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Memory Disorders services offered in Boulder, Longmont, Niwot, Colorado


You need help navigating the mood, behavioral, and sleep disturbances that accompany a diagnosis of dementia. At Amavi Integrative Mental Wellness, the experienced providers are well-versed in identifying the symptoms and managing different types of cognitive decline. If you or a loved one is suffering from a memory disorder, contact us to set up an appointment. 

What are memory disorders?

Memory disorders are conditions that lead to poor cognition, reasoning, decision-making, and communication. They include:

 

Alzheimer’s disease

This is the most common form of dementia. It occurs when nerves in the brain tangle, form plaques, and lose their connection to other nerves. Alzheimer’s disease is progressive and worsens with time. 

 

Vascular dementia

Vascular dementia occurs when blockages decrease or halt blood flow to brain tissue. 

 

Other forms of dementia

Abnormal protein deposits, called Lewy bodies, form as brain tissue breaks down and cause dementia symptoms, too. 

Frontotemporal dementia affects the nerve cells in the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. The brain cells die, and the lobes shrink in size. 

 

Mild cognitive impairment

A change or decline in your or a loved one’s memory, thinking, judgment, or language indicates mild cognitive impairment. You are usually able to continue with regular daily activities despite the impairment. 

What are the symptoms of memory disorders?

Memory disorders may show up as:

  • Confusion
  • Inability to learn new things
  • Trouble communicating and language problems
  • Memory loss
  • Paranoia
  • Difficulty managing money and bills
  • Getting lost
  • Trouble with reasoning

Depending on the cause, these symptoms may appear suddenly or be infrequent at first and gradually worsen with time.

What causes memory disorders?

Memory disorders often occur as an effect of aging. Other possible causes include:

  • Genetics
  • Trauma
  • Substance abuse
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Narrowing of the arteries
  • Brain tumors
  • Untreated infectious or metabolic disease
  • Nutritional deficiencies

Your treatment plan depends on the suspected cause of your memory disorder.

What is the treatment for memory disorders?

Amavi providers offer a multidisciplinary approach to treating all types of memory disorders, from mild dementia to Alzheimer’s disease. The specialists use psychotherapy, medications, and care coordination with other physicians to help you manage your condition and maintain a high quality of life. 

If you or a loved one is suffering symptoms of a memory disorder, we can help you manage the symptoms. Call today or use this website to schedule an appointment online.