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Memory Loss

Memory loss, caused by dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, is a growing health problem affecting seniors. Alzheimer’s disease alone is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Memory loss greatly impacts the lives of patients and their families, causing depression and other health conditions not only in the patient, but in caregivers as well.

Memory loss has serious effects on health. People with memory loss are at higher risk of falls and accidents. They are also unable to follow healthy habits like exercising and eating right. Patients who experience memory loss cannot participate in their healthcare, meaning that any health condition, injury or illness affects them more than a healthy older adult.

Caregivers for patients with memory loss experience increased levels of stress and anxiety. Over time, the stress takes its toll, increasing the risk for heart disease, diabetes and even just catching a cold. It is vital that caregivers receive the support they need by seeking out coordinated care programs for patients with memory loss, support groups and by regularly seeing their own primary care physician.

Right now there is no cure for dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, but medicines are available to help slow the progress of the disease. Early diagnosis is essential to slowing the condition and improving the overall health of the patient. At Indiana University Health, we use the latest treatment options and evidence-based medicine to fight memory loss.

IU Health physicians are specially trained in treating older adults, especially those with memory loss. We provide you and your family with the diagnostic tools, treatments and resources they need to improve your quality of life and plan for the future.

Our experts in geriatric medicine teach the next generation of physicians how to care for older adults through fellowship training programs at Indiana University School of Medicine

How We Can Help

How We Can Help

Memory Loss Treatment Information

IU Health Geriatrics physicians offer specialized care for you and your family to determine the cause and best treatment for memory loss. Your first appointment will likely be three hours long to ensure you receive focused, individualized attention and access to the following services:

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Memory Loss Support Services

Memory loss causes stress and anxiety for both patients and caregivers. Learn more about caring for patients with memory loss at the websites below.