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Suggest treatment for poor memory in an elderly person

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Dr. Prasad

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Practicing since :2005

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Posted on Mon, 6 Jun 2016 in Elderly Problems
Question: Hello. My Mom is 83 years old. She is having problems with her memory. She has asked me to find a specialist to take her too. She does not want to discuss this with her general doctor. How do I go about finding her the best doctor possible? I don't even know what kind of a doctor to look for.

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Answered by Dr. Prasad 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Neurologist or geriatric specialist...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Memory problems are quite common at this age. If she is able to manage her daily routines without significant support from others, I think she is doing quite well. But since you asked problems with memory are managed by a neurologist. A geriatrician is my second choice specialist in this case.

I am not sure which country / state you belong too. You have few options to find a good doctor.
1. Ask your/her primary physician for a reference. Most doctors are quite happy to give references.
2. Ask your insurance agents for list of neurologist / neurology / memory clinic.
3. Search on the web.

Hope this answered your question. Let me know if you need any more assistance.

Regards
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