Dr.Danov Neuropsychologist P.C.
Pediatric and Adult Neuropsychology
Dementia has become very much prevalent among older individuals. Among individuals 65 years
of age, the prevalence of dementia is approximately 1.5%. This rate doubles every 4 years,
reaching 30% at 80 years.  According to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of
Public Health in Maryland, one in 85 people worldwide will have Alzheimer disease by 2050.
Babyboomers will increase the number of dementia and mild cognitive impairment cases in our
country.

Some dementias are hereditary, including those due to Alzheimer and Huntington diseases.  
Individuals have a higher risk of developing dementia if their parent or a very close blood
relative is suffering from it.  Additionally, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, neuro-toxic
exposure and other neurological disorders may also lead to severe memory loss and cognitive
decline.

How to determine if you are showing early signs of a cognitive decline that leads to dementia or
if you are experiencing normal aging?

HOW CAN YOU PREDICT, PREPARE, AND PREVENT?

End your worries, sleepless nights, and doubts…… Get a timely, private, and discrete baseline
neuropsychological evaluation and peace of mind: Find out if you have Alzheimer 's related
memory loss, early signs of other type of dementia, or a normal age-related memory loss, and
monitor your cognitive status in relation to your age norm....

Baseline
neuropsychological evaluation determines the integrity of your current cognitive skills
(memory, thinking, processing, attention, language). This is a critical piece of information
needed in case you develop memory loss and cognitive decline that may lead to dementia in the
future. Comparison to your previously normal level of cognitive functioning will allow to detect
precisely how much of a memory loss and cognitive decline you have developed and whether
this decline is severe enough to warrant dementia.  

Our neuropsychological evaluation is private, discrete and thorough, and provide you with the
needed personal comfort, privacy and confidentiality you deserve during these trying times.

Most common types of dementia are Alzheimer and Vascular type (results from stroke,
hypertension and cholesterol related ischemic changes in the brain, and heart disease).  Unlike
those in Alzheimer disease, the symptoms of Vascular decline usually begin suddenly, frequently
after stroke. Vascular dementia is not necessarily progressive and may or may not improve with
time. Depression, Parkinson disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Metabolic disorders, excessive multiple
medication intake, Traumatic Brain Injury may also cause severe cognitive impairment and
memory loss and even dementia in the elderly.

Individuals are diagnosed with dementia when two or more of their cognitive functions (e.g.,
memory, thinking, processing, attention, language, spatial analysis) are significantly impaired, as
measured by neuropsychological evaluation.   

Serial follow-up neuropsychological evaluation will assess whether cognitive impairment is
progressing.

Neuropsychological evaluation is critical in detecting early signs of any type of dementia,  
especially Alzheimer type, due to the lack of a reliable biological marker capable of
distinguishing Alzheimer from age-related memory loss or from other neurodegenerative decline.
Our evaluations are private, discrete and thorough, and provide you
with the needed personal comfort, privacy and confidentiality you
deserve.
ARE YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONE SUFFERING FROM DEMENTIA?
Completed neuropsychological
evaluation?      

WHAT'S NEXT?    

Cognitive Rehab Treatment can
help you to improve your
cognitive deficits and learn to
compensate for the residual
decline
BILINGUAL EVALUATION:
ENGLISH, RUSSIAN, SPANISH
For appointments and
questions call us at  
718-667-5530