If you sometimes forget where you parked your car, where you put your glasses, or the name of an acquaintance, you're not alone. Memory changes are a normal part of aging. However, when memory loss occurs suddenly or significantly interferes with your ability to perform daily activities, it may indicate a more serious problem:
- Alzheimer's disease and other age-related dementias
- Mental health problems, such as depression, schizophrenia, or a severe emotional event
- Medication side effects and adverse drug interactions
- Head trauma
- Stroke or cardiac problems
- Vitamin deficiencies
- Metabolic disorders, such as diabetes
- Parkinson’s disease
- Brain tumors
Atlantic Neuroscience Institute’s Memory and Cognitive Disorders Program at Overlook Medical Center diagnoses and treats memory and cognitive disorders early and effectively, enabling patients and their families to understand the symptoms of impaired memory loss and improve daily living.
Our multidisciplinary team of experts works closely with patients, their families, and referring physicians to coordinate diagnosis, treatment, follow-up care, education and referral to other services.