Memory disorders are disorders of cognition, the ability to reason, remember, make decisions and communicate. Our team has in-depth experience treating a wide variety of memory disorders, including dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, vascular cognitive impairment and hydrocephalus.
Memory disorders can be caused by one or more factors, including:
- substance abuse
- heredity (inheriting genes associated with Alzheimer’s or Huntington’s disease)
- narrowing of the arteries that provide blood flow to the brain
- cardiovascular disease
- untreated infectious or metabolic disease
- brain tumors
- vitamin deficiencies.
Some types of memory disorders can appear suddenly, while others may be present years before symptoms become apparent. A skilled neurologist can help determine whether the progression of a memory disorder can be slowed or even reversed entirely.