The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center promotes care support and wellness for individuals and families affected by memory loss by partnering with programs engaged in state-of-the-art practices in dementia care. Many people experience changes in their memory as they get older. Some changes are normal. Other changes may be a sign of a memory loss condition. If you or a loved one is concerned about changes in memory, personality or thinking, it is important to schedule an evaluation with a specialist such as a neurologist or geriatrician. An evaluation can help you:
- Understand the cause of your memory or thinking changes
- Learn more about treatment options
- Discover ways to maximize skills and promote quality of life
- Plan for the future
Below is a list of clinical care services that may help you better understand and treat memory loss or dementia symptoms at the time of diagnosis and beyond.
Comprehensive Dementia Assessment
The Cognitive Disorders Program is a division of the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan. Located at the University of Michigan Health and Geriatrics Center, the program offers a multi-disciplinary approach to address problems of memory or changes in thinking. The evaluation process aims to properly determine a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan that allow for the best quality of life possible. The health care team consisting of physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, and neuropsychologists is available to address issues over the course of illness. If you wish to learn more or schedule an appointment, please visit the University of Michigan Health website. Cognitive Disorders Program brochure (PDF).
The Cognitive Disorders Program offers opportunities to participate in clinical research, including imaging studies and trials that study the effectiveness of new drugs. To learn more about MADC-supported studies, please visit our Join a Study page.
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