Dementia

Dementia is a general term used for when a person begins to show a decline in their memory or thinking, ability to perceive or communicate or a change in their behavior that worsens overtime and prevents them from doing daily activities.

There are many causes of dementia and a person may have more than one cause for their dementia.

Dementia symptoms can bring up many emotions and questions for the person experiencing the symptoms and their loved ones.

Common types of dementia and available resources:

Alzheimer’s disease >>

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) >>

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) >>

Lewy body dementia (LBD) >>

Parkinson’s disease >>

Experiencing memory loss?

Call 210-450-9960 to schedule a memory screening appointment.

Existing patients can request an appointment online with MyChart.

Is it normal aging or is it memory loss?

It is normal for our brain to change as we age.

These changes often result in memory loss. However, memory loss can also be a sign of a medical condition, like dementia.

Learn the signs of normal aging and signs that you should see a doctor.

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