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Over the years, the probability of memory impairment is larger and it can range from forgetting stuff every now and then to process sporadic progressive and debilitating dementia. It is essential to carry out a periodic assessment of memory after 65 years old, and if necessary, to be treated.
The initial symptoms can range from forgetting phone numbers, to difficulty finding words in normal conversation.
There are several diseases that can be confused with memory problems and include depression, thyroid problems, vitamin deficiencies, infection by certain viruses, and so on. You need to a memory problem, discard and treat them.
On Médica Sur, made several standardized tests to diagnose dementia and we have to clarify diagnoses and neuropsychologists to a specific treatment.
It should highlight the importance of involving the family in these degenerative diseases, as another concern of our clinic is caring for the caregiver to avoid extreme fatigue that causes an indirect abuse of the elderly.
Our service includes specialized Geriatrics care, CERAD (Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer’s Disease), session with the patient and family, medical treatment, occupational therapy and social reintegration, rehabilitation and monitoring.