Alzheimer's Psychiatrists Chillicothe OH
Pickaway Chiropractic Center
Chiropractic, Extremity Adjusting and sports injury
Insurance Plans Accepted: Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, American Specialty Network, Medicaid, Caresource, Medicare, United Health Care (UHC), Great West, Ohio State University health network, Medical Mutual of Ohio, in addition to many others. We our in network wi
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes
Primary Hospital: Berger and Adena Health Systems
Residency Training: Palmer College of Chiropractic
Medical School: Palmer College of Chiropractic, 2008
Languages Spoken: English
Internal Medicine, Nephrology
Dementia: The Importance of an Accurate Diagnosis
Dementia--The Importance of an Accurate Diagnosis and the Qualified Specialists to Make It
Being able to retrieve information stored in memory becomes more difficult as we age, but recent memory loss so severe that it interferes with an individual's daily functioning is not part of the normal aging process. It is a symptom of dementia, a gradual decline of intellectual functions such as remembering, thinking and reasoning. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer's disease (A.D.), a progressive, degenerative, terminal disorder that gradually damages and destroys nerve cells in the brain.
Although a definitive diagnosis of Alzheimer's can only be made by analyzing the brain on autopsy following death, current methods of evaluation by qualified doctors specializing in the care of senior adults can make a diagnosis of Alzheimer's 90% accurate. Other diseases that can cause similar symptoms can be ruled out in the process and treated.
What Should Be Included in an Evaluation?
It is important that the person suspected of having Alzheimer’s disease undergo a thorough physical, psychiatric, and neurological evaluation so that reversible conditions such as thyroid disease, metabolic problems, depression, adverse drug reactions, head injuries, etc. can be ruled out or treated.
There is no single diagnostic test for Alzheimer's, but physicians specializing in the care of the geriatric/elderly patient can reliably diagnose the disease with a series of evaluations and tests:
- Medical evaluation and family interviews—a detailed report from the patient and family member including observable changes and current symptoms.
- Physical exam including lab tests to identify health problems such as thyroid, vitamin deficiencies and diabetes that might be responsible for symptoms.
- Neurological exam including an EEG, an MRI and/or CT scan.
- Neuropsychological testing and mental status examinations which assess reasoning, word-finding skills, writing ability, abstract thinking and cognitive skills.
Who Should Do the Evaluation?
Most senior adults prefer to rely on the physicians they have been seeing for their medical needs for many years. But their doctor may not have the knowledge of current advances in evaluation tools, medications, and treatments that physicians who specialize in care of the geriatric patient, and in memory problems/Alzheimer’s disease in particular, do.
Physicians who specifically work with older adults may be:
- Family and Internal Medicine physicians with a geriatric specialty
- Geriatric Psychiatrists
- Neurologists with a specialty in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases
If your family physician is not familiar with specialists in your area, your local Area Agency on Aging and Alzheimer's Association may be able to make recommendations.
Although there is no prevention or cure for Alzheimer's, early detection can allow the family and the individual time to plan for the futu...
The Well Drop-In Center Training
Dates: 1/4/2014 – 1/4/2014
The Salvation Army Columbus
966 E Main Street
The Well is a Drop in Center for women who have been sexually exploited or trafficked. It is designed to be an environment of peace where women can relax, be valued, and develop a sense of positive self worth. The center’s goals are to enhance life skills, increase self esteem, and improve knowledge of community support. This training will provide interested persons an understanding of the mindset of those served, as well as the protocol established by The Well. Lastly, participants will be offered skills to complete desired volunteer roles.
Additionally, The Salvation Army Anti-Human Trafficking Department is starting a Mentorship Program. The purpose of the Mentorship Porgram is to build healthy, one-on-one bonds between mentors and women who have been sexually exploited or trafficked. The Mentorship Program is designed to enchance a sense of positive self-esteem and dignity by meeting the social needs of women who have been involved in the commercial sex trade. Women will be shown respect and value through the fostering of healthy and appropriate social relationships.
Mentors will help empower mentees to dsicover their sense of integrity, honesty and self. Being a mentor provides the opportunity for mentors to share their skills and talents, interests and experiences, and to model appopriate social relationships. Mentors may help their mentee with self-esteem, sense of purpose, planning and decision making, interpersonal competence, and empowerment through activities such as going to the Columbus Zoo, going out to lunch or dinner, seeing a movie, or any other socially appropriate activity.
*This is an all-day training. Therefore, there will be a lunch break to go get lunch or feel free to bring your own bag lunch with you.
* After being trained, volunteers who wish to become a mentor must go through an application and interview process.
* Finally, anyone volunteering at The Well & Mentoring Programs must obtain a background check.