Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Getting old isn’t fun. With age, conversation changes from how fast you ran a mile to did you remember to take your medication. Sometimes we can experience difficulties that go beyond the normal aging process. This can be a very frightening experience for individuals and their family.
Dementia is a common condition most commonly seen in older people. It can also be seen in younger people who have early onset of issues. Symptoms of dementia can include, but are not limited to, memory impairment, disorientation, inattention, disinhibition, moodiness, confusion, difficulty with speech, becoming lost, personality changes, and restlessness. The diagnosis of dementia can also be complicated by other known or unknown health factors and other diagnoses have been known to mimic it.
Graven and Associates use neuropsychological testing to accurately diagnose the issue and assist with intervention and treatment planning. With a clear diagnosis treatment may consist of, but not be limited to, behavioral modification, family therapy, individual therapy, life planning, and/or medication management.