Dermatologists are trained to evaluate and manage disorders of the skin, hair, nails and adjacent mucous membranes in patients of all ages. A dermatologist has had additional training and experience in the following:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers, melanomas, moles and other tumors of the skin
  • Management of contact dermatitis and other inflammatory skin disorders
  • Recognition of the skin manifestations of systemic and infectious diseases
  • Dermatopathology
  • Surgical techniques used in dermatology

Dermatologists also manage cosmetic disorders of the skin, including hair loss, scars, and the skin changes associated with aging.

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Dementia Signs and Prevention

Watch Out for These Dementia Signs

Dementia is an umbrella term that refers to a range of neurological conditions that affect the brain and worsen over time, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia is a loss of cognitive functioning and behavioral abilities to the point of interfering with a person’s daily activities. While it is normal to lose some brain neurons as we age, people living with dementia lose a lot more. This condition is not a normal part of aging. See a doctor if you or someone you love has one or more of these 10 dementia symptoms:

Dementia Warning Signs

1. Forgetfulness that affects daily life.

2. Getting lost in a familiar place.

3. Difficulty finishing tasks on their own.

4. Losing track of time or where they are.

5. Problems recognizing family and friends.

6. Challenges in problem solving or planning.

7. Difficulty with words used in referring to familiar objects.

8. Misplacing things and unable to retrace steps to find them.

9. Impaired judgment or decision-making.

10. Behavioral and personality changes.

Ways to Help Prevent Dementia

There is no definite way to prevent dementia, but here are steps you can take to help reduce your risk of developing this condition:

If you or someone you know may be at risk for dementia, schedule an appointment with a doctor for proper diagnosis, evaluation and treatment. 

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Consume a healthy diet.

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Control high blood pressure.

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Manage blood sugar levels
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Maintain a healthy weight.

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Bond with family and friends.

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Be physically active.

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Do not smoke.

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Limit alcohol consumption.

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Get enough sleep.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Institute of Aging