Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions. Our primary care providers perform simple tests to see if a patient is exhibiting any signs of Alzheimer’s disease. If the test shows positive signs, the clinician will refer to a neurologist for a positive diagnosis.
Current Alzheimer’s disease medications and management strategies may temporarily improve symptoms. In some cases, this can help maximize function and maintain independence for a while longer.
Symptoms include memory loss, thinking and reasoning, making judgements and decisions, trouble planning and performing familiar tasks, and changes in personality and behavior.