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Early Dementia Screening

Early Dementia Screening services offered in Ojai, CA

Early Dementia Screening services offered in the greater Ojai, CA area

An early dementia screening provides a quick and noninvasive way to check for neurodegenerative decline. At Preston Arndt, MD Medical Clinic, in Ojai, California, double-board certified family and integrative medicine provider Preston Arndt, MD, offers early dementia screening with the Linus Health platform. Linus uses a digital platform and artificial intelligence to effectively assess and address cognitive issues. Call Preston Arndt, MD Medical Clinic today to schedule an early dementia screening, or book your appointment online.

Early Dementia Screening Q & A

What is early dementia screening?

An early dementia screening is an outpatient test that assesses your cognitive (or brain) function. Preston Arndt, MD Medical Clinic offers early dementia screening with the state-of-the-art Linus Health digital cognitive assessment platform.

The cutting-edge technology uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to diagnose neurodegenerative illnesses, like Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia, early in their development. 

Early dementia diagnoses allow patients and their loved ones to better prepare for the future and to take steps that may reduce symptoms and improve the quality of life. 

My loved one is more forgetful lately. Should I schedule an early dementia screening?

Yes. If you notice any cognitive changes in yourself or a loved one, like increased forgetfulness or difficulty planning and organizing, schedule early dementia screening at Preston Arndt, MD Medical Clinic. That’s particularly true if you’re 55 or older. 

Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia often develop slowly. Research shows that changes in the brain begin 10-20 years before signs and symptoms of cognitive impairment begin. Capturing a baseline of your brain health is the first step toward preventing the issue from getting worse. 

What does early dementia screening involve?

At  Preston Arndt, MD Medical Clinic, the team completes early dementia screening with the Linus digital platform. The screening process takes 30-45 minutes. 

During the test, you’re asked to complete a series of cognitive assessments using an iPad. For example, your provider might ask you to draw a clock face or quiz you about the last meal you ate. Specifically, these tests evaluate the five areas of cognitive function –– language fluency, episodic memory, time orientation, executive function, and visuospatial function.

After completing the assessment, the AI-powered software analyzes your results and develops a personalized treatment plan, emphasizing your unique modifiable risk factors for dementia. 

What if I’m at risk for dementia?

If your early dementia assessment confirms you’re at risk of dementia or another neurodegenerative illness, your provider makes treatment recommendations. Preston Arndt, MD Medical Clinic takes an integrative treatment approach. They might suggest:

  • Nutritional supplements
  • Prescription medications (e.g., cholinesterase inhibitors or Memantine)
  • Improved diet
  • Regular exercise
  • Counseling (talk therapy)
  • Stress management (e.g., yoga or meditation)
  • Referrals to specialists

Your provider works with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that offers lasting relief.

Call Preston Arndt, MD Medical Clinic to schedule early dementia screening today, or book your appointment online.