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Dementia refers to a group of neurological conditions that affect memory and brain function.
Types of dementia include Lewy body dementia, vascular dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Our expert neurological team at Dignity Health North State helps patients and their families manage all stages of dementia in Northern California. Find a Doctor to get treatment and support for dementia symptoms.
Symptoms of dementia may be mild at first and progressively get more severe. Some types of dementia take years to develop, while others come on very quickly. All forms of dementia have similar symptoms, including:
The cause of dementia depends on the type:
There is no cure for dementia, so treatment strategies revolve around preserving brain function, reducing the severity of symptoms, and improving quality of life. Dignity Health North State doctors may suggest dementia treatments such as medications to stabilize mood or improve cognitive function. As the disease progresses, you or your loved one may also require assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and eating.
Talk to the neurology team at Dignity Health to learn more about our personalized care for dementia in Northern California.
Dignity Health North State hospitals provide treatment for all types of dementia in Mt. Shasta, Red Bluff, and Redding, CA.