Dementia affects your memory, your ability to focus, and your visual perception. Dr. Felipe de los Rios, Neurologist with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center, talks about why people with dementia have a difficult time remembering recent things, but not things that happened in the past.
The only way a neurologist, or alternatively the emergency physician, can confirm that a patient is suffering from a stroke is through what he says and how he says it. "It's all you need," highlights Dr. Felipe de los Rios. Also, after this confirmation, an imaging process will be performed, which will determine if the stroke is a lack of blood flow to the brain or is a type of bleeding.