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Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care in New Jersey

Compassionate Care for Patients with Memory Loss

Watching a loved one experience memory loss is challenging, and the journey can be emotionally taxing for both you and the person going through it. While this is difficult, it is important to keep in mind that living with memory loss does not mean living in misery. A cure for dementia and Alzheimer’s may not yet be available, but we have come a long way in making life easier and more comfortable for those who go through it.

Our compassionate team of medical professionals provide comprehensive care and treatments for patients with memory loss. In addition to caring for the patient, we are also here to help their loved ones with counseling and referrals to community resources. We know this is a difficult time for all involved, and our goal is to help your entire family through it.

Dementia

Dementia is a condition in which cognitive function—the ability to think, concentrate, and remember—is impaired. Dementia occurs in many forms, some more severe than others. Neurologists classify dementias into categories based on characteristics, progression, or the affected part of the brain.

Dementia has been classified into the following categories:

  • Cortical – This form of dementia can impair memory, language, thinking, and social behavior. It is the result of damage to the brain below the cortex.
  • Subcortical – has an impact on a person’s memory, ability to move, and emotions
  • Progressive – This form of dementia worsens over time and interferes with cognitive abilities
  • Primary – Also known as Alzheimer’s disease, which you can find more info on below.
  • Secondary – Dementia that is caused by injury or disease

Treating dementia depends on the type and the cause of the condition. There is no cure for primary dementia, but there are medications and therapies that can help ease the symptoms and help patients enjoy a higher quality of life. Our team can help you explore all of these options.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia caused by dying brain cells. The condition slowly gets worse over time, interfering with the person’s cognitive abilities and memory. When someone you love develops Alzheimer’s, you may notice the following changes in behavior:

  • Confusion
  • Irritability
  • Impaired judgement
  • Emotional apathy
  • Inability to follow directions
  • Restlessness
  • Inability to carry out a conversation

One of the best things you can do for a loved one going through this is to make sure they are comfortable and cared for. There are several assisted living facilities staffed with medical professionals trained and experienced in caring for patients with dementia. Contact us today if you need help confirming a diagnosis, obtaining medication or finding resources to help the patient and your family through this difficult time.

Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus
600 River Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 363-1900
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Saint Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-5000
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Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 222-5200
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Community Medical Center
99 Highway 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 557-8000
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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
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Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
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The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at RWJUH
200 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
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RWJ University Hospital Rahway
865 Stone Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
(732) 381-4200
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RWJ University Hospital Somerset
110 Rehill Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 685-2200
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RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
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