Treating Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is life-changing – for you and your loved ones. That’s why we’re with you every step of the way with hope, compassion and the most advanced treatments available.

Why Choose Us for Your Alzheimer’s Disease Care?

At Providence, our neuroscience experts are committed to helping prevent, detect and treat Alzheimer’s disease early. Here are more reasons people with Alzheimer’s trust us to maximize their quality of life:

The symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease include memory loss, but can vary greatly from patient to patient. Our neurologists and neuroscience specialists tailor your care to your needs with the goal of slowing the progression of the disease and supporting brain function. We care for your mind, body and spirit to help you face the challenges Alzheimer’s may bring. And we always include both you and your loved ones in decisions about your care.

At Providence, we take a team-based approach to treating Alzheimer’s disease with leading-edge treatments. Your care team includes neurologists who apply findings from recent clinical studies to treatment options. They work closely with other clinicians on your team, which may include neuropsychologists, neuroimaging specialists, physical and speech therapists, rehabilitation nurses and nutritionists.

We not only treat your Alzheimer’s disease – we also help you remain physically, mentally and socially active. We practice lifestyle medicine, which uses evidence-based behavioral changes to support brain health. Our lifestyle medicine services include cooking, nutrition and exercise classes, support groups and more.

We also offer long-term residential care with specially trained staff who guide patients with diminished memory and other challenges. In these facilities, you may receive counseling, physical therapy, speech therapy or rehabilitation therapy. You can also participate in activities and programs to help you stay physically and mentally active.

At Providence, we are committed to providing access to the best care to everyone in our diverse community, including patients with Alzheimer’s disease. We respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual and spiritual identities of each of our patients. We offer location-specific services such as translation for non-English-speaking patients, telehealth and transportation assistance if you are a resident of one of our long-term facilities. And, in keeping with our Mission, Providence offers financial assistance programs that provide free and low-cost care to those who are eligible.

As a Providence patient with Alzheimer’s disease, you benefit from one of the largest neuroscience networks in the country. This collaborative system includes award-winning physicians, scientists, researchers and caregivers across 51 hospitals in seven states. The knowledge and skills of these professionals, combined with the expertise of your local team, mean you’re getting the best personalized care. Our network is one of the reasons we care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease through more than 3,000 appointments each year.

Patient Stories

Susan made lifestyle changes with the help of Providence to support her cognitive abilities and help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. “I’m choosing to walk. I choose to breathe hard to oxygenate my neurons. I choose to sleep. I’m making choices because I know each are increasing the longevity of my brain.”


More About Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a condition that affects the brain and causes problems with memory, critical thinking and behavior. It usually develops in older people, and in some cases it can be hereditary. Over time, people with Alzheimer’s disease lose skills they need in everyday life. They may struggle to remember simple things like where they live or how to use the phone. The loss of abilities like these can make it difficult to live independently.

Testing and Diagnostics

Doctor with patient smiling test results

Your neurological care team will use advanced diagnostics to determine your condition and learn as much as possible about it. Diagnostic tools may include one or more of the following:

  • Biomarker analysis
  • Blood test
  • Genetic testing
  • MRI
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • PET scan

Personalized Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

No two Alzheimer’s patients are the same. This is why your care team works with you to create a treatment plan based specifically on your symptoms and your overall health needs. Your plan includes long-term care and may include one or more of the following therapies:

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Meet the Team

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.