Are you concerned that a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease? While you may be correct, you should have a comprehensive assessment performed by a professional to be certain. Some diseases and syndromes that resemble and behave like Alzheimer’s are treatable.
Although there are numerous different types of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common. Certain forms of dementia may be reversible with the correct medical therapy. While the individual is mending, professional dementia care may help families satisfy their loved one’s needs.
In this post, we will discuss the many forms of reversible dementia.
Vascular ailments such as heart disease or head trauma might first exhibit symptoms similar to dementia, but they must be detected early to prevent irreparable brain damage. If the flow of oxygen to the brain from the heart and lungs is disrupted, a person’s executive function abilities, memory, and general attentiveness may suffer. A doctor can do tests to see whether there is a blockage causing these symptoms and then prescribe the appropriate medication.
Severe Head Injuries
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) may raise the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia years after the damage. Anyone who has a head injury, even if they do not lose consciousness, should consult a doctor. Experts also advise that if the head injury is serious, such as being thrown from a car and losing consciousness, someone should phone 911 right away. The treatment for a head injury will vary based on the type of damage, the degree of the injury, the person’s age, and other considerations.
Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies
According to several experts, a vitamin B12 shortage can mirror the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Studies are being conducted to determine if Alzheimer’s disease causes a decrease in B12 levels or whether restoring B12 levels might enhance cognitive performance. Both can cause memory loss and anxiety, and low B12 levels can cause exhaustion, depression, weight loss, and other symptoms. Low B12 levels can be caused by various illnesses such as anemia, Crohn’s disease, and Celiac disease, and the capacity to absorb this nutrient varies as people age.
Both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can produce symptoms similar to those seen in people suffering from dementia. Thyroid disorders can cause brain fog, forgetfulness, and difficulty concentrating, but they can also mimic Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. Thyroid diseases have treatments, and a doctor will need to establish a proper diagnosis to decide which medicine is required to stabilize those symptoms.
Best Memory Care Program at Hidden Meadows On The Ridge
We understand the difficulties that seniors with memory problems face at Hidden Meadows On The Ridge. When your loved one stays with us at our Memory Care community in Sellersville, PA, we will make every effort to guide and help them in a person-centered approach.
Our nurses and nursing assistants get specialized memory care training as well as continuous education, allowing them to give our patients the best care possible.
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our SHINE® Memory Care program.