Memory Disorders are Treated by Expert Neurologists in Baltimore

Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore

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. 

About the Condition

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.

Causes and types of Memory Disorders:

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:

  • Agnosia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Amnesia
  • Dementia
  • Hyperthymestic syndrome
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stress
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff’s Syndrome
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Symptoms & Diagnostic Process

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:

  • Blood Tests
  • Urine test
  • Mental capacity test
  • CAT Scan or MRI
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Treatment Options

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.