Memory Disorder Specialist

Muhammad Nayer, M.D. -  - Neurologist

Tri-State Neurology: Muhammad Nayer, M.D.

Muhammad Nayer, M.D.

Neurologist & Sleep Medicine located in Henderson, NV & Bullhead City, AZ

If you or a loved one is suffering from a memory disorder, finding an effective treatment path can make a world of difference in your daily quality of life. Muhammad Nayer MD of Tri-State Neurological & Sleep Disorder Center in Henderson, Nevada and Bullhead City, AZ, offers compassionate care for memory disorders and can help you navigate these stressful conditions. Schedule an appointment to sit down with Dr. Nayer and learn about available treatment options. Online scheduling is available, or you can always reach out to the office by phone to book your visit.

Memory Disorder Q & A

What are memory disorders?

The term memory disorder is used to describe conditions that cause cognitive decline, and especially the ability to recall important people and events, make decisions and communicate effectively. Many men and women with memory disorders also have trouble reasoning properly.

There are more than 100 different conditions that affect cognitive function. Finding the right diagnosis can be a challenge.

What is dementia?

Dementia is not a single condition, but a term used to describe a collection of brain conditions that impact your ability to reason, communicate, and memory. Dementia isn’t a standalone diagnosis; it’s more of a description of symptoms.

Some of the more common symptoms of dementia include:

  • Memory loss
  • Trouble planning ahead
  • Organizational challenges
  • Language difficulties including speaking and comprehension
  • Altered personality and behavior

Dementia is progressive and worsens over time. There is no cure, but treatment can improve your quality of life. Some types of memory disorders include:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Dementia with Lewy bodies
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Vascular dementia
  • Frontotemporal dementia

Each of these conditions can be improved with the right treatment path.

Does my loved one need dementia care?

Occasional memory lapses are a normal part of life, and it can be hard to know when a loved one’s cognitive function has declined to the point that medical care is necessary. It’s even harder for you to recognize signs of cognitive decline in your own habits and behaviors.

There may be a noticeable change in your ability to complete daily routines and tasks. For example, a loved one may begin misplacing things more frequently, or taking a long time to complete a familiar task. He or she might get lost in a familiar area, or being repeating questions or statements. Mood swings and behavioral changes are also common signs.

How are memory disorders treated?

These imaging scans are often used to diagnose memory disorders:

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Computerized tomography (CT)
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)

Once you receive the proper diagnosis, Dr. Nayer can create your customized treatment path. Your treatment may include medications to alter your brain chemicals and improve cognitive function.

An important part of treating memory disorders involves modifying your environment to remove clutter and excess noise, which can create confusion and anxiety. Dr. Nayer also believes in the power of family and social connections to improve quality of life for men and women with dementia, and takes the time to work with your loved ones to try new approaches.

If you’re ready to find answers and techniques for living with memory disorders, book an appointment with Dr. Nayer today either by phone or online.