Geriatrics and Extended Care - New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network
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New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network

 

Geriatrics and Extended Care

Alzheimer's & Dementia Care
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gray arrow Recognizing and Assessing the Progression of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (RAPID)
Alzheimer’s disease/dementia are conditions that affect the brain. Memory loss is one of the first signs. Other signs can be changes in personality or behavior. Speaking clearly might also become a problem.

The Geriatrics and Extended Care Line offers help in obtaining a diagnosis, treatment and care for dementia. Providers in the clinic do the history on neurological issues. There are professional Dementia Care Managers at each medical center who work primarily with the providers and specialty staff. Early diagnosis allows patients and their family time to try treatment options. It also gives them time to connect with support groups and make practical plans for the future.