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Memory Disorders Clinic

Introducing New Memory Disorders Clinic at Boston Medical Center

Difficulty 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

Aleksandra C. Stark, MD

Dr. Stark, a neurologist specializing in geriatrics at Boston Medical Center, is a graduate of New York Medical College. Completing her residency in Neurology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a Neurology fellowship at the Boston VA, Dr. Stark is currently working towards her second post-doctoral fellowship in geriatric neurology at Boston University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

A member of the American Academy of Neurology, Dr. Stark was awarded the Kaiser Permanente Excellence in Teaching Award in Neurology, the Peter Jacobson Award for Compassion in Medicine and also served as Neurology Chief Resident while at UNC.
A young physician on the cutting edge of medicine, Dr. Stark is committed to educating and supporting her patients and their families and caregivers, helping to reduce the stigma surrounding Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias while boosting and preserving a patient’s self-esteem. Dr. Stark feels privileged to work with the aging population and cherishes listening to the amazing life stories of so many generations, including her interviews with WWII veterans. 

Dr. Stark is available for consultation at Boston Medical Center.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 617.414.4639.

Ilona M. Kopits, MD

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.

 

Appointments

Call: 617.414.4639
Fax: 617.414.4094


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