Special Needs Dentist New York
Dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease
Currently, 5.3 million Americans are afflicted with Alzheimer’s, often leaving family members to make sure that their health and welfare are maintained. It’s very important not to underestimate the severe toll this disease leaves on close relatives and loved ones. Despite recent advances in confirming an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, definitive treatments are still years away. Only five drugs are currently in late stage clinical trials according to Dr. Paul S. Aisen, director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study and professor of Neuroscience at UC San Diego. Many companies have targeted this disease, however, Eli Lilly alone has a pipeline of seventy molecules in some stage of development.
Learn more about Dr. Siegelman’s advanced and comprehensive dental experience for patients with Alzheimer’s Disease in New York City here.
Many people on the autistic spectrum have a difficult time dealing with the dental environment. This is partly due to differences in how people on the spectrum experience, understand and interact with the world in general. For most people, dental visits often require patience with a process that can be noisy, intrusive or restrictive for anyone. New sights, smells, sounds, and emotions can add to the challenge.
The question is: what can be done to help patients and caregivers navigate this process with a minimum of angst?
Learn more about Dr. Siegelman’s dental care approach regarding patients who are on the autistic spectrum here.