Primary Care Physician, Geriatric Care & Internal Medicine located in Rancho Cucamonga , CA

Dementia services offered in Rancho Cucamonga , CA

An estimated seven million Americans aged 65 and older have dementia. If you or a loved one is struggling with their memory or are easily confused, you can find compassionate dementia care at Rajan Medical Group. Geriatric medicine specialist Deepak Thiagarajan, MD, specializes in the diagnosis and management of different types of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Thiagarajan takes a holistic, patient-centered approach to care so that you can enjoy a high quality of life for as long as possible. Call the San Bernardino, California, office to schedule a dementia evaluation or book an appointment online today.

Dementia Q & A

What is dementia?

Dementia describes a cognitive impairment that affects your ability to make decisions, concentrate, and remember things. As dementia progresses, you may not be able to take care of yourself and remain independent.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia in older people. However, the condition isn’t a normal part of aging. Dementia results when there’s a loss or damage to nerve cells in your brain. Symptoms of dementia can vary from person to person, depending on which part of the brain has cell damage.

Rajan Medical Group offers comprehensive dementia services, including diagnostic evaluations and customized treatment plans.

When should I seek medical care for dementia?

You should schedule an appointment at Rajan Medical Group if you experience symptoms that can relate to dementia, such as:

  • Confusion
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty finding words
  • Inability to make decisions
  • Getting lost when driving

Dementia can also cause changes in your personality and mood. You should seek medical care if you experience anxiety, depression, paranoia, or hallucinations.

While confirming a dementia diagnosis can be challenging, Dr. Thiagarajan has extensive geriatric medicine experience. He completes cognitive and neurological evaluations and may order a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or other diagnostic imaging tests.

If you have dementia, Dr. Thiagarajan customizes a treatment plan to preserve your cognitive abilities and prevent a worsening of your condition.

How is dementia treated?

There’s currently no cure for dementia, but Rajan Medical Group offers compassionate care to keep your symptoms well-managed.

You may benefit from medications that enhance your memory and thinking skills. Dr. Thiagarajan might also prescribe medications to manage anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues.

You should follow a healthy diet and get regular exercise to support your physical and mental health. To help you stay independent for as long as possible, Dr. Thiagarajan can refer you to occupational therapy and psychological counseling. He also provides resources to keep you safe at home.

For those with advanced dementia, Dr. Thiagarajan can recommend support groups, in-home medical care, and other supportive services for you and the loved ones that care for you.

Call Rajan Medical Group to schedule a dementia consultation or book an appointment online today.