Memory loss can be difficult, we're here to help
About Memory Care and Neuropsychology
Anyone can be forgetful. But if you have gaps in your memory that affect your health or daily life -- especially with mood changes, trouble concentrating at work or forgetting recent conversations, it may be time to see a doctor. Family members or close friends may be the first to notice a change in your memory. When you come to meet with our neurology care team, we help determine the cause of your memory loss. We start by listening to understand you and your health needs.
Our neurologists and neuropsychologists work together to diagnose and help treat many types of memory disorders, including:
- Dementia - Alzheimer’s disease
- Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
- Mild cognitive impairment
- Vascular cognitive impairment
Our doctors are part of a national network of brain care specialists. We share ideas so that we can offer advanced treatment options for your brain condition or memory disorder.
Memory tests and family support
There are many reasons for memory loss, also known as dementia. The word dementia describes the loss of your ability to think clearly, make decisions and retain memories. Our doctors offer advanced neurologic exams and may use advanced brain imaging tests to diagnose your condition. Our neuropsychologists provide tests to evaluate memory changes and your ability to:
- Pay attention to detail
- Follow instructions
- Process information
- Recall recent and older memories
We also have senior health and memory care programs at many of our brain and spine centers at Ascension sites of care. Talk to us if you are worried that you or a loved one are showing signs of memory loss. Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders cause emotional stress. We offer a range of resources and compassionate support to you and your family.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get a second opinion for a memory disorder?
Whether you or your family is dealing with a new diagnosis or deciding on a care plan, there's a lot to think about. If you are looking for a second opinion, we are here for you. We can help match you with a doctor who specializes in memory disorders.