Dementia is a degenerative disease that affects memory, cognitive abilities, and behavior. It is a difficult condition to live with, both for the person experiencing it and their loved ones. However, with the right treatment and care, it is possible to improve quality of life and slow down the progression of the disease.
Offering professional psychiatric services that can help patients and their families cope with the challenges of the disease. Contact Dr. Lippmann today to schedule an appointment and help your loved one get the support they need.
What is Dementia?
Dementia is a broad term used to describe syndromes caused by a deterioration of brain function that can affect memory, thinking, language, and behavior. It is a progressive condition, meaning it gets worse over time, and it is incurable. Common symptoms of dementia include difficulty with recalling recent events, difficulty with problem-solving and planning, disorientation in time and space, changes in mood and behavior, and difficulty communicating.
Some Common Forms of Dementia Include:
Characterized by the buildup of amyloid protein in the brain, which leads to the death of brain cells.
Often caused by a stroke that results in damage to the blood vessels that supply the brain.
Lewy Body Dementia
Caused by the buildup of abnormal proteins in the brain.
This type of dementia affects the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain, which are responsible for personality, behavior, and language.
Treatment for dementia is typically focused on managing symptoms, slowing the progression of the disease, and improving quality of life for both the person with dementia and their loved ones.
Common Treatments Include:
There are a variety of medications that can help manage symptoms, such as agitation, depression, and sleep issues.
Various forms of therapy can help improve communication, behavior, and overall quality of life for both the person with dementia and their caregivers.
Behavioral techniques such as validation therapy can help reduce anxiety and aggression, while also improving the quality of life for the person with dementia.
Support groups can provide a safe space for people with dementia and their caregivers to share their experiences and receive support from one another.
By working with Dr. Lippmann, you can get the tailored treatment plan that is right for your loved one and receive the care and support needed to manage the symptoms of dementia to help improve quality of life.
Why Choose Dr. Benjamin E. Lippmann
Dr. Benjamin E. Lippmann is a specialist in dementia treatment, offering professional psychiatric services to help patients and their families cope with the disease. With years of experience, Dr. Lippmann is an expert in the field and can provide comprehensive care and support to those living with dementia. He is passionate about helping his patients and their families, and he offers a range of services including:
Comprehensive evaluations to better understand the individual’s needs.
Individual and family therapy to help deal with the emotional effects of the disease.
Medication management to help manage symptoms.
Education and support to help families better understand the disease.
Referrals to other specialists, if needed.
Get the Professional Help Your Loved One Deserves
Living with dementia can be a difficult and challenging experience for both the person experiencing it and their loved ones. With the right treatment and care, however, it is possible to improve quality of life and slow down the progression of the disease. By working with Dr. Lippmann, you and your loved one can receive the care and support needed to manage the symptoms of dementia. Contact Dr. Lippmann today to start the journey towards a better life.