Dementia & Memory

Conventional medicine often offers limited solutions, usually focusing on medications that might only slow cognitive decline without improving it. We prioritize a different strategy, exploring functional causes and applying treatments that address the root factors of cognitive challenges.

Witnessing a decline in mental sharpness, whether in oneself or a loved one, is deeply challenging. Currently, 5.8 million Americans are dealing with dementia or similar memory issues. Among adults over 70, nearly 10% face memory challenges.

Many medical conditions, such as nutrient deficiencies, hypothyroidism, chronic Lyme disease, brain injuries, and inflammation, can mimic or contribute to memory impairment. At The James Clinic, we recognize that these issues require careful, precise diagnosis to distinguish and treat. Our diagnostic approach targets potentially reversible causes of memory decline, striving to enhance function and maintain independence for as long as possible.

Key benefits to our treatment protocol

Chronic inflammation is a known contributor to cognitive decline. We identify sources of inflammation through comprehensive testing and implement strategies to mitigate these sources. This may involve dietary adjustments, lifestyle changes, and specific anti-inflammatory medications or supplements tailored to reduce inflammation and protect brain health.

Brain function is heavily influenced by nutrient levels. We assess your current nutrient status using advanced diagnostic tools to identify any deficiencies or imbalances. Based on these findings, we customize a nutrition plan that may include dietary changes and supplementation to ensure your brain receives the essential nutrients it needs for optimal cognitive function.

Hormones play a crucial role in regulating brain health. Imbalances in hormones such as thyroid, estrogen, testosterone, and cortisol can adversely affect memory and cognition. We conduct thorough hormonal assessments and provide targeted treatments to restore hormonal balance, enhancing brain function and overall well-being.

Emerging research links gut health to brain function, suggesting that a healthy gut contributes to a healthy brain. We evaluate your gut microbiome and address issues such as dysbiosis or leaky gut through dietary recommendations, probiotics, and other gut-healing protocols. Enhancing gut health is aimed at promoting better cognitive function and preventing further decline.

We design a personalized prevention plan tailored to your specific health needs, aiming to reduce the risk of infection based on the latest health guidelines.

Symptoms We Treat

Memory loss / Confusion / Difficulty with problem-solving / Misplacing things / Changes in mood and behavior / Difficulty with words / Decreased or poor judgment / Withdrawal from work or social activities / Changes in personality

Questions you may have

We provide comprehensive care for a range of dementia and memory-related conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, and mild cognitive impairment. Our treatment plans are tailored to address the specific needs of each condition, focusing on both symptom management and overall cognitive health improvement.

We use a combination of medical treatments, lifestyle modifications, nutritional guidance, and cognitive therapies designed to slow the progression of dementia and improve quality of life. Each treatment plan is personalized, based on thorough diagnostic evaluations and the latest research in neurology and geriatric medicine.

We believe that lifestyle changes can significantly impact the management of dementia symptoms. We support our patients with tailored advice on diet, exercise, mental stimulation, and stress reduction, which have all been shown to contribute to cognitive health. Our team works closely with patients and their families to implement these changes effectively, enhancing the therapeutic outcomes of our clinical treatments.