A cognitive disorder is anything that affects a person’s mental, learning or memory abilities. These can also be called neurocognitive disorders, as they involve a person’s brain. A person with a cognitive disorder may have problems properly communicating, solving problems, understanding language, making decisions, or perceiving and understanding relationships of an object with their environment.
The most common cognitive disorders are delirium, dementia and amnesia. Delirium occurs over a short period of time as a person experiences a loss of awareness in their ability to think clearly and their surroundings. In dementia, a person experiences a progressive decline of memory loss, thinking and concentration problems. Amnesia involves memory loss, without other symptoms.
If you or a loved one is suffering from memory loss, confusion or other neurological symptoms, our team of experts can help. At Mercy Health, we deliver high-quality, compassionate care to treat Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease and other cognitive and neurodegenerative conditions. With skill and expertise, our doctors and nurses use innovative technologies and techniques to help bring healing and comfort.
When you’re experiencing problems with memory, thinking, language, concentration or judgement, all you want is to feel like yourself again. Our team is here to help you do just that. Our hands-on caregivers provide the expert, compassionate care that you need. Combining the expertise of some of Ohio's and Kentucky's top neurologists with leading-edge technology enables us to treat the entire spectrum of neurological conditions. Reach out today to learn more.
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