Serious memory loss is not a part of normal aging. Greater public awareness of the impact of memory loss and dementia has led to increased concern by people affected, as well as their families.
Ten percent of people over age 65, and half of those over 85, do develop memory and thinking problems.
The most common cause of dementia in older people is Alzheimer's disease. However, there are other brain disorders that can also cause dementia. These disorders include strokes, frontal temporal disorders, Lewy body disease, and other conditions that affect the memory portion of the brain.
Other important causes that may impact memory and thinking include depression, drug interactions, and thyroid problems. These are often reversible if detected early. A thorough evaluation of symptoms is necessary to determine the correct diagnosis.
If you are concerned about yourself or a loved one, please contact our Center.
Early detection of dementia is key to beginning therapy to slow down the progression of memory loss. The Memory Diagnostic Center works with your doctor and family to establish a diagnosis.
Memory Diagnostic Center
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: (314) 286-1967
Fax: (314) 747-4629
The purpose of the Memory Diagnostic Center is to evaluate people who may have a memory disorder.
We work closely with their doctors and families to begin therapy to slow the disease process. We also help make any life style arrangements that may be necessary.