Behavioral Neurology is a subspecialty that addresses abnormalities in normal human cognition, most commonly, memory loss. While some causes of memory loss or dementia have diagnostic tests, many are diagnosed on exam alone. Symptoms of memory loss should be discussed with a primary care provider and, in some cases, need to be seen by a Behavioral Neurologist.
Specific Diseases and syndromes seen in this clinic (Tuesdays at Baptist Hospital):
Alzheimer's Disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Vascular Dementia, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, and others.
Treatments and management:
Depending on the diagnosis there may be treatments available. These include medications as well as non-medical therapy such as physical and occupational therapies and social work.
Dr. Anne Foundas