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Alzheimer’s is an incredibly serious and currently irreversible form of dementia that worsens over time. Among other symptoms, patients often have problems with memory, general behavior, and reasoning. Discovered over a century ago by Dr. Alois Alzheimer, it is the most common form of dementia, affecting over 40 million elderly patients worldwide. Although preliminary treatments to help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s have been found, a true cure has yet to be discovered.

Alzheimer’s eventually leads to death. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States alone – and that number continues to rise as more and more people are diagnosed. Early intervention is very important and can help those suffering live a happier life despite their condition. The aforementioned treatments to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s can help to give patients years of their life they may not have had otherwise, so long as the condition is caught early. Keep an eye out on your elder relativities in particular, and inform someone right away if you notice them suffering from short-term memory loss (one of the earliest signs), confusion, or personality/mood changes.

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Since 1983, November has been Alzheimer’s awareness month. The more people that we get talking about the issue, the more money that we can raise for the funding and treatment of Alzheimer’s. There are often many walks and events that you can participate in to help raise donations during and leading up to the month of November. You can even go a step further and volunteer to help Alzheimer’s patients directly at an elderly care center. Take action, participate, and/or donate today and help take action against this terrible condition!


There are a many ways you can help yourself or those that you love if you suspect that they are suffering. The Neuropsychiatic Clinic at MindPath Care Centers offers a full work-up for Alzheimer’s including ancillary ordering for MRIs and other tests needed after assessment. We also offer differential diagnosis for other forms of dementia and cognitive disorders.


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Please note that, while we publish accurate information with professional input, no information in this blog is intended as a replacement for medical advice from licensed providers. To receive such advice please contact MindPath Care Centers at mindpathcare.com or call us at 877-876-3783, and we will connect you with a professional who can further assist you.

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Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas. Please note that we plan to be open for appointments; however, be aware that power outages may be widespread which may impact telehealth and other appointments. We may not know until the last minute in all of our locations on Tuesday. Please be patient. We will waive missed appointment charges on Tuesday, August 4th in light of complications from the weather. If you and your provider are unable to connect, we will reach out to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.