Today’s Woman Foundation is excited to share a series on the “ABC’s of DEMENTIA” in partnership with Sonia Nayyar, MD from High Desert Neurology. We hope you will tune in each day this week to learn more about this complicated disease that has touched too many of our lives.
Please welcome board-certified Neurologist, Dr. Sonia Nayyar!
When a patient is diagnosed with dementia, it impacts not only the patient but also those who care for them. Watch this series to better understand and care for dementia patients.
An estimated 8 million Americans age 65 and older are living with dementia related illnesses in 2022. Seventy-three percent are age 75 or older and 2/3 of those are women
Dementia has some risk factors you can change, and some risk factors that you cannot. Learn about both types in this video, along with tips to learn to reduce those risks.
Common early symptoms of dementia include memory loss, difficulty concentrating, finding it hard to carry out familiar daily tasks as well as mood changes
Your doctor will review your medical history and symptoms and conduct a physical examination. He or she will likely ask someone close to you about your symptoms.
Medicines can improve mental function and mood in a patient but not cure dementia. The goal of treatment is to keep the patient safe and provide support for the caregiver.
Getting a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another dementia can shatter your world. But with these steps, you can gain acceptance, face the challenges, and move forward with your life.
Globally, about 153 million people will have dementia by 2050, Risk factors such as smoking, obesity, and high blood sugar can be responsible for over 7 million of these cases.