Dementia & Behavioral Neurology

(Dementia & Thinking Disorders)

Dementia refers to a brain disorder in which a patient suffers multiple thinking problems (also called “cognitive deficits”) such as memory loss and difficulty planning, paying attention, or doing simple math.  Dementia is usually progressive in nature.  The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer disease, though there are several other types of dementias.  Some patients have memory loss without other cognitive deficits.  Other patients have specific cognitive deficits called behavioral disorders such as aphasia (difficulty communicating with language) or visual hallucinations.  Dementia is not the only cause of behavioral or thinking disorders.  Stroke, brain tumors, and head trauma are examples of other conditions that can cause behavioral disorders. 


Rhonda Coleman-Jackson, DNP, APRN-CNS
Farhat Husain, MD
Calin I. Prodan, MD

OU Physicians (OKC)
OU Physicians (OKC) & VAMC