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1111 Wayne Road, Suite 6
Hunstville, AL 35816

 

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Dementia/Neurocognitive Disorder Treatment

Dementia, now termed, Neurocognitive Disorder (NCD), is the death and or/disability of brain cells which store information in the brain and cause the progressive loss of multiple intellectual abilities. Neurocognitive disorders can affect memory, attention, learning, language, perception, and social cognition. Neurocognitive disorders go beyond the normal issues of aging, and describe a level of cognitive decline that requires specific strategies and accommodations to help an individual maintain independence and perform activities of daily living. To be diagnosed with NCD, there must be changes that impact cognitive functioning and these changes are often identified by close relatives, caregivers, friends, colleagues, or clinicians. Neurocognitive disorders are now differentiated by causes including Alzheimer's disease, vascular disease, frontotemporal degeneration, Lewy Body disease, and other contributing factors. Depending on the cause, most symptoms are not reversible and are progressive, which means the symptoms worsen over time. Cognitive testing may be completed by a practitioner to assist with accurate diagnosis.

Warning Sign of Neurocognitive Disorder:

  • Memory loss that disrupts daily life
  • Challenges in planning or solving problems
  • Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, work, or leisure
  • Confusion with time or place
  • Problems with word finding
  • Trouble understanding/comprehending visual images and spatial relationships
  • Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
  • Decreased or poor judgment
  • Withdrawal from work or social activities
  • Changes in mood and personality
  • Struggling with or adapting to change

Contact Integrated Behavioral Health

1111 Wayne Road, Suite 6
Hunstville, AL 35816
Phone: 256-288-3333
Referrals: 855-422-1618

1910 Cherokee Avenue SW, Suite A
Cullman, AL 35055-5502
Phone: 256-288-3333

1800 Beverly Ave
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
Phone: 256-320-7475

350 Sun Temple Drive
Madison, AL 35757
Phone: 256-325-2627

1615 Kathy Lane SW, Suite 102
Decatur, AL 35603-1026
Phone: 256-686-4441

Our office serves: Muscle Shoals AL, Madison AL, Decatur AL