My Loved One may have Dementia...
How will a Brain MRI Help?
Dementia is not a disease but it describes a number of symptoms that can be caused by a variety of disorders. A brain MRI may be helpful in diagnosing many of those symptoms because it clearly demonstrates the soft tissue and structures of the brain. If your doctor determines that an MRI would be helpful to evaluate the symptoms of dementia, a contrast media enhanced scan may be ordered. Your doctor and radiologists will work together to decide if contrast media is safe and warranted. Special blood tests may be required before your exam, especially if you have a history of diabetes, kidney or liver disease, or if you are over the age of 50.
Our radiologists at the Cleveland Clinic, recently rated one of top hospitals in the country, are committed to providing you and your doctor with the most accurate diagnosis available. In the case of a brain MRI, that means only a dedicated Neuroradiologist (a radiologist that has undergone specialized training in the field of neurology and has passed a board examination in Neuroradiology) will interpret your exam. Comparison to any prior advanced imaging studies will be required to fully evaluate your condition. Click here to learn more about our radiology team.
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For Further Information:
|Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR)
National Institute on Aging
P.O. Box 8250
Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250
Tel: 301-495-3311 800-438-4380
225 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601-7633
Tel: 312-335-8700 1-800-272-3900 (24-hour helpline) TDD: 312-335-5886
|Alzheimer's Foundation of America
322 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Tel: 866-AFA-8484 (232-8484)
|John Douglas French Alzheimer's Foundation
11620 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
|Association for Frontotemporal Dementias (AFTD)
Radnor Station Building #2 Suite 200
290 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087
Tel: 267-514-7221 866-507-7222
|National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
P.O. Box 1968
(55 Kenosia Avenue)
Danbury, CT 06813-1968
Tel: 203-744-0100 Voice Mail 800-999-NORD (6673)
|Family Caregiver Alliance/ National Center on Caregiving
180 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Tel: 415-434-3388 800-445-8106
|C-Mac Informational Services/Caregiver News [For Alzheimer's-Type Dementia Caregivers]
120 Clinton Lane
Cookeville, TN 38501-8946
|National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institutes of Health, DHHS
6001 Executive Blvd. Rm. 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Tel: 301-443-4513/866-415-8051 301-443-8431 (TTY)
|National Family Caregivers Association
10400 Connecticut Avenue
Kensington, MD 20895-3944
|Lewy Body Dementia Association
912 Killian Hill Road, S.W.
Lilburn, GA 30047
Tel: Telephone: 404-935-6444 Helpline: 800-539-9767
|Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (formerly, Institute for the Study of Aging)
1414 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
|Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) Foundation Inc.
P.O. Box 5312
Akron, OH 44334
2527 South Carrollton Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118-3013
|Well Spouse Association
63 West Main Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
Tel: 800-838-0879 732-577-8899
|National Respite Network and Resource Center
800 Eastowne Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Tel: 919-490-5577 x222
|American Health Assistance Foundation
22512 Gateway Center Drive
Clarksburg, MD 20871
Tel: 301-948-3244 800-437-AHAF (2423)
|National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization /Natl. Hospice Foundation
1731 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: 703-837-1500 Helpline: 800-658-8898
The Dementias: Hope Through Research
Information booklet about Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, and other types of dementia compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
NINDS Alzheimer's Disease Information Page
Alzheimer's Disease (AD) information sheet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
NINDS Dementia With Lewy Bodies Information Page
Dementia With Lewy Bodies information sheet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
NINDS Multi-Infarct Dementia Information Page
Multi-infarct dementia information sheet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
NINDS Binswanger's Disease Information Page
Binswanger's Disease information sheet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
NINDS Frontotemporal Dementia Information Page
Pick's Disease information sheet compiled by NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
NINDS Neurological Complications of AIDS Information Page
AIDS-related neurological problems information sheet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
Molecular Fingerprint Predicts HIV-Associated Dementia
June 2003 press release on blood proteins in HIV-associated dementia.
Glial Inflammation in HIV-1 Dementia and Other Chronic Neurodegenerative Diseases
This meeting focused on integrating neurological and immunological perspectives on glial inflammatory responses in chronic degenerative diseases, including HIV-1 associated dementia (HAD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson's disease (PD), Alzheimer's disease (AD), and Huntington's disease (HD).
Planning Workshop on Clinico-pathological Correlations in the Lewy Body Dementias Minutes
Correlations in the Lewy Body Dementias Minutes
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