INDIVIDUALS – As we age, most of us have memory lapses at one time or another that give us pause but are often caused by stress or trying to do too many things at once. However, if you’ve noticed a gradual worsening of your memory, there may be one or more specific causes that can be evaluated and treated.
CAREGIVERS – As a caregiver for a friend or loved one who is having memory issues, you may be feeling hopeless, scared, and, at times, angry. You may also be frustrated by the traditional medical care that offers little in the way of treatment except for a prescription that may have limited effectiveness. There is an alternative way of looking at your loved one’s memory loss that is filled with hope and possibility.
PRACTITIONERS – As a medical professional, seeing a patient with the unmistakable signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia may put you in a quandary. You wish you could do more than prescribe a drug that has been shown to have limited effectiveness, but you don’t know what other treatments might be available. None of our tools are a substitute for professional medical treatment. SAN realizes that everyone’s body is unique, so no set of rules can possibly be right for every person. Our goal is to help to facilitate the conversation about treating dementia among dementia patients, their families, and their healthcare practitioners.