Brain Health & Memory Center

University Hospitals Promotes, Protects and Restores Brain Health

The internationally known specialists at University Hospitals Neurological Institute’s Brain Health & Memory Center have the knowledge and experience needed to address all medical issues surrounding memory and cognitive disorders. Our team develops and integrates ways of maintaining brain health across the life span with the goal of promoting, protecting and restoring brain health.

In line with our mission to provide holistic patient care, we offer reliable emotional support and assistance with family issues often associated with disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia, Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease.

As a University Hospitals designated Center of Excellence, the Brain Health & Memory Center brings together leading experts across many different areas of expertise. They collaborate using the latest clinical advances and technologies. In fact, many are involved in nationally funded research that may lead to future innovations in medical care.

For example, the Brain Health & Memory Center staff works closely with the Neurology Department at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. As a result, our patients have access to research sponsored by the National Institutes of Health as well as the pharmaceutical industry and physicians around the world.

With several locations throughout northeast Ohio, our center is equipped to test, diagnose and treat a variety of memory issues. These include long-term and short-term memory loss, sudden memory loss, learning disabilities, memory loss in young adults and memory disorders stemming from injury or underlying disease.

Our physicians have extensive expertise in managing Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia in individuals over age 65. Our team works together with the Department of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to generate a greater understanding of normal brain function while devising customized treatment plans that enhance the quality of life for patients with medical conditions affecting brain function and their families.

Our team is committed to providing compassionate, dignified care for each patient in the midst of challenging mental health issues. Our goal is to help patients maintain cognitive, physical and emotional fitness, as well as a measure of stability and reassurance.

Solid Record of Expertise and Innovation

The Brain Health & Memory Center is the only facility of its kind in the Midwest involved in the Alzheimer’s gene therapy study. In addition, our center’s interdisciplinary care model -- which brings together some of the nation’s leading physicians and researchers in a variety of specialties who collaborate to devise personalized care plans -- has been adopted by other neurological institutes nationwide.

Our clinical researchers are leading efforts to further explore Alzheimer’s disease, and have contributed to studies of the natural history, genetics and behavioral aspects of the disease.

The Brain Health & Memory Center offers beneficial programs for community and caregiver education, quality of care giving, and for recognizing risk factors for memory loss.

Patients and families benefit from staff expertise and resources from the following areas:

  • Geriatrics
  • Geropsychiatry
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neurology
  • Nursing
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology
  • Social work
  • Speech pathology

Helping Patients with a Variety of Dementias

While the neurology experts at the Brain Health & Memory Center address multiple facets of Alzheimer’s disease, they also have expertise in managing other types of dementia. Patients with some form of dementia may experience a variety of issues such as loss of memory and impairment in judgment, language, motor skills and intellectual function. These symptoms are often caused by the damage or death of neurons.

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