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Dementia care

Mount Nittany Health specializes in treating many forms of dementia, including:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Lewy body disease
  • Early-onset dementia
  • Other forms of dementia, including those caused by Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease


Dementia can be diagnosed by evaluating a patient’s physical and mental signs and symptoms. Cognitive testing is usually performed. Additional testing includes:

  • CT scans, MRI scans, PET scans
  • Lab tests
  • Neuropsychiatric evaluation


Mount Nittany Health neurologists provide treatment plans based on the individual patient’s needs. These treatments can improve symptoms and increase quality of life:

  • Medications
  • Physical and occupational therapy