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  • The Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center

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  • Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center at Rhode Island Hospital


    The center's neurologists are memory disorder specialists, who offer their patients the latest advances in memory disorder diagnosis and treatment.

    To ensure an accurate diagnosis we provide a thorough evaluation of each patient, which includes a careful look at his or her medical history, a physical examination and neuropsychological testing of mental functions. Neuroimaging- positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computed tomography (CT)- may also be used during the evaluation process, along with other laboratory tests.

    In addition to this clinical diagnostic evaluation and treatment, we offer:

    • Consultation with Rhode Island Hospital staff psychiatrists for counseling and treatment of behavioral problems
    • Genetic testing for hereditary dementia
    • Social services/referral to services to help our patients and their families find the support they need within their communities
    • Speech and occupational therapy to help our patients live their lives to their fullest capabilities
    • Support for our patients' caregivers, who are an important part of each patient's health care team.
    • Simulated driving tasks to evaluate driving ability.

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