Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a group of symptoms. Those symptoms can arise as any negative change related to thinking including, difficulty with memory, language, reasoning or problem solving. Those symptoms, or cognitive changes, may affect the way a person communicates.
Often, the holiday season can seem overwhelming for those caregiving for loved ones with memory disorders. Between navigating logistics and managing expectations for both family members and the individual in your care, it can feel like the holidays are filled with more stress than joy.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or TMS therapy, is an FDA approved treatment for depression that utilizes energy to stimulate the brain and facilitate improvements in depressive symptoms. The treatment utilizes short pulses of a focused magnetic field to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain thought to control mood.
The holidays are an exciting time for many. Filled with social gatherings, gift-giving, and delicious food, the holiday season can also be filled with migraine triggers. To ensure you don’t get a holiday headache, we sat down with Attending Neurologist and DENT Headache Specialist, Dr.
November is National Epilepsy Awareness month, dedicated to educating the public on epilepsy, the fourth most common neurological disorder. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, epilepsy affects 3.4 million people in the United States are affected by epilepsy and 1 in 26 people in the U.S.
On Wednesday, November 7, AM Buffalo stopped by to learn more about DENT and its 16 sub-specialty clinics. Reporters met with both clinical and administrative leaders on our staff to learn about the exciting research, breakthrough treatments and diagnostic testing offered at DENT.
On Saturday, November 10, DENT will be hosting a brain health screening event. Free and open to the public, this event will give attendees the chance to participate in a 10 minute test assessing each person’s cognitive function. This test will be provide attendees and their treating providers with crucial brain health information in order to establish a cognitive baseline.
Dr. Jennifer McVige, director of the DENT Concussion Center, was honored as the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s 2018 Honoree. Dr. McVige received this prestigious award for her dedication to patients suffering from Neuromuscular disorders, especially her work with Spinraza, the breakthrough therapy for children suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).
By the age of 65 dizziness is the third most common complaint bringing people to the doctor, rising to number one after the age of 75. However, dizziness and balance problems can affect people of any age. According to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication disorders,
On September 13, 2018 we dedicated our first floor boardroom to Dr. William Kinkel. Dr. Kinkel, one of the founders of Dent Neurologic Institute, has been an integral part of Dent’s success and legacy. Dent’s story is rooted in a rich history.