Memory Disorders Clinic
Introducing New Memory Disorders Clinic at Boston Medical CenterDifficulty remembering new information, finding words or solving everyday problems can be upsetting for elderly and aging patients faced with the first signs of memory loss to those suffering with late stage neurocognitive impairment (dementia). At Boston Medical Center, we are with patients every step of the way, recently opening our doors to a new Memory Disorder Clinic within the Geriatric Ambulatory Practice.
Assessment and Services
A collaborative team including a neurologist, geriatrician, geriatrics nurse and social worker welcomes those 60 and older who have concerns about their memory loss, assuring patients feel heard and comforted within the clinic setting. A complete cognitive diagnostic evaluation will assess your condition and includes lab testing and imaging to determine causes for memory loss. Social work assistance is also readily available to help educate families and connect to resources within the community, often times reducing caregiver burden.
A family-centered treatment approach, the Memory Disorder Clinic at BMC provides patient and caregiver education, caregiving techniques and emotional support for all involved. With access to experimental medications, clinical trials and a partnership with the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center, the optimism within the Memory Disorder Clinic can be felt by all. Providing continued follow-up care with the team to monitor for changes in care needs and disease advancement, the versatile clinic also provides interpreter services to its diverse patient population.
Working closely in conjunction with your primary care physician, appointments are available within two weeks with the option to transfer complete care to the geriatric clinic if need arises.
Our Assessment Includes:
- Comprehensive cognitive evaluation (assessment of condition)
- Laboratory tests and imaging to determine causes for memory loss
- Diagnosis and cognitive treatment recommendations
- Social work assistance to help educate families and direct them to community and health care resources
- Connection with the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
For an appointment, please call us at 617.414.4639
Meet our Physicians
Dr. Kopits, a primary care physician specializing in geriatric medicine at Boston Medical Center, is a graduate of Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine. Completing both her residency in Family Medicine and fellowship in Geriatrics at BMC, Dr. Kopits is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Geriatrics Society.
Committed to individualizing and tailoring a care plan that works with a patient’s (and often times their family) goals of care and values, Dr. Kopits’ special interests include osteoporosis prevention and treatment as well as memory loss and functional changes.
Also seeing patients at BMC affiliated Upham’s Corner Health Center, the Upham’s Elder Service Plan/PACE program provides comprehensive care and social services for those 55 years and above who have medical needs, but wish to live in the community for as long as possible.
Dr. Kopits is available for consultation at Boston Medical Center and Upham’s Corner Health Center.
For more information or to make an appointment, please call 617.414.4639.