treated at Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute?
The doctors of Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute perform blood tests, mental status assessments, brain imaging (CT or MRI), and physical and neurological exams to accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s disease.
Medications, exercise, and nutrition have been shown to be effective treatments for the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Supportive services are recommended to assist patients with daily tasks and safety.
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Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute doctors are experts in neurological disease management utilizing the latest techniques and treatment options available. Our patients benefit from individualized treatment plans. We have offices conveniently located in Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale. Please call 786-401-4599 today to schedule your initial consultation!