Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Dementia is a group of brain disorders resulting in memory loss, difficulty in communicating, concentrating and making decisions. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia where brain cells degenerate, causing a steady decline in memory and mental function.
As dementia symptoms can be related to normal aging or linked to other medical conditions, it is important to see a doctor for diagnosis
Alzheimer’s Care at the Biggs Institute
Our team of experts in Alzheimer’s care collaborate with neuroscience specialists as well as our patient’s physicians and medical specialists to compassionately create the best treatment plan for our patients.
From diagnostic services using advanced brain imaging in our state-of-the-art imaging suite to neuropsychological testing and free individual and family counseling to our patients, we are here to provide the Alzheimer’s care our patients and their caregivers need.
Clinical trials are one of the many ways we advance research to provide tomorrow’s Alzheimer’s treatments, today. Our researchers work to understand the risks, predictors, prevention and possible treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment and related conditions. As a volunteer for a clinical study, you can help us put discoveries into practice.
Care for a person with Alzheimer’s is not complete without addressing the needs of the caregiver. Focusing on support and resources for caregivers, the Caring for the Caregiver program aims to improve the quality of life for family caregivers and those they care for with workshops and support groups.