Working with primary care doctors to develop comprehensive care plans for patients suffering from memory loss

Our lives can become more challenging as our bodies age.  For many of us, the physical conditions we encounter as we age can be managed with prompt diagnosis and treatment.  What many people don’t know is the changes that happen in the brain as we age can also be managed to help enhance our quality of life in much the same way.  Whether the issue is mild memory loss, a more serious form of dementia or Alzheimer’s, depression or unpredictable mood changes, early diagnosis and treatment of changes in the brain can give older patients and caregivers the tools needed to effectively manage these conditions and promote a better quality of life.

Recognizing the importance of taking care of the health of the mind, the Division of General Internal Medicine created the Cognitive Assessment Clinic (CAC) in 2015. Our CAC care team, currently accepting new patients, will work directly with the patient’s primary care doctor to develop a comprehensive care plan for the patient and their caregivers.  Our team members include board certified geriatricians who specialize in treating patients 65 and older, clinical pharmacists, a social worker and a registered nurse to help manage ongoing health conditions.

What will happen at your appointment?

When you decide to take advantage of the unique services our clinic offers, your visit will include a test of your mental functions as well as a review of your medications and your daily living conditions to consider whether you have the support and tools you need to continue to function at your best.

Following your appointment, our team will continue to partner with you and your caregivers to help you implement your care plan in a way that works for you.

To schedule an appointment at our Cognitive Assessment Clinic, please call (614) 366-3579.

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