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.
It takes a team to deliver the best care. We collaborate with other neuroscience specialists as well as our patient’s physicians and medical specialists to compassionately create the best treatment plan for our patients.
We offer diagnostic services including advanced brain imaging in our state-of-the-art imaging suite and neuropsychological testing.
Clinical trials are one of the many ways we advance research to provide tomorrow’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 put discoveries into practice.
Resources for the caregiver
At UT Health San Antonio, we recognize that care for a person with a chronic illness or disability is not complete without addressing the needs of the caregiver. Focusing on caregivers, the Caring for the Caregiver program aims to improve the quality of life for family caregivers and those they care for with hands-on training and open discussions.