Your specialist will review your medical history and perform a complete physical exam, focusing heavily on the nervous system and give a mental function test. Other test, including lab tests, brain scans, psychiatric evaluation, may be ordered to better find out the root cause of your memory loss.
Treatment is dependent on the condition causing the dementia. Although there is no cure, medication and therapy can help.
An educated caregiver will also play a major role in aiding in treatment. There may come a point where skilled nursing care becomes required.