Are you concerned about your—or a loved one's—memory?
Difficulty remembering daily or recurring activities like weekly appointments or paying monthly bills are potential indications of something more serious than typical forgetfulness. These signs of memory loss often increase over time, and you may find this person repeats themselves frequently, or forgets critical information like the dosage for their medication, or when to take it.
There are many causes of memory loss and there's a difference between normal memory changes related to aging, and memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.
An evaluation can help determine the cause, and provide treatment and support for you and your family.
How can the Memory Clinic help?
Our team will look at all of the contributing factors to your memory loss, determine a diagnosis and treatment plan, and provide support to help you and your family cope with memory changes.
Read more about our memory clinic in this article (PDF)
What does a memory assessment include?
- Your first appointment starts with memory testing by a social worker. Then you will meet with a physician for a thorough history, physical examination, medication review, and discussion of labs and diagnostic imaging if indicated.
- Your second appointment will be scheduled within 1-2 weeks to review the findings and to develop a plan of care that may include medications, exercise, future planning and support for you and your family.
- While our clinic doesn't provide ongoing primary care, we will provide follow-up care and management of your memory issues. We work in partnership with your primary care physician or provider.
A comprehensive memory evaluation is covered at 80% like any other outpatient Medicare service. Most supplemental insurances cover the remaining cost, although policies vary so please check with yours to find out.
Make a Memory Clinic Appointment
You may not need a physician's referral for the Memory Clinic. Please check with your insurance company and primary care physician.
Call us at 425-899-6800 to make an appointment.