Multidisciplinary Treatment for Memory Disorders at University Hospitals
The multidisciplinary neurology team at University Hospitals treats a wide variety of cognitive and memory disorders. These may involve sudden memory loss, long- or short-term memory loss, language impairment, learning disabilities or memory issues caused by injury.
If you or your loved one are experiencing a change in thinking or memory issue that is affecting your data-to-day activities, it is important to be checked by a neurological specialist.
Types of Cognitive Disorders
Our specialized team offers comprehensive treatment for a range of conditions that affect how the brain functions and retains memories including:
- Alzheimer’s disease: A progressive type of dementia.
- Autism: A spectrum disorder marked by challenges with social and verbal skills.
- Mild cognitive impairment
- Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: A rare progressive brain disorder.
- Dementia: General memory loss.
- Down syndrome: A chromosomal condition associated with weak muscle tone and intellectual disability.
- Huntington’s disease: A progressive genetic disorder that breaks down the nerve cells in the brain.
- Parkinson’s disease: A progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement.
For both routine and more significant issues, our board-certified neurologists have the experience and expertise to diagnose, treat and deliver personalized neurological care to meet your specific needs. We work with patients to understand the issues they face and help them develop a path toward improved brain health.
Expertise in Neurological Research to Improve Cognitive Function
At the forefront of innovative research with studies underway in the areas of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, we are advancing care for cognitive and memory disorders. Through this research at University Hospitals, we are exploring next-generation innovations to improve treatment options available to our patients.
Comprehensive Cognitive Function Care Plan for Memory Disorders
Taking a holistic approach to promote overall wellness is a top priority at University Hospitals. Our neurological specialists work collaboratively across disciplines to make sure a patient’s physical, mental and emotional needs are met. Every patient in our care for memory disorders is also assigned a social worker to help navigate their treatment experience across any clinical specialty.
On the first visit, a group of providers, including social workers, nurses, and physicians, perform a series of clinical and psychological tests to gauge memory and the ability to complete everyday tasks. During this time, the team also determines what other medical conditions could be affecting brain function and memory. The team then develops a customized treatment plan that addresses the medical, emotional and social issues connected to your condition.
Treatment plans are based on the latest research and most effective drug therapies available. With multiple locations, we also provide treatment close to home, making it easy for you or your loved one to access the services needed.
Family and Patient Support for Coping with Dementia and other Cognitive Disorders
We view patients and family as key members of the memory loss treatment team. Our team works hard to make sure you and your loved ones receive all the support and resources needed. We strive to help patients understand and feel comfortable with their entire treatment plan. Our team is also available to answer any questions you may have, at any time.
In addition, we partner with several community organizations, such as caregiver support groups, that work with patients and their families to handle the challenges associated with memory impairment. If you would like to learn more about our services or available resources, please contact one of our team members at any of our convenient locations.