Memory Loss Specialist

elevate medical

Psychiatry located in New York, NY

If you’re experiencing frequent episodes of confusion or memory loss, elevate medical can help. At their office in Manhattan, New York City, the skilled psychiatric team offers comprehensive diagnostic evaluations for memory loss. They focus on ruling out underlying health issues that trigger cognitive changes to make sure you get the right treatment for your condition. Learn what you can do to treat and prevent progressive memory loss by calling the office or requesting an appointment online today.

Memory Loss Q&A

What causes memory loss?

Memory loss describes unusual forgetfulness and difficulties remembering recent or past events. As you get older and your brain function declines naturally, you may be at increased risk for developing memory loss. You can also experience memory loss as the result of:

  • Stroke
  • Head trauma
  • Cancer treatments
  • Brain infection or tumor

Additionally, there are a number of different factors that can contribute to premature memory loss at a younger age, including vitamin deficiencies and the use of certain medications.

Memory loss may also be the result of more serious degenerative brain changes that lead to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Some people experience pseudodementia symptoms that are similar to dementia but originate from another underlying condition like depression.

How is memory loss diagnosed?

Because there are many underlying issues that can trigger memory loss, elevate medical works closely with you to first rule out existing health issues.

Through a comprehensive review of your personal and family medical history and your existing health, your provider can pinpoint physical and mental conditions that contribute to loss of memory.

Your provider at elevate medical may request blood testing to determine if you have a vitamin or nutritional deficiency that can affect your memory and brain function. They may use diagnostic imaging tests like a CT scan or MRI to confirm or rule out brain infections and tumors.

Once they understand your overall health and symptoms, the team creates an individualized treatment plan that focuses on preserving your brain health and protecting your quality of life.

How is memory loss treated?

Your treatment plan for memory loss depends on its root cause. Elevate medical works closely with you to ensure you have the support you need at home.

If you have memory loss issues due to head trauma or an infection, your provider may prescribe rest and medications to help you heal. Ongoing cognitive monitoring may be necessary to ensure your brain heals properly.

In some cases, psychotherapy is beneficial for helping you cope with the changes in your life due to memory loss and its underlying cause. Talk therapy provides you with tools to manage the after-effects of stroke and physical trauma. 

When memory loss relates to a disease like dementia, elevate medical may recommend medications to slow the progression of the disease. They can also recommend dietary improvements to support your brain function.

If you have concerns about your unusual forgetfulness or overall cognitive health, schedule a memory loss evaluation by calling the elevate medical office or by booking an appointment online today.