Cognitive Impairment

Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: Support and Care at Shire Doctors and Dentists

At Shire Doctors and Dentists, we recognize the profound impact that dementia and Alzheimer’s disease can have on individuals and their families. Our comprehensive approach to care encompasses diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and social support services to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients and their loved ones.

Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Dementia is a syndrome characterized by a decline in cognitive function that interferes with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for approximately 60-80% of cases. These conditions can manifest as memory loss, impaired reasoning, personality changes, and difficulty with everyday tasks.


Early diagnosis of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is crucial for effective management and planning. At Shire Doctors and Dentists in Caringbah, our experienced geriatrician understands the significance of early detection and employs a comprehensive approach to diagnosis. Utilizing a combination of medical history, thorough physical examinations, cognitive assessments, and specialized laboratory tests, we strive to accurately identify the presence and progression of these conditions in our patients. Our commitment to precision in diagnosis ensures that individuals and their families receive timely and tailored care, empowering them to navigate the complexities of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease with confidence and clarity.


While there is no known cure for dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, certain lifestyle modifications can help reduce the risk of developing these conditions. Our team provides guidance on maintaining a healthy diet, engaging in regular physical activity, managing chronic health conditions, and stimulating cognitive function through mental activities and social engagement.


Treatment for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease focuses on managing symptoms, slowing disease progression, and improving quality of life. Our healthcare providers work closely with patients and their families to develop personalized treatment plans that may include medication, cognitive therapy, lifestyle interventions, and support services.

Social Support

Caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease can be emotionally and physically challenging. Our practice offers a range of social support services to assist patients and their families throughout their journey. This includes access to support groups, caregiver education programs, respite care services, and assistance with navigating community resources.

Compassionate Care for Patients and Families

At Shire Doctors and Dentists in Caringbah, we understand the importance of providing compassionate and holistic care to individuals living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Our team is dedicated to supporting patients and their families every step of the way, offering guidance, resources, and personalized care to enhance quality of life and promote dignity and independence.

If you or a loved one is affected by dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our experienced geriatrician. Together, we can develop a comprehensive care plan that addresses your unique needs and provides the support and assistance you deserve.

Looking for a local GP in Caringbah to discuss your concerns?

Our experienced GPs at Shire Doctors and Dentists take the time to assess your symptoms and use their experience and knowledge to assist you feeling good again.

Call 02 9063 8650 to book your GP consultation.