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Memory Disorders Clinic

The Memory Disorder Clinic is the only such clinic designated by the State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs to serve the Northwest Florida area. The Clinic provides a comprehensive evaluation in an accessible, convenient manner for patients concerned about memory disorders, Alzheimer's Disease, and related dementias.

Comprehensive Assessment

The Memory Disorder Clinic has been designed to provide patients with convenient and carefully coordinated access to the appropriate medical expertise and diagnostic services available through West Florida Hospital. 

Who May Benefit

The Memory Disorder Clinic may be beneficial to persons with one or more of the following: memory loss, change in thinking ability, judgment or concentration, difficulty with speech, reading, writing, or other skills, and personality changes.

Patients may contact the Clinic directly or arrange referral through a personal physician.

Evaluation

The Clinic evaluation includes the following components:

A comprehensive medical and neurological evaluation assesses for any reversible causes of dementia and to identify other problems that may influence how well the patient functions with a memory disorder.

A psychosocial assessment by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker helps the patient and family evaluate emotional, environmental, and financial needs. The social worker then helps develop a management plan, including community resources and follow-up assessment.

Diagnostic testing includes blood work, appropriate brain imaging, and other individualized procedures.

Neurological and neuropsychological testing assesses areas of mental function such as memory, verbal ability, written comprehension, reasoning and coordination.

An evaluation summary conference for patient and caregiver is provided by the evaluation team. A formal report is sent to the patient and the patient's physician. Other consultations (including internal medicine and psychiatry) may be arranged, if necessary.

Cost & Billing

Third party insurance will be filed, and Medicare and Medicaid are accepted. A cost sheet will be sent when the appointment is scheduled to provide a concise breakdown of anticipated costs.

For more information about the Memory Disorder Clinic at West Florida Hospital, call (850) 494-6497.

Our patients have access to an experienced team of physicians, nurses, clinicians and rehabilitation specialists.
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