Memory Problems

Memory Problems

Memory Problems services offered in Dover and Newark, DE

Memory problems are distressing and can result from many causes. At Delaware NeuroRehab in Dover, Wilmington and Newark, Delaware, Haresh Sampathkumar, MD, and the interdisciplinary team perform neuropsychological and cognitive testing to better understand memory problems and provide comprehensive cognitive rehabilitation programs to improve memory and thinking. Call the Delaware NeuroRehab office today or schedule a consultation online to learn more about rehabilitation for memory problems.

Memory Problems

What are memory problems?

Memory problems affect your ability to remember recent events or recall past events. Depending on the cause, memory problems can be short-term or a symptom of an underlying condition that gets worse over time.

It’s normal to experience some forgetfulness as you get older. If your memory problems affect how you manage everyday things, like using the phone or finding your way home from the store, schedule an evaluation at Delaware NeuroRehab.

What causes memory problems?

You can develop memory problems from any condition affecting the areas of your brain that create and retrieve memories. Some causes include:

  • Brain injury
  • Concussion
  • Brain tumor
  • Anoxic or hypoxic brain injury (stopping or slowing of oxygen-rich blood to the brain)
  • Stroke
  • Brain infection
  • Surgery
  • Dementia (Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia)
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Alcohol or drug abuse

You can also develop memory problems following a traumatic event or because of a mental health condition like depression or bipolar disorder.

Sometimes the cause of the memory problem isn’t known. Transient global amnesia, for example, is a temporary memory loss due to an unknown cause.

How are memory problems evaluated?

The Delaware NeuroRehab team completes a comprehensive evaluation when you come in with concerns about memory problems. They review your symptoms, medical history, and family history. They also do a neurological exam.

The Delaware NeuroRehab’s neuropsychologist completes neuropsychological and cognitive testing to evaluate how your brain affects your thinking and behavior. This test assesses cognition, memory, motor function (walking), and decision-making.

How are memory problems treated?

Delaware NeuroRehab offers cognitive rehabilitation for patients with memory problems. Cognitive rehabilitation is an interdisciplinary form of therapy that focuses on improving your thinking and memory.

The cognitive rehab team at Delaware NeuroRehab includes an American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM)-certified speech therapist, a psychologist, and a physician. The physician is there to prescribe medication and order lab tests.

Cognitive rehabilitation at Delaware NeuroRehab strives to help you regain or retain as much independence as possible, improving your quality of life.

Call Delaware NeuroRehab today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about cognitive rehabilitation for memory problems.

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