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Alzheimer’s Disease/Memory Loss

Alzheimer’s disease is a the most common type of dementia and causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. While dementia is broad term for declines in mental ability that gradually worsen over time, Alzheimer’s, which accounts for up to 80% of dementia cases, is a progressive disease and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Memory & Aging Clinic

The Memory and Aging Clinic at UI health provides a team approach to care for older adults with existing cognitive conditions like Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, or suspected difficulty with cognitive functions, including attention, language use, memory, perception, problem solving, creativity, and thinking. These patients also may be experiencing changes in mood.

Patients are seen by an interdisciplinary team of experts in neurology, psychiatry, and psychology to help understand and treat medical, behavior, and social concerns. The clinic also has specialists from other disciplines including geriatrics, physical therapy, nursing, radiology, and social work who are available to participate in a patient's evaluation.

The Memory & Aging Clinic's primary focus is to develop a personalized treatment plan for each patient. Memory loss and other related symptoms are often complex. The specialists at the Memory & Aging Clinic conduct a comprehensive examination that assesses intelligence, academic skills, memory, language, attention, problem-solving ability, visual-motor skills, sensory-motor functioning, and emotional functioning to develop the individualized treatment plan for each patient. This initial evaluation accomplishes an assessment that would typically take two or three visits at other hospitals.

We are committed to helping our patients live well with memory loss. As each patient begins their treatment and attends follow-up appointments, we will help the patient manage symptoms, discuss the impact of their medical conditions on their memory, and help the patient find ways to increase their overall quality of life.

Hours & Location:

Every Wednesday, noon to 5 pm 
Outpatient Care Center
Suite 4E
1801 W. Taylor Street
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For more information or to make an appointment, please call 312.996.2240.