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Alzheimer's Specialist

Mez, Tan & Sarante

Primary Care & Medical Aesthetics located in Eldersburg, MD

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting more than 5.5 million American adults. The team of board-certified physicians provides preventive care and treatment for Alzheimer’s disease at their practice in Eldersburg, Maryland. Call the office or book an appointment online today to learn more about Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment.


What is Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive type of dementia, which is a slow decline in your memory, thinking skills, and your ability to take care of yourself. Alzheimer’s disease damages your brain cells, which destroys their connections and causes them to die. 

Early signs of dementia may include difficulty remembering recent events and conversations. Eventually, the disease causes severe memory problems that interfere with your ability to carry out daily tasks.  

There’s no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but the team at Mez, Tan, & Sarante offers treatment that may temporarily improve the symptoms or slow its progression. 

What are the common signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease?

Memory loss is the primary symptom of Alzheimer’s disease. Everyone has trouble remembering things from time to time, but people with Alzheimer’s disease have persistent memory loss that worsens over time. 

Signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease include:

  • Getting lost in familiar places
  • Trouble handling money and paying bills
  • Changes in behavior, mood, and personality
  • Repeating questions
  • Poor judgment

As the disease progresses, routine tasks like preparing a meal or playing a favorite game may become a struggle. 

Who gets Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is most common in adults over age 65, but signs and symptoms may appear around age 60 or earlier. The highly-trained providers at Mez, Tan, & Sarante, check for warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease at your annual preventive care exam. You may be at higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease if an immediate family member has had it. 

How is Alzheimer’s disease treated?

If you or someone you love has Alzheimer’s disease, the friendly and knowledgeable team at Mez, Tan, & Sarante works with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. There’s no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but medical management and a healthy lifestyle can dramatically improve your quality of life. 

Treatment for Alzheimer’s disease may include:

  • Taking medications to address memory symptoms and cognitive changes
  • Creating a safe and supportive living situation
  • Getting regular exercise and proper nutrition
  • Participating in activities and social interactions

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease is demanding, both physically and emotionally. Attending to your own health and well-being is one of the most important things you can do, both for yourself and the person you’re caring for. 

For expert care for Alzheimer’s disease in a welcoming environment, call the office of Mez, Tan, & Sarante, or book an appointment online today.