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. To make an appointment, call 210-450-9960.
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.
Research has shown music can improve cognitive function and behavior that is common in dementia. Dedicated to transforming dementia care, the Biggs Institute invites individuals with a diagnosis of dementia and their caregivers to a free admission event with the San Antonio Symphony.