Are you worried about memory loss? Do you have difficulty recalling names? Though mild memory loss is a normal part of aging, if you have concerns, Randi Baculi, MD, and Sanam Zaidi, PA-C, at RHBNeuro can help. They use digital assessment tools to measure memory loss and manage changes. Call the office in Dallas, Texas, or schedule your memory loss consultation online.
Memory loss is when you have unexpected forgetfulness. You might have trouble remembering recent events or recalling names.
Depending on the cause, your memory loss could be temporary or get worse over time.
Mild episodes of forgetfulness are a normal part of the aging process. As you get older, it’s not uncommon to take longer to learn new things or forget things like paying a bill or recalling a name. But severe or sudden changes in memory aren’t normal.
If you have memory changes that concern you, RHBNeuro can measure the extent of your memory loss and provide an appropriate care plan.
Sudden changes in your memory are signs of an underlying medical condition. Some causes of memory loss are fixable, while others are chronic and can gradually get worse. Common causes of memory loss include:
Dementia is a general medical term that includes medical conditions that affect thinking, behavior, and memory. Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia and a common cause of memory loss.
You can expect a compassionate and thorough exam when you visit RHBNeuro for a memory loss consultation. The board-certified neurologist aims to fully understand the extent of your memory loss so that they can create an effective management plan.
Your provider at RHBNeuro reviews your symptoms and your personal and family medical histories. They do physical and neurological exams and run a digital test that measures your memory. They use the test results to monitor your memory changes at future appointments.
Treatment for memory loss depends on what’s causing it. In some cases, memory loss is reversible. For example, if you have memory changes caused by a nutritional deficiency, eating a more nutritious diet will improve your memory.
For chronic conditions that get worse with time, like Alzheimer’s disease, your provider at RHBNeuro usually recommends treatments to manage symptoms (antidepressants, anti-anxiety medication). They also suggest extras like occupational therapy and a home health aid to support your ability to manage your life.
For conditions that cause progressive changes in memory loss, RHBNeuro schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor changes and adjust treatment when needed.
Call RHBNeuro or schedule your memory loss consultation online.