We are often asked what is the best way to find a practitioner who can help determine what is causing memory issues and treat them. Most traditionally educated medical doctors (MD) and dentists (DDS and DMD) have not been trained in treating the causes of dementia identified so far. Medical and dental schools typically do not offer many hours on topics such as nutrition, heavy metals detoxification, hormone testing and treatment, stress management, gerontology (the study of the elderly), or infections and toxicities such as Lyme Disease, and mold.
For this reason, you may need to go outside traditional categories of healthcare to find alternative or integrative physicians such as functional medicine or naturopathic doctors. There are other practitioners as well. Many of these doctors partner with health coaches to help patients follow recommended changes to diet and lifestyle, which is a useful for prevention as well. Keep in mind that each individual seeking treatment will have his or her own insurance and financial considerations.