Fast, Accurate Diagnoses Improve Patient Outcomes
During the initial evaluation, our team of experts guides patients through a series of neurological, neuropsychological and nursing assessments. Our team members, who also serve as faculty members at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, meet to discuss the test results and collaborate on a management strategy.
We then work with the patient and his or her family to create an individual therapy plan. Treatment planning includes a careful consideration of all current research and the most effective drug therapies available. Our mission is to help patients and families fully understand the diagnosis and the complexities of treatment, as we offer support through every stage of the process.
Multiple Solutions and Specialty Services Available
The center coordinates with primary care physicians to offer specialty services and programs that help patients with specific cognitive problems. These include:
- Alzheimer’s Disease & Memory Disorders Program: For evaluation and treatment of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia syndromes; services include traditional medical treatments and state-of-the-art clinical research programs
- Memory Health Program: Targets individuals with concerns about maintaining brain health; the program offers a variety of services related to maintaining cognitive wellness in the context of aging
- Sports Concussion Program: Includes evaluation of the severity and consequences of a sports-related concussion, including the assessment of safety for return to play
Offering Support for Alzheimer’s Patients and Families
In addition to staying on the leading edge of clinical practice and research, the Brain Health & Memory Center is also involved in fund raising and sponsors nonmedical support for Alzheimer’s.
Experts from our center routinely deliver talks at community locations throughout northeast Ohio on subjects like early stage Alzheimer’s and caregiver support.
We partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to create a support group specifically for family members of individuals diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia. This diverse group of disorders primarily affects the areas of the brain associated with personality, behavior and language. Visit our Patient Resources page to learn more.
For decades, our center has participated in a variety of Alzheimer’s Association events and program, including:
- Annual Memory Walk
- Early Stage Town Hall Meeting
- Celebration of Hope Dinner