Memory Disorders Program
The Renown Memory Disorders Program is dedicated to accurately diagnosing and treating many different cause of memory loss and cognitive decline.
Conditions We Treat
DementiaDementia is a descriptive term for a collection of symptoms that can be caused by a number of disorders affecting the brain. By definition it is a severe decline in mental ability that interferes with daily life. Some memory loss can occur with the normal aging process, however dementia is more serious. It affects the ability to organize thoughts, use language and accurately see the visual world. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia.
Alzheimer's DiseaseAlzheimer's disease is a disorder that damages the brain. It causes a steady loss of memory and of your ability to speak, think, and do daily activities. Some people lose the ability to do daily activities in the first few years. Others may do fairly well until much later. Symptoms of this brain disease include:
- Difficulty performing tasks
- Language problems
- Changes in mood or behavior
- Loss of interest in normal, daily routines
Tips for the Newly DiagnosedIt's not easy to find out you have Alzheimer's disease. But you're not alone. There are things you and your family can do so you can live your best life possible.
Programs & Services
- Acute Rehab Hospital
- Epilepsy Program
- Headache Program
- Interventional Neuroradiology
- Memory Disorders Program
- Movement Disorders Program
- Multiple Sclerosis Program
- Outpatient Therapy
- Neuro ICU
- Neurosciences Clinical Trials
- Neurovascular & Stroke Program
- Spine, Sports & Pain Management
Cognitive RehabilitationCognitive Rehabilitation is a form of therapy that focuses on restoring, strengthening, and sharpening cognitive functions impaired due to brain degeneration, aging, or another medical incident. Dr. Jon Artz and Dr. Davor Zink have extensive experience and expertise in providing a specialized cognitive rehabilitation care plan—including cognitive exercises to perform, hands-on, bridging activities, and cognitive strategies to improve their everyday life.
Who We TreatThe Cognitive Rehab program is structured for a wide array of patients who have memory or cognitive impairment. Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) can occur in a person who notices that they are having memory or thinking problems, but it isn't enough to impair their day-to-day functioning.
- Early-stage Alzheimer’s
- Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) potential – over the age of 60
- Memory problems
- Those being referred to a Neurologist
- Reducing risk (lifestyle)
- Memory issues but still high functioning
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