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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, a time to show support for the millions of people struggling with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there are treatments that may slow its progression and make the disease easier to live with. Fortunately, great care is available locally at Palouse Neurology, which is operated by Palouse Specialty Physicians and possible thanks to a partnership between Gritman Medical Center and Pullman Regional Hospital.

The clinic is staffed by Dr. Sarita Said-Said, who is board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She studied at the University of Carabobo School of Medicine, performed her residency at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center College of Medicine, and completed her fellowship at the University of California Irvine.

“There is an increasing demand for neurologists in the U.S., and patients often face long wait times or have difficulty finding a neurologist. Having neurology in the region helps alleviate the struggle patients go through to access neurological care, and it also helps improve the quality of life in our community by providing timely evaluation and treatment,” said Dr. Said-Said.

Dr. Said-Said treats many disorders and conditions of the nervous system, including:

  • Dementia & Alzheimer’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Parkinson’s disease and tremor
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Gait and balance disorders
  • Vertigo and dizziness
  • Neurological causes of vision loss and diplopia
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • Neuromuscular diseases

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Learn more about Alzheimer’s disease in our online clinic.