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  • Neuropsychology ProgramThe Neuropsychology Program is a clinical specialty service at Rhode Island Hospital, affiliated with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown Medical School. The program offers neuropsychological evaluation of memory and other cognitive functions in children, adolescents, adults and older adults.

    The results of the evaluation can assist in the accurate diagnosis and lead to specific educational, vocational and treatment recommendations.  The Program provides regular consultation to the Alzheimer's and Memory Disorders Center, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, and the division of pediatric hematomology/oncology.

    The staff of the program works closely with referring physicians (including primary care physicians, neurologists, neurosurgeons, and psychiatrists) and provide them with detailed written descriptions of the findings of the evaluation, along with useful recommendations for treatment.

    Follow-up Consultations

    An important feature of the evaluation is the follow-up meeting with the patient and family members, during which results are reviewed and recommendations are discussed in a supportive and non-rushed atmosphere.

    Caregiver Support

    In addition to memory and cognitive assessment, the Neuropsychology Program provides consultation to families and other caregivers who are experiencing difficulty adjusting to or managing their loved ones' memory difficulties and other cognitive and behavioral problems. Educational support groups for caregivers are also available.

    Research

    The program also has an active research program, focused on childhood (epilepsy, cancer) and adult conditions (dementia, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy). In addition, we participate in ongoing studies to understand and treat the stress associated with caring for someone who has dementia.

    Learn more about our Dementia Caregiver Support Research Study