Speaker: Dr. Rex Nzeribe, Geriatrician with Centegra Physician Care
Memory loss can cause a person and his or her family to experience fear, concern, anger and grief. If you or your loved are having problems with memory, thinking, language, judgment or behavior, talk to a physician. Centegra Health System is now using PET/CT scans to help physicians diagnose Alzheimer’s and other causes of dementia. The painless scan is just one of the tools we use to map the brain, exclude other possible causes of dementia and increase our diagnostic accuracy. More than 66 percent of dementia cases are caused by Alzheimer disease. To pinpoint the cause, physicians test for brain functioning by asking questions and evaluating the patient. We also often use blood tests to search for contributing factors such as thyroid problems, infections, metabolic deficiencies, uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension. To find a physician who will provide compassionate care for you or your loved one, call (877) CENTEGRA.