|Dina Khasanova– head of the cabinet, MD, D.Sc, professor, chief angioneurologist of the Republic of Tatarstan.|
The memory cabinet offers consultative and medical care for patients with memory disorders.
Consultations include neurological examination and neuropsychological tests using a set of specific psychometric scales. Treatment is prescribed, and the dynamic monitoring of the patient is carried out during therapy. The consultation with relatives and caregivers are also held here.
The doctors with extensive experience with this category of patients, members of the Russian and international educational programs on the issue of cognitive impairment work in the memory cabinet.
The progressive memory loss is often believed to be indispensable attribute of aging process. But decline in cognitive abilities is not a normal process for the elderly, as it is the disease that requires treatment. Gradual loss of mental function is called "dementia".
What causes dementia development:
The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer's disease. It is a progressive brain disorder that gradually destroys a person's memory and ability to learn. Currently, Alzheimer's disease is incurable. However, there are many ways of drug and non-drug exposure, which helps to stabilize the patient's condition and make life easier for those who are caring for them.
Vascular dementia is also widespread. It results from the termination of the blood supply to small areas of the brain responsible for memory. High blood pressure and cerebral atherosclerosis, previous strokes can cause the vascular dementia disease. In this case, the timely identification and correction of risk factors, well-chosen medication would help to avoid the development of dementia.
One of the most important conditions for the successful treatment of memory disorders is its early detection.
The important signs of developing dementia are the following: