As we age, our brains go through a natural decline, and it’s essential to take care of our brain health to prevent cognitive decline and dementia. Did you know that mispronouncing certain words could be an early sign of dementia? Here are five commonly mispronounced words that you should be aware of:
- Alzheimer’s (pronounced alz-heim-ers, not alz-ee-mers)
- Dementia (pronounced dih-men-shuh, not deh-men-shuh)
- Prescription (pronounced prih-skrip-shun, not per-skrip-shun)
- February (pronounced feb-roo-ary, not feb-yoo-ary)
- Ask (pronounced ask, not aks)
If you or a loved one is struggling with pronouncing these words, it’s essential to seek medical attention. Nao Medical offers comprehensive neurology services to help you maintain your brain health. Our team of experienced neurologists can diagnose and treat a wide range of neurological conditions, including dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other cognitive disorders.
At Nao Medical, we take a holistic approach to healthcare, focusing on the whole person, not just their immediate health concerns. We offer same-day appointments, minimal wait times, exceptional and empathetic staff, stunning clinic environments, a technologically driven approach with a comprehensive app, and extensive after-hours virtual care. Our neurology services include:
- Comprehensive neurological evaluations
- Diagnostic testing, including EEG, EMG, and nerve conduction studies
- Treatment for neurological conditions, including dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis
- Medication management
- Neurorehabilitation services, including physical, occupational, and speech therapy
Don’t wait until it’s too late to take care of your brain health. Book an appointment with Nao Medical today to ensure your brain health is in top shape. Our team of experienced neurologists is here to help you every step of the way.
What is dementia?
Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is a common symptom of dementia, but it’s not the only symptom. Other symptoms include difficulty communicating, mood changes, and difficulty with complex tasks.
What is Alzheimer’s?
Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. It’s the most common cause of dementia in older adults.
What causes dementia?
Dementia is caused by damage to brain cells. The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, but other causes include Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
Can dementia be treated?
While there is no cure for dementia, there are treatments available that can help manage symptoms and slow the progression of the disease. Treatment options include medication, therapy, and lifestyle changes.
What can I do to prevent dementia?
While there is no guaranteed way to prevent dementia, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk. These include staying physically active, eating a healthy diet, staying mentally active, and managing chronic health conditions.