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Dr. Mary Harris is a regionally recognized gastroenterologist and Medical Director of Mercy's Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases.
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Patients seeking answers about memory disorders often turn to the experienced doctors at The Neurology Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Our doctors are highly trained in evaluating and treating memory disorders – conditions that affect the process of thinking, learning and remembering.
Memory disorders or memory loss refer to an injury to the nervous system that interferes with the ability to restore, retain or recall memories. They can be progressive or immediate and can result from an injury to the head or another medical condition.
Many medical conditions can cause memory disorders. Seeking timely treatment for a diagnosis and care of memory disorders is critical. Types of memory disorders include:
Because the symptoms vary among memory disorders and each disorder has a different disease process, obtaining a prompt diagnosis is critical and important.
To diagnose memory disorders, your primary care physician will refer you to a specialist, such as a neurologist. The neurologist will complete a full medical history and conduct a physical and neurological exam. Other tests may include:
Treatment for memory disorders can vary greatly and typically begins with treating the cause first. In cases where causes are unidentified or untreatable, treatment may consist of a combination of methods in order to alleviate or slow the symptoms of memory disorders. Treatment plans may consist of drug therapies, behavioral management and cognitive exercises.
Experienced neurologists of The Neurology Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, utilize advanced diagnostic tools, such as electroencephalogram (EEG) and electromyogram (EMG), for the diagnosis and management of neurological disorders and neuromuscular conditions, including peripheral neuropathy, entrapment neuropathy, epilepsy, headaches, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis.
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Dr. Bonnie Gerecke, Director of The Neurology Center and Chief of Neurology and Medical Director of Rehabilitation at Mercy Medical Center, offers expertise in diagnosing, evaluating and managing neuromuscular disease.