Dementia Polyclinic
18.05.2022

Dementia (Neurology)

Dementia is a progressive neurologic disease noticed by amnesia. Incidence rate has been increased nowadays due to prolonged lifespan. Consciousness of the patient relatives is pretty important in early diagnosis of the disease. Dementia is a general term. It is a disease which a progressive deterioration in the brain emerges although the term is often used as a synonym of forgetfulness. In fact, the most frequently seen type of it is Alzheimer's Disease. In addition, it has sub-types such as frontotemporal dementia, vascular dementia, Parkinson's Disease dementia. Early sign in Alzheimer's Disease is memory loss. Short term memory loss is seen in patients at the beginning, then impairment in self care abilities, not recognizing family members, sleep and behavioral disorders develop in the upcoming periods. Making an early diagnosis and starting treatment slows down the progression of the disease course, leading to improve the quality of life of the patient and the caregiver. Moreover, every dementia is not Alzheimer's Disease. It has sub types such as frontotemporal dementia rather ongoing with disorientation in ground and direction without a significant memory loss at the beginnings, behavioural disorder and loss of ability and following manifestation of abnormal movements and behaviors, vascular dementia caused by damage in brain vessels and emerged with chronic diseases such as hypertension or diabetes or Parkinson's dementia occured in patients with diagnosed Parkinson's Disease. Dementia has no definitive therapy today. However, progression of the disease is slowed down by taken medicine and enhancement of adaptation of patients to the society is provided.

Dementia Polyclinic

It offers service on Mondays and Thursdays in Neurology Orthopedics Hospital. Dementia Polyclinic appointments are made by general neurology polyclinic secretaries.