Cognitive Disorders Services

Most people who come to us have concerns regarding one or more of these cognitive functions:

  • Memory
  • Attention
  • Language (e.g., aphasias or dyslexias)
  • Visual processing
  • Decision-making
  • Cognition-related emotional regulation

We offer an extensive inventory of evaluations to comprehensively assess your condition. Diagnostic assessments can include:

  • Neurologic physical examination
  • Neuropsychiatric evaluation
  • Neurobehavioral status evaluation
  • Neuropsychological testing (paper and computerized measurements of cognitive and emotional function)
  • Structural and functional brain imaging (e.g., magnetic resonance imaging scan, fluordeoxyglucose –positron emissions tomography (PET) scan, and amyloid PET scan)
  • Brain electrical function testing (such as electroencephalography)
  • Blood tests (to examine metabolic and nutritional evidence, and detect other treatable concerns)
  • Spinal fluid analysis
  • Genetic testing
  • Sleep study

The initial appointment is generally one hour. We develop a plan for one or more follow-up visits.  Once we diagnose the problem, we design a coordinated management plan that integrates variety of treatment and services. These can include:

  • Medication (both proven drugs and emerging therapies being tested in clinical trials)
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Counseling (including caregiver support)
  • Customized patient care management