NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell is known for our excellent care of patients with Alzheimer's disease, as well as normal pressure hydrocephalus, a reversible disorder that can often be resolved with surgery. Our physicians are also working to develop new medications to treat this cause of dementia.
For patients with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, our doctors may prescribe certain medications to minimize the cognitive impairment caused by the illness. They may also use medications to treat other symptoms of these disorders, such as depression, agitation, hallucinations, delusions, and insomnia.
We understand that in most cases, dementia is irreversible and progressive, and that patients, families, and caregivers need guidance and support. Our staff includes a social worker who is dedicated to working with Alzheimer's disease patients and their families, who works closely with the Alzheimer's Association, and who can help link families with the resources they need. Our team also includes specialists in cognitive rehabilitation and psychiatric support.
Because memory disorders occur more frequently in older individuals, we also consult with specialists in the Irving S. Wright Center on Aging of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell, which is dedicated to providing older adults with comprehensive care so that they can lead fulfilling and independent lives.