Each year, over three million cases of Alzheimer’s Disease are diagnosed in the United States. While there is no cure right now, psychologist Dr. Jesse Chasman of Coastal Neuropsychologist can help devise a treatment plan to help slow down symptom progression.
Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive disease that attacks the nerve cells which ultimately affect memory and other functions. With the changes in the brain, patients with Alzheimer’s can suffer from memory decline and forgetfulness as the most prominent symptom at onset.
Other symptoms include difficulty in thinking and understanding, confusion in the evening hours, delusion, disorientation, making things up, inability to create new memories, inability to do simple math as well as depression, mood swings and jumbled speech.
With a comprehensive neuropsychology evaluation, psychologist in Mt Pleasant SC Dr. Chasman can contribute valuable information as part of a patient’s health care team. The neuropsychology evaluation will also help find if there are any other potential conditions that could be causing the symptoms.
The evaluation will also establish a baseline to monitor progression and help the health care providers determine modifications and strategies to improve the quality of life for those who are living with Alzheimer’s Disease and the family members.
The neuropsychology evaluation is a major point in the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and psychologist in Mt Pleasant SC Dr. Chasman and his staff at Coastal Neuropsychology can help get you started.
For a consultation or more information, be sure to contact Charleston SC psychologist Dr. Chasman and Coastal Neuropsychology. The offices of Coastal Neuropsychology are conveniently located off 526 between Charleston SC and Mount Pleasant SC.