Memory Loss

Adult Primary Care & Internal Medicine located in Spring and Huntsville, TX

Memory Loss
Memory Loss services offered in Spring and Huntsville, TX

About 4 in 10 adults aged 65 and older have some form of memory loss. At Main Street Medical Clinic, board-certified internal medicine physician Abbas Jafri, MD, FACP, and the team of skilled providers understand the challenges of memory loss. They offer assessments, diagnostics, and compassionate treatment on-site in their Huntsville and Spring, Texas, offices. The team can also come to you if you live in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Schedule an appointment by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking tool today.

Memory Loss Q & A

Does memory loss mean I have dementia?

Everybody experiences occasional memory lapses even young people. Those memory lapses do increase with age, and it might make you worry about dementia. 

However, of the 40% of American adults aged 65 and older, only 1% of adults with memory loss progress to dementia each year. Many other conditions could cause memory loss, including concussions, severe brain infections, depression, and some types of vascular disease. 

Even if you receive a dementia diagnosis, there are now effective memory loss treatments to improve your quality of life dramatically. 

When should I see a doctor about memory loss?

If your memory loss concerns you, it’s time to call Main Street Medical Clinic for an evaluation. Some signs that it’s time for a memory loss evaluation include: 

  • Repeating questions over and over
  • Getting lost in familiar places
  • Difficulty following instructions, such as recipes
  • Increasing confusion regarding time, places, and people
  • Not caring for yourself physically, for example, not showering or eating properly
  • Taking risks you normally would not

A memory loss evaluation is particularly important if these or other memory issues make it hard to function day-to-day.

If you’re having any of these issues, having a memory loss evaluation sooner instead of later is beneficial because the team can take steps to slow its progression or treat the underlying condition causing your memory issues. The NeuralScan Pro+® test, available at the Main Street Medical Clinic offices, can detect the cause of memory loss so you can find solutions. 

How is memory loss treated?

The Main Street Medical Clinic team provides memory loss evaluations, diagnosis, and treatment in their offices as well as local nursing homes, rehab facilities, and assisted living facilities.

The first step in treatment is an accurate diagnosis, which involves memory tests, blood tests, and imaging studies. Determining the specific cause of your memory loss allows your providers to tailor your care for the best results. 

You may need medication to slow the progression of memory loss. Other treatments, like cognitive and occupational therapy, are often helpful for people with memory loss. 

Additionally, lifestyle changes like weight loss, regular exercise, and a nutritious diet can help with both brain function and body health. 

Main Street Medical Clinic helps memory loss patients to improve their quality of life and overall health. The team treats you with dignity and compassion, so don’t delay learning how you can treat memory loss effectively. Schedule an appointment by calling the nearest office or booking online today.