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Dementia symptoms, such as cognitive impairment, are caused by several disorders and conditions, including Lewy body dementia, vascular dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. All forms of dementia are incurable and progress over time.
Treatment plans are based on the type of dementia and the severity of the disease. At Dignity Health North State, personalized treatment plans are focused on supportive therapy, medications to lessen symptoms, and support for caregivers. To learn more about treatment for dementia in Northern California, you can Find a Doctor with our online tool.
Some people with dementia, and their families, benefit from:
Doctors use medication to temporarily slow memory loss. Medication may also be helpful in treating related conditions, including anxiety, depression, and behavioral issues.
Common medications doctors prescribe to dementia patients include:
Many families rely on a team of professionals to help provide the necessary support for their family member with dementia. Caregiving assistance may be provided by a:
Dementia treatments depend on the severity of the disease. Some patients with early-stage dementia are able to live independently for years before they require assistance. Discuss the risks, benefits, and goals of your treatment options with your doctor.
You can trust Dignity Health to treat your loved one living with dementia with respect and compassion. Talk to one of our doctors today.
The expert neurology team at Dignity Health North State hospitals provide a range of treatment options for dementia in Redding, CA.