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Memory Disorder Clinic for Aging Patients Provides Complete Care for Memory Loss
Patients over 60 years old concerned with the first signs of memory loss to those afflicted with late stage cognitive impairment (dementia) can find help at Boston Medical Center’s new Memory Disorder Clinic. A facet of BMC’s Geriatric Ambulatory Practice, the clinic’s physicians and clinicians are with patients every step of the way, empowering those distressed or suffering to focus on what they can do, instead of their limitations. A caring environment, interpreter services are also provided to BMC’s diverse patient population.
Expert care. Working closely in conjunction with a patient’s primary care doctor, experienced staff physicians are available for consultation within two weeks. During the initial visit, patients complete a cognitive diagnostic evaluation with lab testing and imaging to determine causes of memory loss. With access to experimental medications, clinical trials and a partnership with the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center, the clinic also provides continued follow-up care to assess for changes in care needs and disease progression.
Patient-focused approach. A family centered treatment approach, the Memory Disorder Clinic at BMC provides patient and caregiver education, caregiving techniques and emotional support for all involved. Social work assistance is also readily available to help educate families and connect to resources within the community, often times reducing caregiver burden.
Multidisciplinary collaboration. A multidisciplinary team composed of a neurologist, geriatrician, geriatrics nurse and social worker welcomes those to BMC’s Memory Disorder Clinic. Assuring patients feel comforted and heard within the clinic setting, Boston Medical also provides the option to transfer complete care to the clinic if need arises.
Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center partnership. Established in 1996, the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center is focused on conducting and facilitating cutting-edge Alzheimer’s disease research, enhancing clinical care for patients and their families as well as providing education regarding the disease to both professional and lay audiences in the greater Boston area and beyond.
The Section of Geriatrics at Boston Medical Center and the Boston University School of Medicine is an interdisciplinary group of healthcare professionals whose mission is to address the special needs of the diverse geriatric and homebound populations of the City of Boston.
Call BMC Connect at 877.781.4763 to learn more or schedule an appointment.
News In Brief: BMC Launches New Memory Disorder Clinic for Geriatric Patients (PDF)