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Dementia Treatment at Dr. Srikanth Neuro, Hyderabad

Compassionate Care for Dementia

Dementia is a progressive condition that affects cognitive function, memory, and behavior, significantly impacting daily life and independence. At Dr. Srikanth Neuro, we specialize in diagnosing and managing dementia, offering comprehensive care to support patients and their families throughout their journey.

Understanding Dementia

Dementia is not a specific disease but rather a group of symptoms characterized by a decline in cognitive abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for 60-80% of cases. Other types include vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and mixed dementia.

Symptoms of Dementia

  • Memory Loss: Forgetting recent events or important dates.
  • Difficulty with Language: Finding words, understanding language, or expressing thoughts.
  • Impaired Judgment and Reasoning: Making poor decisions or struggling with problem-solving.
  • Mood Changes: Depression, anxiety, confusion, and personality changes.
  • Difficulty Performing Familiar Tasks: Challenges with tasks such as cooking, dressing, or managing finances.
  • Disorientation: Getting lost in familiar places or losing track of time.

Diagnostic Services

At Dr. Srikanth Neuro, we use advanced diagnostic tools and techniques to accurately diagnose dementia:

1. Comprehensive Medical History and Cognitive Assessment

  • Purpose: Evaluating symptoms, medical history, and daily functioning.
  • Applications: Initial screening for cognitive impairment and determining the type and stage of dementia.

2. Neuroimaging Studies

  • MRI and CT Scans: Imaging tests to detect changes in the brain structure and rule out other possible causes of symptoms.

3. Neuropsychological Testing

  • Purpose: Assessing cognitive function, memory, language skills, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Applications: Providing detailed information about cognitive strengths and weaknesses.

4. Blood Tests

  • Purpose: Ruling out reversible causes of dementia, such as vitamin deficiencies or thyroid problems.

Treatment Options

While there is no cure for most types of dementia, our specialists at Dr. Srikanth Neuro focus on managing symptoms and improving quality of life:

1. Medications

  • Cholinesterase Inhibitors: Improve cognitive symptoms by increasing levels of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter involved in memory and learning.
  • Memantine: Regulates glutamate activity to improve symptoms and slow progression in moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease.

2. Cognitive Rehabilitation

  • Purpose: Training programs and therapies to improve cognitive function and daily living skills.
  • Applications: Memory exercises, problem-solving tasks, and strategies for compensating for memory loss.

3. Behavioral Therapy

  • Purpose: Managing behavioral symptoms such as agitation, aggression, and sleep disturbances.
  • Applications: Counseling, environmental modifications, and caregiver support.

4. Supportive Care

  • Education and Counseling: Information about dementia progression, caregiving strategies, and community resources.
  • Care Coordination: Helping patients and families navigate healthcare services and make informed decisions.

Why Choose Dr. Srikanth Neuro?

  • Expert Team: Our team includes experienced neurologists, geriatric specialists, neuropsychologists, and caregivers dedicated to dementia care.
  • Comprehensive Care: We offer a holistic approach that addresses medical, cognitive, emotional, and social needs.
  • Patient-Centered Approach: We prioritize patient and family education, empowerment, and support throughout the dementia journey.
  • State-of-the-Art Facility: Equipped with advanced technology and therapies to enhance diagnosis and treatment outcomes.

Book an Appointment

If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of dementia, trust Dr. Srikanth Neuro in Hyderabad for expert diagnosis and compassionate care. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards managing dementia effectively.

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