Memory Disorders We Treat
Memory disorders can cause confusion, changes in language and a decline in problem-solving skills. These changes can interfere with everyday life. Specialists at Cedars-Sinai excel in treating all forms of these conditions. You receive comprehensive services, including the best available treatments and care coordination that maximizes your wellbeing.
Types of Memory Disorders We Treat
- Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a subtle decline in memory and thinking beyond what is expected with normal aging.
- Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia in people over the age of 65 and primarily affects memory.
- Early-onset Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia that occurs in people before age 60.
- Vascular dementia is often the result of a stroke and occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted.
- Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) occurs when abnormal protein deposits in the brain build up in areas that control memory and movement.
- Frontotemporal dementia develops in parts of the brain that control personality, behavior and language.
- Parkinson's disease dementia occurs in some patients with movement disorder who experience memory changes.
- Prion disease, also known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), is a rare, rapidly progressing form of dementia due to abnormal proteins that collect in the brain.
- HIV-linked dementia happens when advanced stages of HIV infection affect the brain.